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What the community says about The Ghost Map
- "Steven Johnson tells a great story through a memorable cast of characters. Johnson tells the story of the the London epidemic of Cholera in 1854 through Victorian era science, public opinions and those involved in stopping the epidemic. The book is about the urbanization of society and subsequent public health challenges. "
- "The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World is book written by Steven Johnson. The book presents both vivid history and a powerful and provocative explanation of what it means for the world we live in."
- "If you're like me you tend to think of the Victorian era as a prim and proper time. Nothing could be further from the truth, although that part of it did exist. In reality, most people lived in squalor in cities teeming with filth and disease. London might have been the worst of them. I found this book about a cholera outbreak in that city nothing less than fascinating. The perfect read to learn about germ theory and how it applies in reality."