- Tapa blanda: 320 páginas
- Editor: Penguin (31 de enero de 2008)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0141029366
- ISBN-13: 978-0141029368
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- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº106.664 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
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The Ghost Map: A Street, an Epidemic and the Hidden Power of Urban Networks. (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 31 ene 2008
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From the bestselling author of Everything Bad is Good For You, Steven Johnson's The Ghost Map vividly recreates Victorian London to show how huge populations live together, how cities can kill - and how they can save us.
Steven Johnson is one of today's most exciting writers about popular culture, urban living and new technology. In The Ghost Map he tells the story of the terrifying cholera epidemic that engulfed London in 1854, and the two unlikely heroes - anesthetist Doctor John Snow and affable clergyman Reverend Henry Whitehead - who defeated the disease through a combination of local knowledge, scientific research and map-making.
In telling their extraordinary story, Steven Johnson also explores a whole world of ideas and connections, from urban terror to microbes, ecosystems to the Great Stink, cultural phenomena to street life.
'A wonderful book'
Mail on Sunday
'A thumping page-turner'
'Enthralling ... vivid and gripping'
'It is a rattling scientific mystery, but in the hands of Steven Johnson it becomes something much richer ... a vast, interconnected picture about urban and bacterial life ... it is difficult to do justice to the exuberance of Johnson's ideas'
Scotland on Sunday
Steven Johnson is the author of the acclaimed books Everything Bad is Good for You, Mind Wide Open, Where Good Ideas Come From, Emergence and Interface Culture. His writing appeared in the Guardian, the New Yorker, Nation and Harper's, as well as the op-ed pages of The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He is a Distinguished Writer In Residence at NYU's School Of Journalism, and a Contributing Editor to Wired.
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Steven Johnson is the author of the acclaimed books Everything Bad is Good for You (described as a 'must read' by Mark Thompson, head of the BBC), Mind Wide Open, Emergence and Interface Culture. His writing appeared in the Guardian, the New Yorker, Nation and Harper's, as well as the op-ed pages of The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He is a Distinguished Writer In Residence at NYU's School Of Journalism, and a Contributing Editor to Wired. He is also the co-creator of several influential web sites: FEED, Plastic, and Outside.in. He has degrees in Semiotics and English Literature from Brown and Columbia Universities. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three sons.
Steven Johnson hosts a web log at
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Interesting how people looked at the cause of sickness and disease. Scary in and of itself.
Traffic in the events to clean up a neighborhood.
I would recommend this book for its history and it's amazing telling.
Very well done.
Tends to lose focus in the last few chapters, as the author extends the network metaphor to future history.