Sarah's Reviews > The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic - and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World

The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson
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May 13, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: recommended-books, favorites, nonfiction, 2017-reads
Read in May, 2008

A well-written book about an exciting moment in public health history. Even the author's extrapolations at the end, which initially I was not inspired by, have begun to change the way I look at our world and the power of mapping information.

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Amber Oh wow. I don't know how much you know about this part of me, but there are two things about this that totally make me think this would be my favorite book of the year:

1) I have a geography degree and fell in LOVE with cartography when I was taking a class. I have always loved EVERYTHING about maps.

2) London is my favorite place on earth.

Also, I love reading about epidemics--I find it fascinating (and something to learn from!).

I am going to read this--thank you for the rec.

April Barrett I still have your book! I mine as well buy it at this point.

I agree with Amber - the history of epidemics is fascinating!

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