The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years

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$22.80
Publisher
Picador USA
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Pages
309
Dimensions
5.58 X 0.87 X 8.32 inches | 0.66 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780312573010
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About the Author

Sonia Shah is a science journalist and prizewinning author. Her writing on science, politics, and human rights has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Scientific American, and elsewhere, and she has been featured on Radiolab, Fresh Air, and TED.com, where her talk "Three Reasons We Still Haven't Gotten Rid of Malaria" has been viewed by more than a million people around the world. Her book The Fever was long-listed for the Royal Society's Winton Prize for Science Books, and Pandemic was named a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice. Her next book, The Great Migration, is forthcoming in June 2020.

Reviews

"Sonia Shah's tour-de-force history of malaria will convince you that the real sound track to our collective fate [is] the syncopated whine-slap, whine-slap of man and mosquito duking it out over the aeons." --The New York Times

"An often rollicking read . . . Shah has put together an engrossing cast of doctors, malariologists, and historical figures." --Time

"An insightful book explores the human struggle with malaria not just from a scientific angle, which is cogently detailed without being overwhelming, but also from sociological and anthropological perspectives. . . . Shah is to be commended. " --The Boston Globe

"Brilliant." --The Wall Street Journal

"The Fever is a vivid and compelling history with a message that's entirely relevant today." --Elizabeth Kolbert, author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change

"I didn't just read The Fever--I inhaled it. It's a fascinating book, elegantly written and superbly well researched: a poignant and important reminder of malaria's relentless human toll." --Nina Munk, author of Fools Rush In: Steve Case, Jerry Levin, and the Unmaking of AOL Time Warner

"A thrilling detective story, spanning centuries, about our erratic pursuit of a villain still at large and still a threat to mankind. The Fever is rich in colorful detail and engagingly told. An astonishing array of characters has joined the fray, and you can only be amazed at the deviousness and skill of the archenemy." --Malcolm Molyneux, Professor, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

"Extremely well-researched, The Fever provides a highly gripping account of one of mankind's worst diseases. Highly recommended." --Bart Knols, malariologist and managing director, MalariaWorld.org