The Plague Merchants

The Plague Merchants

She's become nothing more than a plague merchant." Dropping the handshake, Thorne took a half step toward the door, but Azziz's muscular frame blocked his way out. His stony eyes dared Thorne to move past him.

Author: R. Darryl Fisher

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595001729

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

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The Plague Merchants describes the horrifying feasibility of a genetically engineered virus, formed from AIDS and influenza, that creates a doomsday weapon. If unleashed in a crowded subway, the resulting plague can sweep across the country, spread by airborne contagion, annihilating every other person. The creator of this weapon of mass destruction is the world-renowned and enigmatic molecular biologist Michelle Exeter, cloistered in a testing facility of the Neogenics biotechnology company in the Texas Hill Country. Her clandestine biological-weapons research is underwritten by covert Defense Department funds funneled through United States Senator Prentiss Standridge and company CEO Charles Dunn. A delirious Hispanic, found wandering the roadside near the research laboratory, is rescued by two policemen. His death in the local ER from fulminant lung hemorrhage mystifies physician Hector Morales, and he solicits the aid of Dr. Betty Freeman, a Neogenics director, in identifying the cause of death. Within 72 hours one of the policemen exposed to the Hispanic dies a similar death, asphyxiating from hemorrhage into his lungs, confirming its infectiousness. When the scientific director of the company discovers the scope of viral-weapons production he is brutally silenced, his death made to appear a suicide. Then Chairman of the board, Nobel laureate Hadley Thorne, promptly disappears after his visit to the Hill Country research laboratory to shut down the illicit viral-weapons program. Dr. Freeman tenaciously pursues the mystery of these deaths and disappearances, suffering the disbelief of her family and police when she accuses Dr. Michelle Exeter of developing a viral-warfare weapon. Dr. Exeter, realizing that soon her life's work will be exposed by Betty Freeman and that she will be disarmed by the authorities, rushes to release her deadly recombinant virus in retribution for the Gulf-War attack by the United States that killed her unborn child and her mother. Only Betty Freeman can prevent the impending viral epidemic that would wipe out half the United States as the authorities refuse to believe her Cassandra warnings. In a race against the clock, Betty chases Michelle and her engineer father, Abdel Azziz, from Texas to Washington, DC where Michelle plans to release her deadly air-borne virus at the Washington Mall during the July 4th festivities. In a standoff of biblical proportions, Betty confronts Michelle in the Metrorail-subway station beneath the crowded Mall.
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Plague Merchants

Plague Merchants

Pathogens cause disease. This is well known.

Author: Benjamin Jacob

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798643677741

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Page: 175

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Pathogens cause disease. This is well known. Less well known is the role humans play in causing pandemics. Weaving contemporary accounts with the latest research, Plague Merchants provides a fascinating insight into some of the most notorious pandemics in history. Going beyond statistics it reveals their human tragedy and the often-ignored human factors which cause them. What lessons, it asks, can we learn from the past to prevent the next catastrophic plague?Dr Benjamin Jacob has been writing and teaching for over twenty years. He has lectured in subjects as diverse as film, literature, social science and social justice. His writing has appeared in various books, magazines, and journals.
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Plague Merchants

Plague Merchants

Pathogens cause disease. This is well known. Less well known is the role humans play in causing pandemics.

Author: Benjamin Jacob

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798642978153

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Page: 168

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Pathogens cause disease. This is well known. Less well known is the role humans play in causing pandemics. Interweaving contemporary accounts and the latest medical research, Plague Merchants goes beyond statistics and scientific analysis to bring the tragic human cost of each pandemic vividly to life. Considering a range of pandemics including The Black Death, cholera, Spanish Flu, HIV, malaria, and the often ignored cardiovascular pandemic (responsible for nearly 18 million deaths every year), this gripping study reveals the patterns of human behaviour which turn epidemics into pandemics and asks what lessons must be learnt from the past to prevent the next catastrophic plague.
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The Merchants of Siberia

The Merchants of Siberia

He attained gost′ status in 1658, though no document records him as a member of the Merchant Hundred.25 Perhaps Ostafii was promoted directly to gost′ because in 1658 the gost′ ranks remained depleted after the plague.

