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The Ghost Map
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  • Published: 11 March 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141915777
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

The Ghost Map

A Street, A City, An Epidemic And The Hidden Power Of Urban Networks


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In Ghost Map Steven Johnson tells the story of the terrifying cholera epidemic that engulfed London in 1854, and the two unlikely heroes - anaesthetist Doctor John Snow and affable clergyman Reverend Henry Whitehead - who defeated the disease through a combination of local knowledge, scientific research and map-making.



In telling their extraordinary story, Johnson also explores a whole world of ideas and connections, from urban terror to microbes, ecosystems to the Great Stink, cultural phenomena to street life. Re-creating a London full of dirt, dust heaps, slaughterhouses and scavengers, Ghost Map is about how huge populations live together, how cities can kill - and how they can save us.
%%%In Ghost Map Steven Johnson tells the story of the terrifying cholera epidemic that engulfed London in 1854, and the two unlikely heroes - anaesthetist Doctor John Snow and affable clergyman Reverend Henry Whitehead - who defeated the disease through a combination of local knowledge, scientific research and map-making.
In telling their extraordinary story, Johnson also explores a whole world of ideas and connections, from urban terror to microbes, ecosystems to the Great Stink, cultural phenomena to street life. Re-creating a London full of dirt, dust heaps, slaughterhouses and scavengers, Ghost Map is about how huge populations live together, how cities can kill - and how they can save us.

  • Pub date: 11 March 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141915777
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the Authors

Steve Johnson

Born and raised in Wangaratta, Steve Johnson was selected by Geelong with pick 24 in the 2001 Draft. During his thirteen seasons with the Cats, Steve Johnson was a member of Geelong's 2007, 2009 and 2011 premiership sides, the 2007 Norm Smith Medallist and a three-time All Australian. He kicked 452 goals for Geelong and led the club’s goal-kicking in 2008 and 2010. Johnson joined the Greater Western Sydney Giants at the end of 2015.


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