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Deadly companions : how microbes shaped our history, Dorothy H. Crawford

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Deadly companions : how microbes shaped our history
Title
Deadly companions
Title remainder
how microbes shaped our history
Statement of responsibility
Dorothy H. Crawford
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Beginning with a dramatic account of the SARS pandemic at the start of the 21st century, Crawford takes us back in time to follow the interlinked history of microbes and man, taking an up-to-date look at ancient plagues and epidemics and exploring how changes in the way humans have lived throughout history have made us vulnerable to microbe attack. As we moved from hunter-gatherers to farmers to city-dwellers, microbes like malaria and smallpox moved with us, changing and evolving to spread between us and cause disease with ever more efficiency. Trade and conquest brought new opportunities. With the power to decimate populations, the diseases spread by microbes shaped the course of human history in a way that few other factors could. Today, despite decades of success fighting microbial disease, we find ourselves once again at risk. As modern culture, with its overcrowded cities, air travel, and widespread use of antibiotics, faces threats from new microbes such as bird flu, and virulent drug-resistant strains of familiar foes, Crawford points out that the idea of a world free of dangerous microbes is an illusion: we can use our understanding of their opportunistic behaviour to tame them, even to make them into allies in some cases, but their existence and evolution is intertwined with ours, and we will never fully shake off our deadly companions"--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
VT2
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Crawford, Dorothy H
Dewey number
614.4/9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RA649
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WC 11.1
Series statement
Oxford landmark science
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epidemics
  • Infection
  • Communicable diseases
  • Diseases and history
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Virus Diseases
  • Communicable diseases
  • Diseases and history
  • Epidemics
  • Infection
Label
Deadly companions : how microbes shaped our history, Dorothy H. Crawford
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Publication
Note
Originally published: 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-240) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How it all began -- Our microbial inheritance -- Microbes jump species -- Crowds, filth and poverty -- Microbes go global -- Famine and devastation -- Deadly companions revealed -- The fight back
Control code
1088961103
Edition
New updated edition, second edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 250 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780192552976
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
6b671471-f6cf-4d0a-af80-2ed2ec36ef85
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1088961103
Label
Deadly companions : how microbes shaped our history, Dorothy H. Crawford
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-240) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How it all began -- Our microbial inheritance -- Microbes jump species -- Crowds, filth and poverty -- Microbes go global -- Famine and devastation -- Deadly companions revealed -- The fight back
Control code
1088961103
Edition
New updated edition, second edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 250 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780192552976
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
6b671471-f6cf-4d0a-af80-2ed2ec36ef85
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1088961103

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