Return of the Black Death

Return of the Black Death

The World's Greatest Serial Killer

Book - 2004
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If the twenty-first century seems an unlikely stage for the return of a 14th-century killer, the authors of Return of the Black Death argue that the plague, which vanquished half of Europe, has only lain dormant, waiting to emerge again-perhaps, in another form. At the heart of their chilling scenario is their contention that the plague was spread by direct human contact (not from rat fleas) and was, in fact, a virus perhaps similar to AIDS and Ebola. Noting the periodic occurrence of plagues throughout history, the authors predict its inevitable re-emergence sometime in the future, transformed by mass mobility and bioterrorism into an even more devastating killer.
Publisher: Chichester ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2004.
ISBN: 9780470090008
0470090006
Branch Call Number: 614.5732 S429
Characteristics: viii, 310 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Duncan, C. J. (Christopher John)

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