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The historical ecology of malaria in Ethiopia : deposing the spirits

Author: James McCann
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Ohio University Press series in ecology and history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Malaria is an infectious disease like no other: it is a dynamic force of nature and Africa's most deadly and debilitating malady. James C. McCann tells the story of malaria in human, narrative terms and explains the history and ecology of the disease through the science of landscape change. All malaria is local. Instead of examining the disease at global or continental scale, McCann investigates malaria's adaptation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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McCann, James, 1950-
Historical ecology of malaria in Ethiopia
(DLC) 2015004831
(OCoLC)895302229
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James McCann
ISBN: 9780821445136 0821445138
OCLC Number: 913214415
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: Malaria's metaphor : a chess game or a square dance --
Ethiopia's malaria in the age of "the bark" --
Mindscapes of malaria : miasma in two worlds --
Flight of the valkyries : malaria ecology in the headwaters of the Nile --
Tragedy of the Jeep, 1958-1991 : hope and the return to the drawing board --
Malaria modern : 1998, the shivering fever reborn --
She sings : a mosquito's-eye view of malaria --
The dance continues : eradication, vaccine, and malaria's ecology of persistence --
Afterword : Rosa's story.
Series Title: Ohio University Press series in ecology and history.
Responsibility: James C. McCann.

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Malaria is an infectious disease like no other: it is a dynamic force of nature and Africa's most deadly and debilitating malady. James C. McCann tells the story of malaria in human, narrative terms  Read more...

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