Author: Erika Monahan

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501703966

Category: History

Page: 424

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In The Merchants of Siberia, Erika Monahan reconsiders commerce in early modern Russia by reconstructing the trading world of Siberia and the careers of merchants who traded there. She follows the histories of three merchant families from various social ranks who conducted trade in Siberia for well over a century. These include the Filat'evs, who were among Russia’s most illustrious merchant elite; the Shababins, Muslim immigrants who mastered local and long-distance trade while balancing private endeavors with service to the Russian state; and the Noritsyns, traders of more modest status who worked sometimes for themselves, sometimes for bigger merchants, and participated in the emerging Russia-China trade. Monahan demonstrates that trade was a key component of how the Muscovite state sought to assert its authority in the Siberian periphery. The state’s recognition of the benefits of commerce meant that Russian state- and empire-building in Siberia were characterized by accommodation; in this diverse borderland, instrumentality trumped ideology and the Orthodox state welcomed Central Asian merchants of Islamic faith. This reconsideration of Siberian trade invites us to rethink Russia’s place in the early modern world. The burgeoning market at Lake Yamysh, an inner-Eurasian trading post along the Irtysh River, illuminates a vibrant seventeenth-century Eurasian caravan trade even as Europe-Asia maritime trade increased. By contextualizing merchants and places of Siberian trade in the increasingly connected economies of the early modern period, Monahan argues that, commercially speaking, Russia was not the "outlier" that most twentieth-century characterizations portrayed.
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The Merchants Magazine and Commercial Review

The Merchants  Magazine and Commercial Review

The old articles of commerce , which made the India trade once so lucrative , and which gave so great a profit to the merchant , had diminished in their qual . ity and their value . The looms of the Deccan were silent , and the ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B3868995

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The Merchants Magazine and Commercial Review

The Merchants  Magazine and Commercial Review

The merchant , the traveller , might pass from Rome to Athens and from Athens to Alexandria , unquestioned . No officer of health , no policeman , stopped him on the threshold of the country to which his curiosity or his business led ...

Author: William Buck Dana

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951000753331W

Category: Commerce

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The Merchant Class of Medieval London 1300 1500

The Merchant Class of Medieval London  1300 1500

Seventy - three of them , mostly of late fifteenth - century date , display on an average only nine children , as against an average of eleven on London and provincial merchants ' brasses . 75 Even before the plague era there was a high ...

Author: Sylvia Lettice Thrupp

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472060724

Category: History

Page: 401

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A social history of the merchant class of 14th- and 15th-century London
Categories: History

Hunt s Merchants Magazine

Hunt s Merchants  Magazine

The old articles of commerce , which made the India trade once so lucrative , and which gave so great a profit to the merchant , had diminished in their qual . ity and their value . The looms of the Deccan were silent , and the ...

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ISBN: IOWA:31858045121625

Category: Commerce

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Andromana Or The Merchants Wife

Andromana  Or The Merchants Wife

... or pocket up the clouds ; Or if there be a talk mad Juno's hate Could not invent to plague poor Hercules , Impose it upon me , I'll do't without a grudge ... For my hour - glass shall not run ten minutes F4 For THE MERCHANT'S WIFE .

Author: James Shirley

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ISBN: ONB:+Z156910103

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Merchants Interlopers Seamen and Corsairs

Merchants  Interlopers  Seamen and Corsairs

The English found in Livorno a market for their cloth , lead , and tin.76 Table 2 Year : Inhabitants Livorno : 1629 12000 ( 609 inhabitants would die during the year , as a result of the plague ) 1633 8642 1642 12302 ( See Baruchello ...

Author: Marie-Christine Engels

Publisher: Uitgeverij Verloren

ISBN: 9065505709

Category: Flamländare - Livorno - Genua - 1600-talet

Page: 345

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Categories: Flamländare - Livorno - Genua - 1600-talet

Merchants and Trade Networks in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean 1550 1800

Merchants and Trade Networks in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean  1550   1800

... when the plague hit the city. Indeed, an examination of the largest business concerns engaged with Seville's colonial trade in 1640 indicates that 55 per cent belonged to merchants of foreign origin (first-, second-, or sometimes ...

Author: Manuel Herrero Sánchez

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317282136

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

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This collective volume explores the ways merchants managed to connect different spaces all over the globe in the early modern period by organizing the movement of goods, capital, information and cultural objects between different commercial maritime systems in the Mediterranean and Atlantic basin. Merchants and Trade Networks in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, 1550-1800 consists of four thematic blocs: theoretical considerations, the social composition of networks, connected spaces, networks between formal and informal exchange, as well as possible failures of ties. This edited volume features eleven contributions who deal with theoretical concepts such as social network analysis, globalization, social capital and trust. In addition, several chapters analyze the coexistence of mono-cultural and transnational networks, deal with network failure and shifting network geographies, and assess the impact of kinship for building up international networks between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. This work evaluates the use of specific network types for building up connections across the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Basin stretching out to Central Europe, the Northern Sea and the Pacific. This book is of interest to those who study history of economics and maritime economics, as well as historians and scholars from other disciplines working on maritime shipping, port studies, migration, foreign mercantile communities, trade policies and mercantilism.
Categories: Business & Economics

Merchants Mamluks and Murder

Merchants  Mamluks  and Murder

92: Abbasid capital, 9, 39; plague in, 12, 52; communication with Basra, 13, 46,76, 114; caravans, 17,80, 1 18; population of, 26; relationship with the mutasallim, 31, 107; sufi order in, 34; trade, 39,57,73,74-77,81,82,97; ...

