Tracing the history of infectious diseases from the Philistine plague of th century BCE to recent SARS and avian flu scares, Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence, Third Edition is a comprehensive A Z reference offering international coverage of this timely and fascinating subjectThis updated volume provides concise descriptions of thanepidemics, listed alphabetically by location of the outbreak Each detailed entry includes when and where a particular epidemic began, how and why it happened, whom it affected, how it spread and ran its course, and its outcome and significance Black and white photographs have been added throughout


3 thoughts on “Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence: From Ancient Times to the Present (Facts on File Library of World History)

  1. Mary Ellen Snodgrass Mary Ellen Snodgrass says:

    Kohn compiles informative entries, maps, and illustrations alongside dull, poorly written, and oddly dehumanized commentaries, particularly the spotty coverage of the Spanish Influenza of 1917 1919 Surprisingly overlooked is the threat of smallpox to the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, a subject admirably covered in Elizabeth Ann Fenn s Pox Americana Also omitted are entries on leprosy, trachoma, and Lyme disease Indexing is thorough, but tedious and difficult to use How has so weak a reference work advanced to a third edition


  2. jbtough jbtough says:

    Global, historic, hard to find information


  3. Kim K. Kim K. says:

    I have a previous version, and this one is incredibly well updated.