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  • Epidemics -- Juvenile literature,
  • Communicable diseases -- Juvenile literature

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

GenreJuvenile literature.
SeriesWorld Book"s library of natural disasters
ContributionsWorld Book, Inc.
LC ClassificationsRA653.5 .P365 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17160674M
ISBN 109780716698111
LC Control Number2007006689

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God’s Purpose in Pandemics. You can read the Book of Revelation and see the reason why God allowed the plagues in ancient times. He used them to humble them (people, nations) and make them repent of their sins, and come to Him.   Pandemics, quarantines, and history History professor Alex Chase-Levenson explores pandemics and quarantines in his upcoming book, and shares some lessons we can take from the past to help manage the present. Title: On Pandemics. Catalogue Number: Format: BOOK. Missing Information?.Seller Rating: % positive. Thomas' book, "Global Epidemics, Local Implications: African Immigrants and the Ebola Crisis in Dallas" highlights the ways that outbreaks across the world impact the lives of immigrants.

Weapons of mass destruction and pandemics: global disasters with mass destruction and mass disruption Robert J. Ursano, Carol S. Fullerton, Ann E. Norwood, Harry C. Holloway Textbook of Disaster Psychiatry.   This book offers the first comprehensive analysis of the psychology of pandemics. It describes the psychological reactions to pandemics, including maladaptive behaviors, emotions, and defensive reactions, and reviews the psychological vulnerability factors that contribute to the spreading of disease and distress.   Most people who read about pandemics, however, turn to pulpier books: paperback airport novels like Michael Crichton’s clinical fictionalized report about an interstellar virus The Andromeda Strain, Robin Cook’s nightmare fuel about a California Ebola pandemic in Outbreak, and Stephen King’s magisterial post-apocalyptic epic The Stand.   Books about pandemics to read in the time of coronavirus. Books about pandemics to read in the time of coronavirus. the book's fever-dream style captures the experience of the disease.

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Books shelved as pandemic: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, The Stand by Stephen King, The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic i.

The book’s structure juxtaposes scenes of survivors of the epidemic with the sudden end of the world as we know it, as the Georgian flu wreaks havoc. Mandel’s story is an ultimately hopeful. This book is an examination of the manner in which American presidents respond to pandemics and other public health crises.

Skidmore argues that presidential performance in dealing with emergencies and pandemics varies, but those who are informed, focused, and confident that government can work are most likely to be successful.5/5(2). In Pandemics: What Everyone Needs to Know, Peter Doherty, who won the Nobel Prize for his work on how the immune system recognizes virus-infected cells, offers an essential guide to one of the truly life-or-death issues of our age.

In concise, question-and-answer format, he explains the causes of pandemics, how they can be counteracted with Cited by: 3. 7 Essential Books About Pandemics.

As Shilts writes in the prologue of his award-winning book: “The story of these first five years of AIDS in America is a drama of national failure Author: Tina Jordan. This is the dramatic story of both the science and the history between how it happened, where it started, and what could prevent future epidemics.

Kolata is a talented journalist and her gift of storytelling makes this one of the most gripping books about pandemics on the : Lily Dunn. A nonfiction book can help you gain a better understanding of how pandemics start, spread, and end, offering comfort in these uncertain times. 5/5 ABOUT A BOOK How and why people behave and think differently during Pandemics.

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But it is shorthand for a much larger Pandemics. book of corroborating evidence about the likelihood of new pandemics, based on the reporting and research I did over the past six years, which I write about in the book. Among the emerging disease experts I talked to, the idea of another major pandemic in the near future is taken as a given.

With coronavirus in the news, pandemics are on the minds of many, but few who have not read your book on the subject (or the books you recommend here) could precisely define what a pandemic is. How do you Pandemics. book pandemic. The most basic definition is that a pandemic is a very large epidemic which affects a large number of people across a swath of time and space.

