Preface. Introduction. Chapter 1: Birth of a serial killer. Chapter 2: The Black Death crosses the Channel. Chapter 3: After the Black Death: the French connection. Chapter 4: Tentacles of the plague. Chapter 5: England under siege. Chapter 6: Portrait of an epidemic. Chapter 7: The Great Plague of London. Chapter 8: How bugs and germs operate. Chapter 9: Building an identikit of the killer. Chapter 10: Debunking history. Chapter 11: Bubonic plague - a myth revisited. Chapter 12: DNA analysis - a red herring. Chapter 13: The true story of an historic village. Chapter 14: The surprising link between AIDS and the Black Death. Chapter 15: Assembling the jigsaw puzzle. Chapter 16: The Black Death in hiding. Chapter 17: Why did haemorrhagic plague suddenly disappear? Chapter 18: The dangers of emergent diseases. Chapter 19: The return of the Black Death? Chapter 20: Is there something more terrible than the Black Death? Further reading. Index.
Professor Christopher Duncan is Emeritus Professor of Zoology at Liverpool University. He has written over 200 published papers and seven books. Susan Scott is a Social Historian specialising in demography. She has written 30 published papers and three books.
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