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The Ten-Thousand Year Fever

Rethinking Human and Wild-Primate Malarias

The Ten-Thousand Year Fever by Loretta A Cormier
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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.
Taylor and Francis; June 2016
241 pages; ISBN 9781315417073
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Title: The Ten-Thousand Year Fever
Author: Loretta A Cormier
 
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9781315417073
9781315417080
9781598744828