Blue Death The Intriguing Past and Present Danger of the Water You Drink
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Description: 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.
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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/5/2008
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
|List of Illustrations|
|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|