Biology of Plagues: Evidence from Historical Populations by Susan Scott,Christopher J. Duncan PDF

By Susan Scott,Christopher J. Duncan

the specter of unstoppable plagues, akin to AIDS and Ebola, is usually with us. In Europe, the main devastating plagues have been these from the Black demise pandemic within the 1300s to the good Plague of London in 1665. For the final a hundred years, it's been accredited that Yersinia pestis, the infective agent of bubonic plague, was once accountable for those epidemics. This booklet combines smooth suggestions of epidemiology and molecular biology with computer-modelling. using those to the research of ancient epidemics, the authors convey that they weren't, in reality, outbreaks of bubonic plague. Biology of Plagues deals a totally new interdisciplinary interpretation of the plagues of Europe and establishes them inside a geographical, ancient and demographic framework. This interesting detective paintings should be of curiosity to readers within the social and organic sciences, and classes learnt will underline the results of ancient plagues for modern day epidemiology.

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