The Ten-Thousand Year Fever: Rethinking Human and Wild-Primate Malarias (New Frontiers in Historical Ecology)

By: Cormier, Loretta A

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Malaria is one of the oldest recorded diseases in human history, and its 10,000-year relationship to primates can teach us why it will be one of the most serious threats to humanity in the 21st century. In this pathbreaking book Loretta Cormier integrates a wide range of data from molecular biology, ethnoprimatology, epidemiology, ecology, anthropology, and other fields to reveal the intimate relationships between culture and environment that shape the trajectory of a parasite. She argues against the entrenched distinction between human and non-human malarias, using ethnoprimatology to develop a new understanding of cross-species exchange. She also shows how current human-environment interactions, including deforestation and development, create the potential for new forms of malaria to threaten human populations. This book is a model of interdisciplinary integration that will be essential reading in fields from anthropology and biology to public health.

Title: The Ten-Thousand Year Fever: Rethinking Human and Wild-Primate Malarias (New Frontiers in Historical Ecology)

Author Name: Cormier, Loretta A

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Publisher: Routledge:

ISBN Number: 1598744828

ISBN Number 13: 9781598744828

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z1598744828Z2

Description: 1598744828 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the boards, no dust jacket as issued with a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!