Mosquito: The Story of Man’s Deadliest Foe by Andrew Spielman

Mosquito: The Story of Man’s Deadliest Foe

Andrew Spielman
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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.

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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.

Author Biography

Andrew Spielman with Burt Singer, Coordinator, Awash Teklehaimanot, Coordinator, Allan Schapira, and Yesim Tozan led the UN Millennium Project Task Force on HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB and Access to Essential Medicines, Working Group on Malaria. The UN Millennium Project and its Task Forces comprise more than 250 scientists, development practitioners, parliamentarians, policy-makers, and representatives from civil society, UN agencies, the World Bank, the IMF, and the private sector.

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