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Title:
Germs, genes, & civilization : how epidemics shaped who we are today
Author:
Clark, David P.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : FT Press, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
xix, 283 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction : our debt to disease -- Where did our diseases come from? -- Transmission, overcrowding, and virulence -- Water, sewers, and empires -- Meat and vegetables -- Pestilence and warfare -- Venereal disease and sexual behavior -- Religion and tradition : health below or heaven above? -- Manpower and slavery -- Urbanization and democracy -- Emerging diseases and the future.
ISBN:
9780137019960
Format :
Book