Mosquito: The Story of Man's Deadliest Foe

Author: Spielman, Andrew

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  • ISBN: 9780571209859
  • Author: Spielman, Andrew
  • Publ Date: 2002-07-22
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  • Pages: 256
  • Imprint: FABER & FABER**
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 64703


Professor Andrew Spielman has dedicated his life to understanding this insect. Here, he tells the story of man's struggle to live with the mosquito, from the defeat of Sir Francis Drake's fleet, to the death of thousands of Frenchmen working on the Panama Canal, to the panic over the West Nile Virus in New York. He shows how we have accelerated the spread of disease, describing the catastrophic failures of mosquito controls which have ensured that - even now - one person dies of malaria every 12 seconds.


'A fascinating and terrifying investigation into a vicious little killer.' Sunday Times 'Terrifying.' Evening Standard

Author Biography:

Andrew Spielman is Harvard University's senior specialist in tropical illness, and the current director of the Center for International Development's new effort to develop a global anti-malarial strategy. Michael D'Antonio is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.


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