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This is an auction for THE PLAGUE RACE: A TALE OF HORROR, SCIENCE AND HEROISM, by Edward Marriott. review:

“THE PLAGUE RACE is a modern take on that universally fascinating subject – plague. As Ed Marriott discovered while researching this brilliant book, plague is a powerful subject. As well as being a seriously nasty disease, it has its own fascinating history and mythology, and is virulent not only in its epidemics, but also in its fear factor. In PLAGUE, Marriott tells the story of the moment when one brave scientist unlocked the enigma at the heart of the disease. This took place in Hong Kong 100 years ago, during an outbreak that threatened to decimate the island. A tense and frightening race was run by two rival scientists: the French Yersin - a brave, rough and intelligent man - and the suave Kitasako, unscrupulous, enigmatic, popular - and just plain wrong. Peppered with anecdotes, facts and terrifying reconstructions of modern plague outbreaks, this book is a totally absorbing and compelling read. And we are left with some disquietingly sinister thoughts on the likelihood of another outbreak.”

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Paperback 2003.

275 pages.

Very good condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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