Disease and Disaster in World History

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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
by Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester compellingly connects the biggest volcanic eruption in history with civil and religious unrest in Indonesia today. Krakatoa tells the frightening story in a blend of gentle geology and narrative history.

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Plagues and Peoples
by William H. McNeill

cover The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague In History
by John M. Barry

The flu epidemic killed 40 million people on the heels of the great devastation of World War I. This best-selling and critically acclaimed book tells the fascinating story.
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Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies
by Jared Diamond

coverDiamond examines the geographical factors that caused Europe to develop in ways that led to global domination


In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made 
by Norman Cantorcover



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