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Contagion: How Commerce Has Spread Disease
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Contagion: How Commerce Has Spread Disease

Код товару: ІМ-00012705

Автор: Mark Harrison
Видавництво: Yale University Press
Рік видання: 2013
Мова: Англійська
Обкладинка: Тверда
Кількість сторінок: 210
Вага: 880
ISBN: 9780300123579
Наявність ілюстрацій: Так
Формат: 160x236x42мм
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Анотація

Much as we take comfort in the belief that modern medicine and public health tactics can protect us from horrifying contagious diseases, such faith is dangerously unfounded. So demonstrates Mark Harrison in this pathbreaking investigation of the intimate connections between trade and disease throughout modern history. For centuries commerce has been the single most important factor in spreading diseases to different parts of the world, the author shows, and today the same is true. But in today's global world, commodities and germs are circulating with unprecedented speed...
In concluding chapters the author exposes the weaknesses of today's public health regulations-a set of rules that not only disrupt the global economy but also fail to protect the public from the afflictions of trade-borne disease.

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