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Seven modern plagues and how we are causing them / Mark Jerome Walters.

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Author/Creator:
Walters, Mark Jerome, author.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2014
Publication:
Washington : Island Press, [2014]
Format:
  • Book
  • 1 online resource (xxvi, 236 pages)
Title Variation:
7 modern plagues and how we are causing them
Seven modern plagues
7 modern plagues
Note:
Previous editions titled as "Six modern plagues and how we are causing them." "First Island Press cloth edition, September 2003; First Island Press paperback edition, August 2004"--Title page verso.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:
"According to veterinarian and journalist Mark Walters, we are contributing to--if not overtly causing--some of the scariest epidemics of our time. Through human stories and cutting-edge science, Walters explores the origins of seven diseases: Mad Cow Disease, HIV/AIDS, Salmonella DT104, Lyme Disease, Hantavirus, West Nile, and new strains of flu. He shows that they originate from manipulation of the environment, from emitting carbon and clear-cutting forests to feeding naturally herbivorous cows "recycled animal protein." Readers will both learn how today's plagues first developed and discover patterns that could help prevent the diseases of tomorrow"--Provided by publisher.
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Six modern plagues and how we are causing them.
Available in another form:
Print version: Walters, Mark Jerome, author. Seven modern plagues and how we are causing them 9781610914659 (DLC) 2013031297 (OCoLC)855332911
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ISBN:
9781610914666
161091466X

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