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Basic Overview of Epidemics & Civilization,
This review is from: Germs, Genes, & Civilization: How Epidemics Shaped Who We Are Today (FT Press Science) (Hardcover)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Program (What's this?)A very generalized account of the history of epidemics and how they have changed civilization. Also, how these epidemics evolve and how we evolve resistance to them. Everything from malaria, Black Death, Mad Cow, Typhus, etc..
This is a very easy read with short chapters. I read where some reviewers criticize this book because of its lack of footnotes or supportive material. On this point I would agree, it is most definitely lacking in these areas. Though it may be accurate historically, it is rather hard to check up on the author's remarks.
That being said, I still found it generally informative even if it is somewhat speculative.