Professor Andrew Spielman has dedicated his life to understanding this insect. In this book, 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 recent panic over the West Nile Virus in New York.
And he shows us how we have accelerated the spread of disease, describing the catastrophic failures of mosquito control which have ensured that - even now - one person dies of malaria every twelve seconds.
- Publication Date:
- 29 / 08 / 2002
- 126 x 198 x 22mm