The ghost map
- Accesorios incluidos
Fecha de lanzamiento febrero 2008 Editor Penguin
RESUMEN The ghost map
In Ghost Map Steven Johnson tells the story of the terrifying cholera epidemic that engulfed London in 1854, and the two unlikely heroes – anaesthetist Doctor John Snow and affable clergyman Reverend Henry Whitehead – who defeated the disease through a combination of local knowledge, scientific research and map-making.
In telling their extraordinary story, Johnson also explores a whole world of ideas and connections, from urban terror to microbes, ecosystems to the Great Stink, cultural phenomena to street life. Re-creating a London full of dirt, dust heaps, slaughterhouses and scavengers, Ghost Map is about how huge populations live together, how cities can kill – and how they can save us.
DetallesThe ghost map
- Formato ePub
- Editor Penguin
- Fecha de lanzamiento enero 2008
- EAN 9780141915777