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The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Laurie Garrett

Where's your next disease coming from? From anywhere in the world--from overflowing sewage in Cairo, from a war zone in Rwanda, from an energy-efficient office building in California, from a pig farm in China or North Carolina. "Preparedness … see full wiki

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Author: Laurie Garrett
Genre: Science
Publisher: Penguin
2 reviews about The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases...
review by . May 03, 2005
You want to be truly frightened about your health? Read The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases In A World Out Of Balance by Laurie Garrett. A friend loaned me his copy of this book after I had read a book about the flu epidemic in the early 1900's. This book, written in 1994, covers a number of diseases from all over the world, as well as the stories of the individuals who constantly risk their lives to combat the deadly viruses.    Although the book is over 700 pages and …
review by . February 10, 2001
"The Coming Plague" is 620 pages of densely-packed text on humanity's war against its deadliest enemies. Throughout the twentieth century and into the new millenium, we've given our microscopic enemies glorious new opportunities to exploit us, whether it be through war, slash-and-burn agriculture, or stagnant water in an air-conditioning system. Laurie Garrett has written a fascinating and frightening account of some of the battles we almost won (measles and polio) and some where we appear to be …
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