Amanda'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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Jan 23, 2011

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bookshelves: read-in-2011, from-the-library
Read from January 10 to 23, 2011

The first half of this book was really engrossing: background on how urban life and cholera clanged together in 1850s London in the Broad Street outbreak had me awake and turning on the light again to read more. Weirdly, the book kind of ran out of steam for me after the outbreak was controlled. I thought the resolution factor would make the book more handle-able for me, since The Hot Zone completely terrified me and every time I had a headache I thought it was either a) stress or b) ebola.

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