dimanche 23 décembre 2018

Un atlas de la maladie

The Atlas of Disease: Mapping deadly epidemics and contagion from the plague to the zika virus 

Sandra Hempel

Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: White Lion Publishing; 1 edition (November 27, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1781317907

Behind every disease is a story, a complex narrative woven of multiple threads, from the natural history of the disease, to the tale of its discovery and its place in history.

But what is vital in all of this is how the disease spreads and develops. In The Atlas of Disease, Sandra Hemple reveals how maps have uncovered insightful information about the history of disease, from the seventeenth century plague maps that revealed the radical idea that diseases might be carried and spread by humans, to cholera maps in the 1800s showing the disease was carried by water, right up to the AIDs epidemic in the 1980s and the recent Ebola outbreak.

Crucially, The Atlas of Disease will also explore how cartographic techniques have been used to combat epidemics by revealing previously hidden patterns. These discoveries have changed the course of history, affected human evolution, stimulated advances in medicine and shaped the course of countless lives.

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