9780385121224-0385121229-Plagues and Peoples

Plagues and Peoples

ISBN-13: 9780385121224
ISBN-10: 0385121229
Edition: 1st
Author: William H. McNeill
Publication date: 1976
Publisher: Anchor
Format: Paperback 368 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780385121224
ISBN-10: 0385121229
Edition: 1st
Author: William H. McNeill
Publication date: 1976
Publisher: Anchor
Format: Paperback 368 pages

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Acknowledged author William H. McNeill wrote Plagues and Peoples comprising 368 pages back in 1976. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0385121229 and 9780385121224. Since then Plagues and Peoples textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Upon its original publication, Plagues and Peoples was an immediate critical and popular success, offering a radically new interpretation of world history as seen through the extraordinary impact--political, demographic, ecological, and psychological--of disease on cultures. From the conquest of Mexico by smallpox as much as by the Spanish, to the bubonic plague in China, to the typhoid epidemic in Europe, the history of disease is the history of humankind. With the identification of AIDS in the early 1980s, another chapter has been added to this chronicle of events, which William McNeill explores in his new introduction to this updated editon.

Thought-provoking, well-researched, and compulsively readable, Plagues and Peoples is that rare book that is as fascinating as it is scholarly, as intriguing as it is enlightening. "A brilliantly conceptualized and challenging achievement" (Kirkus Reviews), it is essential reading, offering a new perspective on human history.

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