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Humanity's burden : a global history of malaria

Author: James L A Webb, Jr.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Studies in environment and history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Humanity's Burden provides a panoramic overview of the history of malaria. It traces the long arc of malaria out of tropical Africa into Eurasia, its transfer to the Americas during the early years of the Columbian exchange, and its retraction from the middle latitudes into the tropics since the late nineteenth century. Adopting a broadly comparative approach to historical patterns and processes, it synthesizes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Student Collection
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James L A Webb, Jr.
ISBN: 9780521854184 0521854180 9780521670128 0521670128
OCLC Number: 228569383
Description: xii, 236 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Early tropical Africa --
Into Eurasia --
Into the Americas --
Bitter medicines --
Toward global public health --
Africa redux.
Series Title: Studies in environment and history.
Responsibility: James L.A. Webb, Jr.
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