Friday, November 13, 2009

The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson

This account of the origin and spread of a severe cholera epidemic in London in the 1850s, as well as the efforts to stop it, is pretty fascinating. It really makes you appreciate modern science, and even moreso modern plumbing.

The front cover is awesome as it is (I have a thing for old maps), but when you turn it over and see the back and the spine it really kind of adds another level.

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