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The Ghost Map
Title:The Ghost Map
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Category:History, Books, Science & Nature, History, Europe, Health, Mind & Body, Health & Fitness
A National Bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book, and an Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year from the author of Unexpected Life
“By turns a medical thriller, detective story, and paean to city life, Johnson's account of the outbreak and its modern implications is a true page-turner.” —The Washington Post

“Thought-provoking.” —Entertainment Weekly

It's the summer of 1854, and London is just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world. But lacking the infrastructure-garbage removal, clean water, sewers-necessary to support its rapidly expanding population, the city has become the perfect breeding ground for a terrifying disease no one knows how to cure. As the cholera outbreak takes hold, a physician and a local curate are spurred to action-and ultimately solve the most pressing medical riddle of their time.

In a triumph of multidisciplinary thinking, Johnson illuminates the intertwined histories of the spread of disease, the rise of cities, and the nature of scientific inquiry, offering both a riveting history and a powerful explanation of how it has shaped the world we live in.
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  • The Amazons
  • Mythos
  • Delphi Complete Works of Cicero
  • The Celts
  • The Riddle of the Labyrinth
  • Greek Science of the Hellenistic Era
  • History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, plus Gibbon's Memoirs and a Biography
  • Political Speeches
  • The Histories
  • SPQR: A Roman Miscellany
  • The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English (7th Edition)
  • Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World
  • Thebes
  • Delphi Complete Works of Arrian
  • Géographie et ethnographie en Grèce ancienne - 2e éd.
  • Under Another Sky
  • The Immortality Key
  • The Gods of The Greeks
  • Antigua Grecia: Una Fascinante Guía de La Historia Griega, empezando desde la Edad Media Griega hasta el Final de la Antigüedad
  • The Code of Hammurabi
  • Soldier of Rome: The Last Campaign
  • Stoicism
  • The Egyptian Book of the Dead