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Trigger Issues: Mosquito

By Richard Swift  

Trigger Issues: Mosquito
  • Paperback / softback

Fever, the Panama Canal, poetry and Roman emperors … All are linked by the mosquito, the pesky night-time bomber that buzzes its way into everyone’s life. For some its bite brings deadly disease, for others it is a work of art. Certainly it is the ultimate survivor; all attempts to wipe it out have failed. But are scientists finally on the verge of a breakthrough in the fight against malaria? Trigger Issues┬ŚMosquito explores how its 2,500 species have invaded not only bodies but culture too: every language acknowledges its fearsome reputation and pays a grudging respect to the tiny terror. In the words of the Dalai Lama, “If you think you are too small to make a difference try sleeping with a mosquito.”

  • Paperback / softback, 96 pages
  • ISBN 9781897071274
  • Published January 2007

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Life and Times of the Mosquito
Chapter 2 Mosquitoes in History
Chapter 3 Mosquitoes in Uniform
Chapter 4 Globalized Mosquitoes
Chapter 5 Politics of Prevention
Chapter 6 Mosquito Culture
Chapter 7 The Future
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