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How Robert Moses got things done.
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The inner and outer voyages of Edith Wharton.
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The initiation of a young Irishman.
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The Spanish-flu epidemic of 1918 reached virtually every country, killing so many people so quickly that some cities were forced to convert streetcars into hearses.
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How genomics research can help contain the outbreak.
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A fictional outbreak revealed vulnerabilities that are hardwired into the American system.
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Is there any way to prevent a deadly avian-flu pandemic?
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Outbreaks, media scares, and the parrot panic of 1930.
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If we are living so intimately with chemicals, we had better know something about their power.
By Rachel Carson
Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking investigation into the harmful effects of DDT and other pesticides on the environment.