The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator

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According to research, when comparing results for who is responsible for the largest number of deaths among humans throughout history, hands-down the winner is the mosquito. Since the year 2000, a staggering two million humans have been killed by its contact, with us humans coming in on the list in a distant second. Throughout The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator, Timothy C. Winegard has laid out the facts throughout history that support the claims of how deadly the mosquito has been throughout all of time.

Starting with the beginning of time, mosquitos have always made their mark; first with the dinosaurs roaming the earth, then to their interaction with humans. The deadly disease of Malaria has been an issue since forever, but to see its effects in writing is shocking. The physical and psychological issues that it can cause are life-altering, especially when they are being dealt with at the same time as major disputes in our country’s history. The amount of knowledge that Winegard has provided is more than enough to be taken seriously, and he provides a detailed history of the world that was probably not focused on in history class.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 496 pages
Publisher Dutton
Publish Date 2019-08-06
ISBN 9781524743413 Buy this Book
Issue November 2019
Category Science & Nature


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