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Alfred W Crosby

Alfred W. Crosby is a Professor Emeritus in American studies, history, and geography at the University of Texas, Austin, where he taught for over twenty years. His books include America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918, Second edition, Throwing Fire: Projectile Technology through History, and The Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western Society, 1250-1600. The Measure of Reality was chosen by the Los Angeles Times as one of the 100 most important books of 1997.