Salter Center Book Discussion: The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Deadliest Epidemic
Monday, July 21
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Salter Community Center
The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Deadliest Epidemic–and How It Changed the Way We Think about Disease, Cities, Science, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson
A thrilling historical account of the worst cholera outbreak in Victorian London--and a brilliant exploration of how Dr. John Snow's solution revolutionized the way we think about disease, cities, science, and the modern world. The ghostmap is an endlessly compelling and utterly gripping account of that London summer of 1854, from the microbial level to the macrourban-theory level--including, most important, the human level.
For more information, call the adult reference desk at 248-246-3727. Sponsored by the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library.
No registration necessary.