The Ghost Map: A Street, A City, An Epidemic and The Hidden Power of Urban Networks

The Ghost Map: A Street, A City, An Epidemic and The Hidden Power of Urban Networks

Steven Johnson


In Ghost Map Steven Johnson tells the tale of the terrifying cholera epidemic that engulfed London in 1854, and the 2 not going heroes - anaesthetist medical professional John Snow and affable clergyman Reverend Henry Whitehead - who defeated the sickness via a mix of neighborhood wisdom, clinical study and map-making.

In telling their remarkable tale, Johnson additionally explores a complete global of rules and connections, from city terror to microbes, ecosystems to the nice Stink, cultural phenomena to road lifestyles. Re-creating a London choked with airborne dirt and dust, airborne dirt and dust lots, slaughterhouses and scavengers, Ghost Map is ready how large populations reside jointly, how towns can kill - and the way they could store us.

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