Simon Schama

Foreign Bodies: Pandemics, Vaccines, Health of Nations

22,45 €
0.0

Simon Schama

Foreign Bodies: Pandemics, Vaccines, Health of Nations

22,45 €
0.0


GODINA IZDANJA
2023
JEZIK IZDANJA
Engleski
NAKLADNIK / PROIZVOĐAČ
FORMAT
155 x 227 mm
BROJ STRANICA
496 stranica
UVEZ
meki uvez
MASA
0.35 kg
BARKOD
9781471169908
Share:

Cities and countries engulfed by panic and death, desperate for vaccines but fearful of what inoculation may bring. This is what the world has just gone through with Covid-19. But as Simon Schama shows in his epic history of vulnerable humanity caught between the terror of contagion and the ingenuity of science, it has happened before. Characteristically, with Schama the message is delivered through gripping, page-turning stories set in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: smallpox strikes London; cholera hits Paris; plague comes to India. Threading through the scenes of terror, suffering and hope – in hospitals and prisons, palaces and slums – are an unforgettable cast of characters: a philosopher-playwright burning up with smallpox in a country chateau; a vaccinating doctor paying house calls in Halifax; a woman doctor in south India driving her inoculator-carriage through the stricken streets as dead monkeys drop from the trees. But we are also in the labs when great, life-saving breakthroughs happen, in Paris, Hong Kong and Mumbai. At the heart of it all, an unsung hero: Waldemar Haffkine. A gun-toting Jewish student in Odesa turned microbiologist at the Pasteur Institute, hailed in England as ‘the saviour of mankind’ for vaccinating millions against cholera and bubonic plague in British India while being cold-shouldered by the medical establishment of the Raj. Creator of the world’s first mass production line of vaccines in Mumbai, he is tragically brought down in an act of shocking injustice.

Za ovaj proizvod ne postoje recenzije.

Ostavite recenziju:



Možda bi Vas moglo zanimati

Knjiga Foreign Bodies autora Simon Schama izdana 2024 kao meki uvez dostupna u Knjižari Znanje.

Simon Schama

Foreign Bodies

17,15 €

Knjiga One Medicine autora Matt Morgan izdana 2024 kao meki uvez dostupna u Knjižari Znanje.

Matt Morgan

One Medicine

14,49 €

Knjiga Foreign Bodies autora Simon Schama izdana 2024 kao meki uvez dostupna u Knjižari Znanje.

Simon Schama

Foreign Bodies

17,15 €

Knjiga Why We Die autora Venki Ramakrishnan izdana 2024 kao meki uvez dostupna u Knjižari Znanje.

Venki Ramakrishnan

Why We Die

22,45 €

Knjiga AI 2041 autora Kai-Fu Lee izdana 2024 kao meki uvez dostupna u Knjižari Znanje.

Kai-Fu Lee

AI 2041

17,15 €

Knjiga Impossible Monsters autora Michael Taylor izdana 2024 kao meki uvez dostupna u Knjižari Znanje.

Michael Taylor

Impossible Monsters

22,45 €