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Humanity's burden : a global history of malaria

Author: James L A Webb, Jr.
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2009
Series: Studies in environment and history
Edition/Format:   eBook : 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: History
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Webb, James L.
Humanity's burden
Cambridge [u.a.] : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009
XII, 236 S.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James L A Webb, Jr.
ISBN: 9780511808401 0511808402 9780521854184 0521854180 9780521670128 0521670128
OCLC Number: 967398324
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 236 pages)
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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