The Ghost Map

Written By Steven Johnson
The Ghost Map
  • Publsiher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 31 January 2008
  • ISBN : 0141915773
  • Pages : 320 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 89 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Ghost Map written by Steven Johnson which was release on 31 January 2008, this book published by Penguin UK. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: In Ghost Map Steven Johnson tells the story of the terrifying cholera epidemic that engulfed London in 1854, and the two unlikely heroes – anaesthetist Doctor John Snow and affable clergyman Reverend Henry Whitehead – who defeated the disease through a combination of local knowledge, scientific research and map-making. In telling their extraordinary story, Johnson also explores a whole world of ideas and connections, from urban terror to microbes, ecosystems to the Great Stink, cultural phenomena to street life. Re-creating a London full of dirt, dust heaps, slaughterhouses and scavengers, Ghost Map is about how huge populations live together, how cities can kill – and how they can save us.

The Ghost Map

The Ghost Map
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2008-01-31
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0141915773
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Summary : In Ghost Map Steven Johnson tells the story of the terrifying cholera epidemic that engulfed London in 1854, and the two unlikely heroes – anaesthetist Doctor John Snow and affable clergyman Reverend Henry Whitehead – who defeated the disease through a combination of local knowledge, scientific research and map-making. In telling their extraordinary ...

The Ghost Map

The Ghost Map
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 299
  • ISBN : 0141915773
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Summary : Steven Johnson takes the reader day by day through the cholera epidemic of 1854 - which would consume 50,000 lives in England and Wales - and recreates a London full of dust heaps, furnaces and slaughterhouses....

The Ghost Map

The Ghost Map
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 299
  • ISBN : 0141915773
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Summary : "An account of the worst cholera outbreak in Victorian London--and an exploration of how Dr. John Snow's solution revolutionized the way we think about disease in cities. In the summer of 1854, a devastating cholera outbreak seized London just as it was emerging as a modern city: more than 2 million people ...

Study Guide

Study Guide
  • Author : Supersummary
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Total pages : 44
  • ISBN : 0141915773
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Summary : SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 43-page guide for "The Ghost Map" by Steven Johnson includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 9 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary ...

Future Perfect

Future Perfect
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2012-10-04
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0141915773
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Summary : What connects the "miracle on the Hudson" to the planning of the French railway system, or the mysterious outbreak of strange smells in downtown Manhattan to the invention of the Internet? With his characteristic flair for multidisciplinary storytelling, Steven Johnson shows in Future Perfect that what lies behind these and ...

Ghost Map

Ghost Map
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 299
  • ISBN : 0141915773
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How We Got to Now

How We Got to Now
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • Total pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0141915773
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Summary : Did you drink a glass of water today? Did you turn on a light? Did you think about how miraculous either one of those things is when you did it? Of course not--but you should, and New York Times bestselling author Steven Johnson has. This adaptation of his adult book ...

Extra Life

Extra Life
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0141915773
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Summary : “Offers a useful reminder of the role of modern science in fundamentally transforming all of our lives.” —President Barack Obama (on Twitter) “An important book.” —Steven Pinker, The New York Times Book Review Now also a PBS documentary series: the surprising story of how humans gained what amounts to an ...

Wonderland

Wonderland
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-11-15
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0141915773
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Summary : “A house of wonders itself. . . . Wonderland inspires grins and well-what-d'ya-knows” —The New York Times Book Review From the New York Times–bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Unexpected Life, a look at the world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained. This lushly illustrated history of popular ...

Enemy of All Mankind

Enemy of All Mankind
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-05-12
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0141915773
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Summary : “Thoroughly engrossing . . . a spirited, suspenseful, economically told tale whose significance is manifest and whose pace never flags.” —The Wall Street Journal From The New York Times–bestselling author of The Ghost Map and Extra Life, the story of a pirate who changed the world Henry Every was the seventeenth century’...

The Innovator s Cookbook

The Innovator s Cookbook
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-10-04
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0141915773
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Summary : From the New York Times bestselling author of How We Got To Now and Farsighted Steven Johnson, author of Where Good Ideas Come From, Emergence, Everything Bad is Good for You, Mind Wide Open and Ghost Map, and an acknowledged bestselling leader on the subject of innovation, gathers - for ...

Farsighted

Farsighted
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2018-09-06
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0141915773
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Summary : Plenty of books offer useful advice on how to get better at making quick-thinking, intuitive choices. But what about more consequential decisions, the ones that affect our lives for years, or centuries, to come? Our most powerful stories revolve around these kinds of decisions: where to live, whom to marry, ...

Where Good Ideas Come from

Where Good Ideas Come from
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Total pages : 326
  • ISBN : 0141915773
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Summary : From a coral reef teeming with life to the instant success of YouTube, the author explores what kind of environment fosters the development of good ideas, identifying the seven key principles for generating great notions. By the author of Everything Bad Is Good for You....

Environmental Health Review

Environmental Health Review
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0141915773
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Summary : Download or read online Environmental Health Review written by , published by which was released on 2006. Get Environmental Health Review Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

The Invention of Air

The Invention of Air
  • Author : Stephen T Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2009-10-29
  • Total pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0141915773
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Summary : In 1794, Joseph Priestley - amateur scientist, ordained minister and radical thinker - set sail for America to escape persecution. Stephen Johnson tells his incredible story: the discovery of oxygen, the invention of a science, the founding of a church, and, with the great minds of his time, the development of ...