Author: Thabit Abdullah

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791448088

Category: History

Page: 180

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A historiography of Ottoman Basra, a trade center in the eighteenth century.
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A Russian Merchant s Tale

A Russian Merchant s Tale

The Tolchënovs and other grain merchants did a portion of their business on government contracts at prices ... Moscow and the surrounding region had been hit by the last great plague epidemic in Europe, which started late in 1770, ...

Author: David L. Ransel

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253352361

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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The daily lives of an 18th-century Russian merchant family
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English Merchants

English Merchants

The Irish rebellion of 1641 led to the settling in it of a useful colony of Irish Protestants , and the plague and fire of London in 1665 and 1666 brought it further and greater assistance by encouraging many influential merchants ...

Author: Henry Richard Fox Bourne

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002179653U

Category: Great Britain

Page: 508

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Categories: Great Britain

Merchants Magazine and Commercial Review

Merchants  Magazine and Commercial Review

The old articles of commerce , which made the India trade once so lucrative , and which gave so great a profit to the merchant , had diminished in their qual . ity and their value . The looms of the Deccan were silent , and the ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105117405030

Category: Commerce

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Categories: Commerce

The Merchants Adventurers and the Continental Cloth trade 1560s 1620s

The Merchants Adventurers and the Continental Cloth trade  1560s   1620s

Andreas was born on 13 February 1550 in Basel, the son of the dyer and cloth merchant Theobald Ryff. He started school at the age ... Because of an outbreak of the plague that same year, the school was closed. Andreas himself fell sick ...

Author: Wolf R. Baumann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110893076

Category: History

Page: 437

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The Natural History of Aleppo Vol 2

The Natural History of Aleppo  Vol  2

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Alexander Russell

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1396667776

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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Excerpt from The Natural History of Aleppo, Vol. 2: Containing a Description of the City, and the Principal Natural Productions in It's Neighbourhood; Together With an Account of the Climate, Inhabitants and Diseases, Particularly of the Plague Merchants; a chaplain, chancellor, phyfician, and an officer named a Chaufe who walks before the Coufal carrying a flat? Tipped with filver. In the year 1753, the number Of Englilh houfes was eight, exclufive of that belonging to the Conful. In 1772, the number was reduced to four. It appears from P. Teixeira, who was at Aleppo in 1605, that there were then three Englifh families in the Faétory, including the Conful who at that time was a Merchant. The annual amount of the trade was efiimated at 300000 Ducats, and two or three {hips were employed annually in the trade. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Merchant Moscow

Merchant Moscow

During the plague epidemic of 1771, their commune was allotted a piece of land on the eastern outskirts of Moscow, in the village of Novoandronovka, exclusively populated by Old Believers. In place of the two earlier cemeteries, ...

Author: James L. West

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400864645

Category: History

Page: 346

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With the collapse of the Soviet system, the long-neglected history of the early capitalists is being recovered and rewritten. Once regarded as the "losers" in the Russian Revolution, these merchants can now be seen as early pioneers in Russia's transformation to a free market economy. This book is the first joint Russian-American collaborative project on the history of Russian entrepreneurship. Merchant Moscow puts a human face on early Russian capitalism. It presents thematic groupings of historic photographs paired with commentaries by contemporary Russian and American historians. The pictures provide a stunning, wide-ranging visual portrait of Imperial Russia's most influential entrepreneurial elite, the Moscow merchantry, while the accompanying articles interpret the photographs and place them in the larger cultural context of prerevolutionary Russia. Here is a surprising new view of the bourgeoisie during the Silver Age, revealed for the first time in this fascinating volume. The fourteen contributing historians selected and ordered photographs that best illustrate their specialized knowledge of the period. They have framed their topics in a variety of ways. Some have chosen to pursue traditional topics, such as collective biography, institutional history, or the history of business practices. Others have approached the photographs in more experimental ways, emphasizing the semiotics of dress, discourses of identity, or the history of daily life. Together they offer fresh perspectives on the successes and failures of Russia's first experiment with entrepreneurial capitalism. Originally published in 1998. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Categories: History