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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why was gin and tonic the cocktail of choice for British colonists in India and Africa? What does Starbucks have to thank for its global domination? What has protected the lives of popes for millennia? Why did Scotland surrender its sovereignty to England? What was George Washington's secret weapon during the American Revolution? The answer to all these questions, and many more, is the mosquito. Across our planet since the dawn of humankind, this nefarious pest, roughly the size and weight of a grape seed, has been at the frontlines of history as the grim reaper, the harvester of human populations, and the ultimate agent of historical change. As the mosquito transformed the landscapes of civilization, humans were unwittingly required to respond to its piercing impact and universal projection of power. The mosquito has determined the fates of empires and nations, razed and crippled economies, and decided the outcome of pivotal wars, killing nearly half of humanity along the way. She (only females bite) has dispatched an estimated 52 billion people from a total of 108 billion throughout our relatively brief existence. As the greatest purveyor of extermination we have ever known, she has played a greater role in shaping our human story than any other living thing with which we share our global village
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winegard, Timothy C.
Dewey number
  • 595.77/2
  • 614.4323
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
QL536
LC item number
.W56 2019
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QL536
NAL item number
.W564 2019
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Mosquitoes
  • Mosquitoes as carriers of disease
  • Human ecology
  • Diseases and history
  • Mosquitoes as carriers of disease
  • Diseases and history
  • Human ecology
  • Mosquitoes
  • Mosquitoes
  • Human ecology
Target audience
adult
Label
The mosquito : a human history of our deadliest predator, Timothy C. Winegard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-461) 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
Contents
  • Accidental conquerors: African slavery and the mosquito's annexation of the Americas
  • The seasoning: Mosquito landscapes, mythology, and the seeds of America
  • Rogues in a nation: The mosquito and the creation of Greater Britain
  • The crucible of disease: Colonial wars and a new world order
  • Unalienable bites: The American Revolution
  • Mercenary mosquitoes: Wars of liberation and the making of the Americas
  • Mosquitoes of Manifest Destiny: Cotton, slavery, Mexico, and the American South
  • Sinister angels of our nature: The American Civil War
  • Unmasking the mosquito: Disease and imperialism
  • This is Ann: She's dying to meet you : the Second World War, Dr. Seuss, and DDT
  • Introduction
  • Silent springs and superbugs: The mosquito renaissance
  • The modern mosquito and her diseases: At the gates of extinction?
  • Conclusion
  • Toxic twins: The mosquito and her diseases
  • Survival of the fittest: Fever demons, footballs, and sickle cell safeties
  • General Anopheles: From Athens to Alexander
  • Mosquito legions: The rise and fall of the Roman Empire
  • Unrepentant mosquitoes: A crisis of faiths and the Crusades
  • Mosquito hordes: Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire
  • The Columbian exchange: Mosquitoes and the global village
Control code
1083228616
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 486 pages
Isbn
9781524743413
Lccn
2019005477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029306537
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1083228616
Label
The mosquito : a human history of our deadliest predator, Timothy C. Winegard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-461) 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
Contents
  • Accidental conquerors: African slavery and the mosquito's annexation of the Americas
  • The seasoning: Mosquito landscapes, mythology, and the seeds of America
  • Rogues in a nation: The mosquito and the creation of Greater Britain
  • The crucible of disease: Colonial wars and a new world order
  • Unalienable bites: The American Revolution
  • Mercenary mosquitoes: Wars of liberation and the making of the Americas
  • Mosquitoes of Manifest Destiny: Cotton, slavery, Mexico, and the American South
  • Sinister angels of our nature: The American Civil War
  • Unmasking the mosquito: Disease and imperialism
  • This is Ann: She's dying to meet you : the Second World War, Dr. Seuss, and DDT
  • Introduction
  • Silent springs and superbugs: The mosquito renaissance
  • The modern mosquito and her diseases: At the gates of extinction?
  • Conclusion
  • Toxic twins: The mosquito and her diseases
  • Survival of the fittest: Fever demons, footballs, and sickle cell safeties
  • General Anopheles: From Athens to Alexander
  • Mosquito legions: The rise and fall of the Roman Empire
  • Unrepentant mosquitoes: A crisis of faiths and the Crusades
  • Mosquito hordes: Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire
  • The Columbian exchange: Mosquitoes and the global village
Control code
1083228616
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 486 pages
Isbn
9781524743413
Lccn
2019005477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029306537
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1083228616

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