Full-Color History of the World's Deadliest Diseases, from the Black Death to AIDS and Beyond! Take a scientific journey through the history of human diseases! This compelling work explores deadly epidemics, past and present, and explains how they spread rapidly to affect huge numbers of people worldwide. Readers will be fascinated by accounts of the bubonic plague that swept through medieval Europe, the catastrophic flu that followed World War I, and modern epidemics like AIDS and West Nile virus. Using a mix of science and history, and packed with stunning photos and illustrations, this book provides comprehensive answers to readers' most pressing questions. It allows them to see the microscopic agents that cause the diseases, and to investigate what can be done to stop them.