Princeton University Library Catalog

Encyclopedia of plague and pestilence : from ancient times to the present / George Childs Kohn, editor.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : Facts On File, c2008.
Εdition:
3rd ed.
Description:
xiv, 529 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
Series:
Facts on File library of world history. [More in this series]
Summary note:
"Tracing the history of infectious diseases from the Philistine plague of the 11th century B.C. to the recent SARS and avian influenza scares, Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence, Third Edition is a single-volume, A-to-Z reference offering comprehensive international coverage of the fascinating subject of epidemic diseases." "This volume provides concise descriptions of more than 720 epidemics, listed alphabetically by location of the outbreak. Each detailed entry includes when and where a particular epidemic began, how and why it happened, who it affected, how it spread and ran its course, and its outcome and significance." "Further readings, numerous cross-references, illustrative drawings and photographs, and maps, in addition to a substantial bibliography, time line, extensive general index, and subject indexes by disease and geographic area, make the information easily accessible. Plague and Pestilence, Third Edition is an invaluable reference for anyone with an interest in biology, history, or medicine."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 491-509) and index.
Subject(s):
EpidemicsHistoryEncyclopedias [Browse]
Form/​Genre:
Encyclopedias.
ISBN:
  • 9780816069354
  • 0816069352
LCCN:
2006041296
OCLC:
77047802
Related name:
RCP:
C - O