The Resource The mosquito : a human history of our deadliest predator, Timothy C. Winegard

The mosquito : a human history of our deadliest predator, Timothy C. Winegard

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The mosquito : a human history of our deadliest predator
Title
The mosquito
Title remainder
a human history of our deadliest predator
Statement of responsibility
Timothy C. Winegard
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
A ground-breaking work of narrative non-fiction that offers a dramatic new perspective on human history. What was George Washington's secret weapon during the American Revolution, and how did it lead to Britain colonising Australia? What protected Popes for centuries? And what does Starbucks have to thank for its global domination? The answer to all these questions, and many more, is the mosquito. The mosquito has razed economies, determined the fates of empires and decided the outcome of pivotal wars. She-only females bite-has dispatched an estimated 52 billion people from a total of 108 billion ever to have lived. As the greatest purveyor of extermination we have known, she has played a greater role in shaping our history than any other living creature. The Mosquito is the extraordinary story of how a tiny bloodsucking fly indelibly changed our world. Driven by surprising insights and fast-paced storytelling, it will appeal to readers of Peter Wohlleben and Elizabeth Kolbert-and to anyone who has swatted at one of the hundred trillion mosquitoes buzzing about the Earth
Summary
Follows the history of the nefarious and pesky mosquito and its impact on humanity throughout the ages and around the globe, explaining how the tiny insect influenced the results of wars, colonization, and the modern world order
Writing style
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10801350
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
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Winegard, Timothy C.
Dewey number
595.77209
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Mosquitoes
  • Mosquitoes
  • Mosquitoes as carriers of disease
  • Mosquitoes
Target audience
adult
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a human history of our deadliest predator
Label
The mosquito : a human history of our deadliest predator, Timothy C. Winegard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 485 pages
Isbn
9781911231127
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The mosquito : a human history of our deadliest predator, Timothy C. Winegard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 485 pages
Isbn
9781911231127
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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