skip to content
The making of a tropical disease : a short history of malaria Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The making of a tropical disease : a short history of malaria

Author: Randall M Packard
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
Series: Johns Hopkins biographies of disease.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Malaria sickens hundreds of millions of people - and kills one to three million - each year. Despite massive efforts to eradicate the disease, it remains a major public health problem in poorer tropical regions. But malaria has not always been concentrated in tropical areas. How did other regions control malaria and why does the disease still flourish in some parts of the globe?" "From Russia to Bengal to Palm  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Randall M Packard
ISBN: 9780801887123 0801887127
OCLC Number: 1058048884
Description: xvii, 296 p. : ill. ; 230 cm.
Contents: Beginnings --
Malaria moves north --
A southern disease --
Tropical development and malaria --
The making of a vector borne disease --
Malaria dreams --
Malaria realities --
Rolling back malaria: the future of a tropical disease?
Series Title: Johns Hopkins biographies of disease.
Responsibility: Randall M. Packard.
More information:

Abstract:

"Malaria sickens hundreds of millions of people - and kills one to three million - each year. Despite massive efforts to eradicate the disease, it remains a major public health problem in poorer tropical regions. But malaria has not always been concentrated in tropical areas. How did other regions control malaria and why does the disease still flourish in some parts of the globe?" "From Russia to Bengal to Palm Beach, Randall Packard's far-ranging narrative traces the natural and social forces that help malaria spread and make it deadly. He finds that war, land development, crumbling health systems, and globalization - coupled with climate change and changes in the distribution and flow of water - create conditions in which malaria's carrier mosquitoes thrive. The combination of these forces, Packard contends, makes the tropical regions today a perfect home for the disease." "Authoritative, fascinating, and eye-opening, this short history of malaria concludes with policy recommendations for improving control strategies and saving lives."--BOOK JACKET.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1058048884> # The making of a tropical disease : a short history of malaria
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "1058048884" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mdu> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/197557762#Place/baltimore_md> ; # Baltimore, Md.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/197557762#Topic/malaria> ; # Malaria
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/616.9362009/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/197557762#Topic/malaria_history> ; # Malaria--History
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/197557762#Person/packard_randall_m_1945> ; # Randall M. Packard
    schema:datePublished "2007" ;
    schema:description "Beginnings -- Malaria moves north -- A southern disease -- Tropical development and malaria -- The making of a vector borne disease -- Malaria dreams -- Malaria realities -- Rolling back malaria: the future of a tropical disease?"@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/197557762> ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/197557762#Series/johns_hopkins_biographies_of_disease> ; # Johns Hopkins biographies of disease.
    schema:name "The making of a tropical disease : a short history of malaria"@en ;
    schema:numberOfPages "296" ;
    schema:productID "1058048884" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1058048884#PublicationEvent/baltimore_md_johns_hopkins_university_press_2007> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/197557762#Agent/johns_hopkins_university_press> ; # Johns Hopkins University Press
    schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1058048884#Review/1357601852> ;
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0713/2007011828.html> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780801887123> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA943669> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1058048884> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0713/2007011828.html>
    rdfs:comment "Connect to Table of contents" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/197557762#Agent/johns_hopkins_university_press> # Johns Hopkins University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Johns Hopkins University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/197557762#Person/packard_randall_m_1945> # Randall M. Packard
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1945" ;
    schema:familyName "Packard" ;
    schema:givenName "Randall M." ;
    schema:name "Randall M. Packard" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/197557762#Place/baltimore_md> # Baltimore, Md.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Baltimore, Md." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/197557762#Series/johns_hopkins_biographies_of_disease> # Johns Hopkins biographies of disease.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1058048884> ; # The making of a tropical disease : a short history of malaria
    schema:name "Johns Hopkins biographies of disease." ;
    schema:name "Johns Hopkins biographies of disease" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/197557762#Topic/malaria_history> # Malaria--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Malaria--History"@en ;
    schema:name "Malaria--history"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780801887123>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0801887127" ;
    schema:isbn "9780801887123" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1058048884#Review/1357601852>
    a schema:Review ;
    schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1058048884> ; # The making of a tropical disease : a short history of malaria
    schema:reviewBody ""Malaria sickens hundreds of millions of people - and kills one to three million - each year. Despite massive efforts to eradicate the disease, it remains a major public health problem in poorer tropical regions. But malaria has not always been concentrated in tropical areas. How did other regions control malaria and why does the disease still flourish in some parts of the globe?" "From Russia to Bengal to Palm Beach, Randall Packard's far-ranging narrative traces the natural and social forces that help malaria spread and make it deadly. He finds that war, land development, crumbling health systems, and globalization - coupled with climate change and changes in the distribution and flow of water - create conditions in which malaria's carrier mosquitoes thrive. The combination of these forces, Packard contends, makes the tropical regions today a perfect home for the disease." "Authoritative, fascinating, and eye-opening, this short history of malaria concludes with policy recommendations for improving control strategies and saving lives."--BOOK JACKET." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.