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 health practitioner John Snow and affable clergyman Reverend Henry Whitehead - who defeated the illness via a mixture of neighborhood wisdom, medical study and map-making.

In telling their amazing tale, Johnson additionally explores an entire international of rules and connections, from city terror to microbes, ecosystems to the good Stink, cultural phenomena to road lifestyles. Re-creating a London choked with airborne dirt and dust, airborne dirt and dust tons, slaughterhouses and scavengers, Ghost Map is set how large populations stay jointly, how towns can kill - and the way they could shop us.

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