Free Download The Life and Death of Smallpox PDF - Writers Club

Free Download The Life and Death of Smallpox PDF

Cambridge University Press

English - 290 pages - ISBN-10: 0521845424 - ISBN-13: 9780521845427

2/5 by 80 votes


This is an engaging and fascinating story of a conditional human success story. Smallpox has been one of the most devastating scourges of humanity throughout recorded history, and it is the only human illness to have been eradicated, though polio may soon follow it to official extinction through human agency. However, while smallpox is officially extinct in nature, our fears that stocks of smallpox virus may return as a weapon of bioterrorists have led to the stockpiling of vaccine, and continuing vigilance, even though the official victory over smallpox is now 15 years old. The Life and Death of Smallpox presents the entire engaging history of our struggle and ultimate victory over one of our oldest and worst enemies. The story of the campaign to track down and eradicate the virus, throughout the world--the difficulties, setbacks, and the challenges successfully met--is a highlight of a fascinating book, but we can't be confident of the ending. The final chapter of the book clearly and authoritatively explains the current status of the threat, from the deliberate release of smallpox or other potential agents of biological terrorism.

Reviews

64x64

Sarah Ivan

This is one of the best books that I have read so far in my life. You won't be disappointed.

Kelly Cunningham

Exciting to read and hard to put down

Demotte Mercado

It was damn awesome, sweet, the way of describing the romance was just marvellous

Recent Books

Manual for the Culture of Selected Freshwater Invertebrates
Manual for the Culture of Selected Freshwater Invertebrates
Canada. Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Consciousness Beyond Life
Consciousness Beyond Life
Pim van Lommel
As a cardiologist, Pim van Lommel was struck by the number of his patients who claimed to have near-death experiences as a result of their heart...
The Concept of the Employer
The Concept of the Employer
Jeremias Prassl
Employment law has increasingly struggled to adapt to complex modern work arrangements, from agency work to corporate groups. This book suggests that...
Activity Theory in HCI
Activity Theory in HCI
Victor Kaptelinin
Activity theory -- a conceptual framework originally developed by Aleksei Leontiev -- has its roots in the socio-cultural tradition in Russian...
The Rum Diary
The Rum Diary
Hunter S. Thompson
Made into a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp, The Rum Diary—a national bestseller and New York Times Notable Book—is Hunter S....
Needs and Capacity Assessment Strategies for Health Education and Health Promotion
Needs and Capacity Assessment Strategies for Health Education and Health Promotion
Gilmore
The only text of its kind available for health and human service practitioners, the Third Edition of Needs and Capacity Assessment Strategies for...
Conversations with Yogananda
Conversations with Yogananda
J. Donald Walters
Lost Freedom addresses the widespread feeling that there has been a fundamental change in the social life of children in recent decades: the loss of...
Der Mensch
Der Mensch
Johannes Ranke
Nachdruck des Originals von 1923.