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The Coming Plague

Author : Laurie Garrett
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A New York Times bestseller The definitive account of the infectious diseases threatening humanity by Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative journalist Laurie Garrett "Prodigiously researched . . . A frightening vision of the future and a deeply unsettling one." —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times After decades spent assuming that the conquest of infectious disease was imminent, people on all continents now find themselves besieged by AIDS, drug-resistant tuberculosis, cholera that defies chlorine water treatment, and exotic viruses that can kill in a matter of hours. Relying on extensive interviews with leading experts in virology, molecular biology, disease ecology, and medicine, as well as field research in sub-Saharan Africa, Western Europe, Central America, and the United States, Laurie Garrett's The Coming Plague takes readers from the savannas of eastern Bolivia to the rain forests of the northern Democratic Republic of the Congo on a harrowing, fifty year journey through the history of our battles with microbes. This book is a work of investigative reportage like no other and a wake-up call to a world that has become complacent in the face of infectious disease—one that offers a sobering and prescient warning about the dangers of ignoring the coming plague.

The Coming Plague Diseases Disasters in a World Out of Balance

Author : Laurie Garrett
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Microbes Versus Mankind

Author : Laurie Garrett
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Microbes Versus Mankind

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Coming Plague 4 Copy

Author : Laurie Garrett
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Monologues for the Coming Plague

Author : Anders Nilsen
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The book ranges playfully from riffs on the gag cartoon to paranoid soliloquies of a surrealistic apocalypse, with references to contemporary politics, pop culture, and religion, plays on language, and sequential abstractions. Stories intertwine, branch off, dead end and double back. These are experimental, absurdist art comics, but the book is a page-turner, and some of it is laugh-out-loud funny. Reading it is not so much like reading comics as it is watching the artist make connections between ideas, find patterns, and set down the story as it happens. It's a tour de force, beautifully and uniquely packaged, in black and white and color, by one of the most fascinating new cartoonists of the decade. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.9px Arial; color: #424242}

The Monster Malady

Author : John Harvey Kellogg
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The Genesis of Germs

Author : Alan L. Gillen
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An in-depth look at microbes and diseases.

How to Survive the Coming Plagues

Author : Ragnar Benson
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Excellent "how to" manual on surviving major worldwide epidemics which have killed millions of people in the past and which can very possibly begin again in 2012 or beyond. In Part One renowned survivalist author Ragnar Benson addresses the Black Plague of 1665, the Great Flu Epidemic of 1918, Ebola, Hantavirus, the threat of biological warfare, what to expect from the government, safer in the city or the country?. In Part Two he explains medical survival techniques and gives concise information on water and sanitation, food, shelters, energy, medical measures, disease carrying rats and mice, sexual proclivity and the medical survivor, when the flag goes up, optimism and conclusion. Throughout man's history on every continent, lethal plagues have wiped out millions of people. More people have died as a result of plagues than all the wars ever fought. Ragnar Benson, one of the leading edge and foremost authorities in survival presents to you his excellent guide to understanding deadly plagues of the past which are lurking to be revisited upon humankind and brings to light the threats of mass infection we face today and how we can survive and avoid such catastrophies. In this age of terrorism with anthrax, new strains of avian flu and SARS from Asia, mosquito borne West Nile and possibly HIV virus, Swine Flu, the re-emergence of polio, whether or not there will be a worldwide catastrophe in 2012, the reader is well advised to read Ragnar's words of wisdom.

Status and Trends of the Nation s Biological Resources

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Environmental Change and Security Project Report

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Betrayal of Trust

Author : Laurie Garrett
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In this "meticulously researched" account (New York Times Book Review), a Pulitzer Prize-winning author examines the dangers of a failing public health system unequipped to handle large-scale global risks like a coronavirus pandemic. The New York Times bestselling author of The Coming Plague, Laurie Garrett takes on perhaps the most crucial global issue of our time in this eye-opening book. She asks: is our collective health in a state of decline? If so, how dire is this crisis and has the public health system itself contributed to it? Using riveting detail and finely-honed storytelling, exploring outbreaks around the world, Garrett exposes the underbelly of the world's globalization to find out if it can still be assumed that government can and will protect the people's health, or if that trust has been irrevocably broken. "A frightening vision of the future and a deeply unsettling one . . . a sober, scary book that not only limns the dangers posed by emerging diseases but also raises serious questions about two centuries' worth of Enlightenment beliefs in science and technology and progress." -- Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Public Health Reports

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The Contemporary Review

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Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

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In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, Contemporary Authors® New Revision Series brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors® entries. For your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually.While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions.Call your Sales Rep for details.

World Literature Today

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The Illustrated London News

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The Greek Testament

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Empowerment and the Limits of Change

Author : Irene Victoria Langran
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Issues in Science and Technology

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