Seven modern plagues and how we are causing them / Mark Jerome Walters.Material type: TextPublisher: Washington : Island Press, Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 236 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781610914666; 161091466XOther title: 7 modern plagues and how we are causing them | Seven modern plagues [Spine title] | 7 modern plaguesSubject(s): Epidemiology -- Popular works | Human ecology -- Popular works | Environmental health -- Popular works | Disease Outbreaks -- prevention & control | Epidemics -- economics | Environmental Health | MEDICAL -- Forensic Medicine | MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine | MEDICAL -- Public Health | Sciences de la terre | Environnement | Environmental health | Epidemiology | Human ecologyGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Popular Work. | Electronic books. | Popular works. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Seven modern plagues and how we are causing themDDC classification: 614.4/9 LOC classification: RA649 | .W258 2014ebNLM classification: WA 105Online resources: Click here to access online
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Previous editions titled as "Six modern plagues and how we are causing them."
"First Island Press cloth edition, September 2003; First Island Press paperback edition, August 2004"--Title page verso.
"According to veterinarian and journalist Mark Walters, we are contributing to--if not overtly causing--some of the scariest epidemics of our time. Through human stories and cutting-edge science, Walters explores the origins of seven diseases: Mad Cow Disease, HIV/AIDS, Salmonella DT104, Lyme Disease, Hantavirus, West Nile, and new strains of flu. He shows that they originate from manipulation of the environment, from emitting carbon and clear-cutting forests to feeding naturally herbivorous cows "recycled animal protein." Readers will both learn how today's plagues first developed and discover patterns that could help prevent the diseases of tomorrow"--Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Print version record.
Preface -- Introduction -- 1. The Dark Side of Progress: Mad Cow Disease -- 2. A Chimp Called Amandine: HIV/AIDS -- 3. The Travels of Antibiotic Resistance: Salmonella DT104 53 -- 4. Of Old Growth and Arthritis: Lyme Disease -- 5. A Spring to Die For: Hantavirus -- 6. A Virus from the Nile -- 7. Birds, Pigs, and People: The Rise of Pandemic Flus -- Epilogue: MERS-CoV and Beyond -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index.