Paleomicrobiology

Past Human Infections

Editors: Raoult, Didier, Drancourt, Michel (Eds.)

  • First book devoted to the topics of paleomicrobiology, an emerging field of research at the cross-point of microbiology, history and anthropology

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"Paleomicrobiology – Past Human Infections" features the methods and main achievements in this emerging field of research at the intersection of microbiology and evolution, history and anthropology. New molecular approaches have already provided exciting results, such as confirmation of a single biotype of Yersinia pestis as the causative agent of historical plague pandemics, and the closer proximity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from ancient skeletons to modern strains than to Mycobacterium bovis, shedding new light on the evolution of major human pathogens and pathogen–population relationships. Firm microbiological diagnoses also provide historians and anthropologists with new data on which to base evaluation of past epidemics.

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From the reviews:

"This collection of reviews will appeal to all with an interest as to how microbes have shaped the development of present-day societies. … the authors provide a balanced overview relating case descriptions of the time to more objective findings. … This is a book for browsing and gives cause to reflect on the critical role of microbes in determining the course of western civilization." (Colin Howard, Microbiology Today, July, 2009)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Great Plagues of the Past and Remaining Questions

    Cunha, Cheston B. (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Identification and Interpretation of Historical Cemeteries Linked to Epidemics

    Castex, Dominique

    Pages 23-48

  • Archaeological Proof of an Abrupt Mortality Crisis: Simultaneous Deposit of Cadavers, Simultaneous Deaths?

    Duday, Henri

    Pages 49-54

  • Molecular Detection of Past Pathogens

    Raoult, Professor Didier (et al.)

    Pages 55-68

  • Histologic Detection of Past Pathogens

    Lepidi, Hubert

    Pages 69-72

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eBook $139.00
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Softcover $179.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Paleomicrobiology
Book Subtitle
Past Human Infections
Editors
  • Didier Raoult
  • Michel Drancourt
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-75855-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-75855-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-75854-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09501-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 226
Topics