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Until proven safe : the history and future of quarantine  Cover Image Book Book

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

Manaugh, Geoff, (author.). Twilley, Nicola, 1978- (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780374126582
  • ISBN: 0374126585
  • Physical Description: 396 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
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
Subject: Quarantine > History.
Epidemics > History.
COVID-19 (Disease) > History.
COVID-19 (Disease)
MEDICAL / Infection Control.
MEDICAL / Public Health.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues.
Genre: History.

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East Grand Forks Campbell Library 614.46 MANAUGH 2021 (Text) 520959 Non-Fiction Available -

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