Sonia Shah

Sonia Shah is an American investigative journalist and author known for her work on science, human rights, and international politics. Her books, including 'The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years' and 'Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond,' explore the complex interplay between society, health, and the environment. Shah's writing is acclaimed for its depth of research and ability to make complex scientific and social issues accessible to a broad audience.


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  1. 1. The Fever

    This book delves into the complex history and impact of malaria, a disease that has shaped human history in profound ways. Through a blend of scientific investigation, historical narrative, and personal anecdotes, the author explores how malaria has influenced major events, resisted efforts at control, and continues to affect millions of people worldwide. The narrative uncovers the biological and socio-political aspects of the disease, from its ancient origins to the ongoing search for effective treatments and strategies for eradication. The book highlights the challenges of combating a parasite that has co-evolved with humans for millennia, revealing the intricate relationship between disease, human society, and the environment.

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