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Description - Six Modern Plagues by Mark Jerome Walters

In Six Modern Plagues, Mark Jerome Walters elucidates the surprising connections between human-induced changes to the natural environment and recent epidemics, including West Nile virus, mad cow disease, HIV/AIDS. Lyme disease, and SARS. According to Walters, we are not only victims of these emerging diseases; we are helping exacerhate their creation and spread. Only if we learn to recognize our role in these outbreaks, or, "eco-demics," can we take measures to diffuse their power. For the new paperback edition, Walters has updated information on the recent bird flu epidemic.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781559637145
ISBN-10: 1559637145
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 127mm x mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mark Jerome Walters

Mark Jerome Walters is a professor of journalism and media studies at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. The author of two previous books and many articles, he was trained as a veterinarian as well as a journalist.