Epidemics and Plagues by Richard Walker


Epidemics and Plagues by Richard Walker

Epidemics & Plagues explores killer diseases past and present, explaining how they spread rapidly to affect huge numbers of people worldwide. Read the appalling story of the Black Death that swept through medieval Europe, learn about a devastating smallpox epidemic in the Americas and find out about the catastrophic flu that followed the First World War. Peer under the microscope at the agents that cause cholera, tuberculosis, AIDS, malaria and avian flu, and investigate what can be done to stop them.

About the Author

Richard Walker was a professional storyteller who told his tales at a variety of venues from folk festivals, schools and theatres to private homes. He was also a freelance broadcaster and editor of Fact and Fiction, the storyteller’s magazine.

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64 pages


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Publication date

2nd November 2009



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