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Six Modern Plagues And How We Are Causing Them

ISBN-10: 1559637145
ISBN-13: 9781559637145
Edition: 2nd 2003
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Description: A number of epidemics have appeared during the last few years as mysterious yet deadly risks to human health. Written for the general reader, this volume provides an authoritative perspective on the subject and explains how human activity may have  More...

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Book details

List price: $28.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 8/31/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

A number of epidemics have appeared during the last few years as mysterious yet deadly risks to human health. Written for the general reader, this volume provides an authoritative perspective on the subject and explains how human activity may have inadvertently caused such diseases as the West Nile virus.

Introduction
The Dark Side of Progress: Mad Cow Disease
A Chimp Called Amandine: HIV/AIDS
The Travels of Antibiotic Resistance: Salmonella DT104
Of Old Growth and Arthritis: Lyme Disease
A Spring to Die For: Hantavirus
A Virus from the Nile
Epilogue: SARS and Beyond
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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