The Story of Man's Deadliest Foe
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Mosquito by Professor Michael D'Antonio
Book DescriptionNow 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780786886678
(215mm x 141mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Hyperion Books
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Publish Date: 15-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Professor Michael D'Antonio
Never Enough, Hardback (October 2015)
"Drawing upon ... interviews with Trump and many of his family members--including all his adult children--D'Antonio presents the ... story of a truly American [personality], from his beginnings as a businessman to his stormy romantic life and his pursuit of power in its many forms"--Dust jacket flap.
Mortal Sins, Paperback / softback (February 2014)
In the mid-1980s a dynamic young monsignor found secret files revealing complaints that had been hidden from police and covered-up by the hierarchy. He presented this to the American bishops, but they ignored him. D'Antonio presents an explosive account of the pedophile scandal that has rocked the Catholic Church.
Hershey, Paperback / softback (January 2007)» View all books by Professor Michael D'Antonio
D'Antonio pens the first full biography of one of the most successful and unusual business titans of the 20th century--Milton Hershey--and a startling history of how his commanding fortune shaped a unique utopian legacy.
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Author Biography - Professor Michael D'Antonio
Andrew Spielman, Sc.D., is one of the world's foremost authorities on mosquitoes and the infections that they transmit. He is Harvard University's senior investigator in tropical diesase. His several hundred scientific publications on the subject deal with malaria, encephalitis, filariasis, dengue, and various tick-borne pathogens. Professor Spielman is the current director of the Center for International Development's new effort to develop a global antimalarial strategy. Michael D'Antonio shared the Pulitzer Prize in journalism as part of a Newsday reporting team. He has written five acclaimed non-fiction books, including Atomic Harvest and Tin Cup Dreams. He lives on Long Island.
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