Mosquito: The Story of Man's Deadliest Foe

Mosquito: The Story of Man's Deadliest Foe

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by Andrew Spielman
     
 

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Now in paperback--a fascinating work of popular science from a world-renowned expert on mosquitoes and a prize-winning reporter.

In this lively and comprehensive portrait of the mosquito, its role in history, and its threat to mankind, Spielman and D'Antonio take a mosquito's-eye view of nature and man. They show us how mosquitoes breed, live,See more details below

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Now in paperback--a fascinating work of popular science from a world-renowned expert on mosquitoes and a prize-winning reporter.

In this lively and comprehensive portrait of the mosquito, its role in history, and its threat to mankind, Spielman and D'Antonio take a mosquito's-eye view of nature and man. They show us how mosquitoes breed, live, mate, and die, and introduce us to their enemies, both natural and man-made. The authors present tragic and often grotesque examples of how the mosquito has insinuated itself into human history, from the malaria that devastated invaders of ancient Rome to the current widespread West Nile fever panic. Filled with little-known facts and remarkable anecdotes that bring this tiny being into larger focus, Mosquito offers fascinating, alarming, and convincing evidence that the sooner we get to know this pesky insect, the better off we'll be.

Editorial Reviews

Newsday
Absorbing.
Malcolm Gladwell
Marvelous.
Edward O. Wilson
This is exactly the right book on the mosquito for a broad audience: clear, authoritative (Spielman is a world scientific authority, and right to the point on the insect's enormous importance to humanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786871827
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
08/01/2001
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
420,141
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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