Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Book review: Outbreak! Plagues That Changed History by Bryn Barnard

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This quick read gave a general overview of the impact of various plagues on history and society. I was hoping for something more in-depth, but it's not bad for what it is.

It seems to be written for a younger audience, and contains a glossary in the back.

The author is clearly a proponent of universal healthcare and sanitation as a means of plague reduction, and I'm in agreement. I'm sure there are other considerations as well.

2 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of this book, I might have to check it out!

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    1. It's a very quick read. Quite short and basic.

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