The Fever by Sonia Shah

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.

The 9206th greatest book of all time


Published
2010
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
320
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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