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The Resource Until proven safe : the history and future of quarantine, Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley

Until proven safe : the history and future of quarantine, Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley

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Until proven safe : the history and future of quarantine
Title
Until proven safe
Title remainder
the history and future of quarantine
Statement of responsibility
Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Journalists Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley explore the history and future of quarantine, from the Black Death to Big Data"--
  • Quarantine is our most powerful response to uncertainty: it means waiting to see if something hidden inside us will be revealed. It is also one of our most dangerous, operating through an assumption of guilt. In quarantine, we are considered infectious until proven safe. Manaugh and Twilly track the history and future of quarantine around the globe. It is a story of emergency isolation, but they also guide us through a nuclear-waste isolation facility beneath the New Mexican desert; plants stricken with a disease that threatens the world's wheat supply; and a meeting with NASA's Planetary Protection Officer, tasked with saving Earth from extraterrestrial infections. -- adapted from jacket
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Manaugh, Geoff,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Twilley, Nicola
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quarantine
  • Epidemics
  • COVID-19 (Disease)
  • COVID-19 (Disease)
  • Epidemics
  • Quarantine
  • MEDICAL / Infection Control
  • MEDICAL / Public Health
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues
Target audience
adult
Label
Until proven safe : the history and future of quarantine, Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Encountering uncertainty. The coming quarantine -- Building quarantine. The quarantine tourist ; Postmarks from the edge ; An extraordinary power ; Alone together -- Animal, vegetable, mineral, alien. Biology at the border ; A million years of isolation ; All the planets, all the time -- Distance assistance. Algorithms of quarantine -- Epilogue: Until proven safe
Control code
1182581663
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
396 pages
Isbn
9780374126582
Lccn
2021006853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1182581663
Label
Until proven safe : the history and future of quarantine, Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Encountering uncertainty. The coming quarantine -- Building quarantine. The quarantine tourist ; Postmarks from the edge ; An extraordinary power ; Alone together -- Animal, vegetable, mineral, alien. Biology at the border ; A million years of isolation ; All the planets, all the time -- Distance assistance. Algorithms of quarantine -- Epilogue: Until proven safe
Control code
1182581663
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
396 pages
Isbn
9780374126582
Lccn
2021006853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1182581663

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