Blue Death The Intriguing Past and Present Danger of the Water You Drink

ISBN-10: 0060730900
ISBN-13: 9780060730901
Edition: N/A
Authors: Robert D. Morris
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/5/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

During a devastating nineteenth-century cholera outbreak, English physician John Snow proved that the deadly disease could hide in a drop of water. In the twentieth century, burgeoning cities would subdue cholera and typhoid by building massive filtration plants and bubbling poisonous gas through their drinking water. But in the new millennium, the demon of waterborne disease is threatening to reemerge, and the results could be catastrophic. In this fascinating, sobering account, Dr. Robert Morris depicts the epidemics that have shaken nations, celebrates the scientists who reached into the invisible and ultimately saved millions of lives, and sounds a timely warning we dare not ignore about the natural and man-made hazards present in the water we drink.

List of Illustrations
Prologue
Waterborne Killers
The Blue Death
Snow on Cholera
All Smell Is Disease
The Experimentum Crucis
The Doctor, the Priest, and the Outbreak at Golden Square
The Great Stink
Thirty Cities and Dirty Water
The Race to Cholera
The Scramble for Pure Water
The Two-Edged Sword
Spring in Milwaukee
The Hidden Seed
At War with the Invisible
Drinking the Mississippi
Death in Ontario
Surviving the Storm
The Worst Place on Earth
The Future of Water: From E. Coli to al Qaeda
Afterword: Strategies for Safe Water: A Modest Proposal
Bibliography and Notes
Acknowledgments

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