The Ghost Map

The Ghost Map

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The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World is a nonfiction history book written by Steven Johnson. Published in 2006 by Riverhead Books.

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What the community says about The Ghost Map

  • Janice Phillips
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "This is quite the interesting book and explains so much. It is a very informative history book that incorporates science as well."
  • Surabhi Patel
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I loved this book. The description was clear."
  • Lawrence Austin
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "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. "
  • Jorge Alberto Baltazar
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I love non-fiction books and the things I may learn. I love reading about advances in science and how it changed cities."
  • Scott Wells
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "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."
  • Jerry Banks
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "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."
    Madison Chavez
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "The Ghost Map is a really interesting historical book and I recommend it for anyone interested in the Victorian era. I learned a lot and I feel like I really gained a new perspective on the time period."
  • Kelly Ford
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I was looking for a good book about microbes and viruses and found this one. I really like the entertaining and interesting things that are in the book."
  • Christopher Cole
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The Ghost Map is the history London compressed into a bite sized read that'll keep your mind entertained for hours. "
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