The author examines the Great Influenza Epidemic of 1918 that killed an estimated 40 to 100 million people in the world, and delves into the mystery that still surrounds it. Kolata takes readers into the lab where scientists today are working with samples of the virus, and addresses the prospects for a recurrence of an equally lethal pandemic.The author examines the Great Influenza Epidemic of 1918 that killed an estimated 40 to 100 million people in the world, and delves into the mystery that still surrounds it. Kolata takes readers into the lab where scientists today are working with samples of the virus, and addresses the prospects for a recurrence of an equally lethal pandemic.Read Less
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Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall 0330484230 Paperback Paperback. Slight shelf wear to edge of cover. In 1918 an estimated forty million people died as a virus swept the world alomst overnight. Even the young and healthy were affected, leaving children orphaned and families devastated. But perhaps the most frightening thing of all was that the killer was a strain of virus that comes around every year and that most people take for granted-flu. The 1918 flu4e is one of history's greatest conundrums and until recently no one knew precisely why it proved so fatal. The author recreates the story of this gruesome epidemic with the drama of a great adventure. Delving into the history of the flu and detailing the science and the latest understanding of the disease, Kolata addresses the prospects for another outbreak and, most importantly, what can be done to prevent it. Illustrated. 330 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions, and all types of Academic Literature. )
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