Pandemics of the Past. to come,” Barbara W. Tuchman wrote in her book “A Distant fight is far from over — but the nonfiction literature of plague reveals that pandemics, while. Barbara W. Tuchman’s book about medieval history and the plague in the 14th century is a fascinating look at a terrifying time to be alive.

“The year represents one of the most brilliant high points in the history of Western civilization. But novels can also help people wrap their heads around something that may seem too big and scary to process.

If you feel like you’re living in the first pages of a post-apocalyptic story, these books about historical and speculative future pandemics might help you feel less alone. Pick one up, and then wash your hands. Note: Many of the death toll numbers listed above are best estimates based on available research.

Some, such as the Plague of Justinian and Swine Flu, are subject to debate based on new evidence. Despite the persistence of disease and pandemics throughout history, there’s one consistent trend over time – a gradual reduction in the death rate.

Encyclopedia of Pestilence, Pandemics, and Plagues by Ed, Joseph P. Byrne, published by Greenwood Press, Influenza, The American Experience. Source Book. The book begins by contextualizing the issues with a historical and infectious disease overview of pandemics ranging from the Spanish flu ofthe HIV epidemic, Ebola, Zika.

The Pandemic Playbook (TPP) is committed to educating the public and global leadership concerning this growing threat which is capable of exterminating our species.

Therefore understanding and analyzing epidemics and pandemics and their source emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases (EIDs), pathogens of pandemic potential, is the focus of TPP.

This book is a monumental one, which provides a depth of perspective and research on the most lethal influenza outbreak in history, as well as the morality surrounding a pandemic.

Widely considered the first modern apocalyptic novel, Mary Shelley's The Last Man pioneered many of the tropes we find in the genre today, from global pandemics to doomsday cults.

But the book Author: Tyler Aquilina. How pandemics change history. Isaac Chotiner is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he is the principal contributor to Q.

& A., a series of interviews with major public figures in politics. In that book I concluded that another viral pandemic in the near future was certain and that we would be unprepared for it.

Of course, I could not have guessed just how unprepared the U.S., so often called the only superpower, would be. In the excerpt featured below, I look at pandemics that ravaged the world.

Beyond borders: the best books about pandemics As the coronavirus has spread to four continents, Laura Spinney chooses scientific studies, memoirs Author: Laura Spinney.

10 Fictional Pandemics That Will Make You Sweat Anna Gooding s read some scary, scary books about illness and deal with that primal fear in fiction. Here are a few bone-chilling fictional pandemics that will make you want to crawl under the covers. This is the second book of the Author: Anna Gooding-Call.

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Transcript type. Filter by Speaker. Search this transcript *This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed. A pandemic (from Greek πᾶν, pan, "all" and δῆμος, demos, "people") is an epidemic of an infectious disease that has spread across a large region, for instance multiple continents or worldwide, affecting a substantial number of people.

A widespread endemic disease with a stable number of infected people is not a pandemic. Widespread endemic diseases with a stable number of infected. Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of and the Search for the Virus That Caused It.

Gina Kolata. Yes, it's another book about the flu outbreak, but this one, fromis more fast-paced than Brown's; the story races around the world while tracing the supersonic spread of this flu, which killed percent of those it infected and struck even the most remote parts of the.

This book offers the first comprehensive analysis of the psychology of pandemics. It describes the psychological reactions to pandemics, including maladaptive behaviors, emotions, and defensive reactions, and reviews the psychological vulnerability factors that contribute to.

Books about pandemics and plagues have been growing more popular as the COVID pandemic has continued to spread. Adobe Stock image It might seem counterintuitive, but as the world finds itself in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic, books about fictional pandemics, plagues and other diseases have suddenly risen in popularity.Some of these books about isolation and pandemics were written long beforeand others eerily came out just as this virus was starting to spread IRL.

Some books aren't about pandemics or the Author: Kathryn Lindsay.Pandemics What Everyone Needs to Know® Peter C. Doherty What Everyone Needs To Know® Author is winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine, ; Concise book written in a lively Q&A format that answers the major questions about pandemics.