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The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years / Edition 1
     

The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years / Edition 1

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by Sonia Shah
 

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ISBN-10: 0374230013

ISBN-13: 2900374230011

Pub. Date: 07/06/2010

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In recent years, malaria has emerged as a cause célèbre for voguish philanthropists. Bill Gates, Bono, and Laura Bush are only a few of the personalities who have opened their pocketbooks in hopes of eradicating the scourge. How does a parasitic disease that we've known how to prevent for more than a century still infect three hundred million people

Overview

In recent years, malaria has emerged as a cause célèbre for voguish philanthropists. Bill Gates, Bono, and Laura Bush are only a few of the personalities who have opened their pocketbooks in hopes of eradicating the scourge. How does a parasitic disease that we've known how to prevent for more than a century still infect three hundred million people every year, killing nearly one million of them? In The Fever, the journalist Sonia Shah sets out to answer this question, delivering a timely, inquisitive chronicle of the illness and its influence on human lives. The Fever captures the curiously fascinating, devastating history of this long-standing thorn in the side of humanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900374230011
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
07/06/2010
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
320

Table of Contents

Contents

1 MALARIA AT OUR DOORSTEP,
2 BIRTH OF A KILLER,
3 SWEPT IN MALARIA'S CURRENT,
4 MALARIAL ECOLOGIES,
5 PHARMACOLOGICAL FAILURE,
6 THE KARMA OF MALARIA,
7 SCIENTIFIC SOLUTIONS,
8 THE DISAPPEARED: HOW MALARIA VANISHED FROM THE WEST,
9 THE SPRAY-GUN WAR,
10 THE SECRET IN THE MOSQUITO,
NOTES,
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS,
INDEX,

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