Epidemics & PlaguesBook - 2006
Explores the killer diseases that have terrified populations throughout history and around the world. Follow the gruesome path of the Black death through medieval Europe, learn about the devastating smallpox epidemic that spread throughout North and South America, and discover why the deadly 1918 Spanish Flue pandemic claimed more victims than World War I. Through the pages of this book, you'll learn about the agents that cause cholera, tuberculosis, malaria, AIDS, and avian flu and, most importantly, find out what can be done to stop them.
Publisher: Boston : Kingfisher, 2006
Characteristics: 63 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps. ; 28 cm
Alternative Title: Epidemics and plagues