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Who thought Malaria would be interesting,
This review is from: The Making of a Tropical Disease: A Short History of Malaria (Johns Hopkins Biographies of Disease) (Hardcover)
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When I ordered this book I wasn't really sure that I would like it. How can you know if you are going to like a book about Malaria it's a terrible disease. After having read it I'm glad I ordered it. It's a fascinating story detailing the history and spread of Malaria as it spread across the globe. The book details how Malaria is born down to the cell. I found this to be a very interesting read. Quite an accomplishment since I don't ordinarily care for science books
The book is filled with statistical information and old maps to help the reader get into the time period. It's very well detailed in it's explanation of Malaria. The book talks about the realities.
The book is very well written, easy to read and very informative. There is a wealth of information here and it's very well laid out and contextually well thought out. Reading this book was really an educational and enlightening experience for me. There are many interesting chapters in the book but probably my favorite is the making of a vector borne disease, it talks ab out the epidemiology of Malaria and it relationships with parasites.
If your at all interested in the book you should go ahead and get it.
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