Yellow Fever, Black Goddess: The Coevolution of People and Plagues / Edition 1

Yellow Fever, Black Goddess: The Coevolution of People and Plagues / Edition 1

by Christopher Wills
     
 


"In this remarkable account, evolutionary biologist Christopher Wills takes us on a voyage of discovery through the exotic pasts of the viruses and bacteria that periodically emerge with such disastrou"See more details below

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"In this remarkable account, evolutionary biologist Christopher Wills takes us on a voyage of discovery through the exotic pasts of the viruses and bacteria that periodically emerge with such disastrou"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201328189
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,392,156
Product dimensions:
6.09(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
1340L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Author's Note
Pt. 1The Anatomy of Plagues1
1The delicate balance between life and death3
2The penumbra of disease29
3The worst of times37
Pt. 2Chief monster that has plagued the nations yet...51
4Four tales from the New Decameron53
5Was the Indian plagued actually plague, and if not why not?90
Pt. 3Naive and Cunning Diseases103
6Cholera, the Black One105
7A cleverer pathogen131
Pt. 4The Challenge of the Temperate Zones147
8An ague very violent149
9Syphilis and the Faustian bargain186
Pt. 5Plagues, Populations and the Biosphere213
10AIDS and the future of plagues215
11Safety in diversity254
12Why so many diseases?272
Glossary295
End Notes304
Index318

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