The Mosquito

The Mosquito
Author: Timothy C. Winegard
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-08-06
ISBN 10: 0735235805
ISBN 13: 9780735235809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Mosquito Book Review:

A pioneering and groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction that offers a dramatic new perspective on the history of humankind, showing how through millennia, the mosquito has been the single most powerful force in determining humanity’s fate Why was gin and tonic the cocktail of choice for British colonists in India and Africa? What does Starbucks have to thank for its global domination? What has protected the lives of popes for millennia? Why did Scotland surrender its sovereignty to England? What was George Washington's secret weapon during the American Revolution? The answer to all these questions, and many more, is the mosquito. Across our planet since the dawn of humankind, this nefarious pest, roughly the size and weight of a grape seed, has been at the frontlines of history as the grim reaper, the harvester of human populations, and the ultimate agent of historical change. As the mosquito transformed the landscapes of civilization, humans were unwittingly required to respond to its piercing impact and universal projection of power. The mosquito has determined the fates of empires and nations, razed and crippled economies, and decided the outcome of pivotal wars, killing nearly half of humanity along the way. She (only females bite) has dispatched an estimated 52 billion people from a total of 108 billion throughout our relatively brief existence. As the greatest purveyor of extermination we have ever known, she has played a greater role in shaping our human story than any other living thing with which we share our global village. Imagine for a moment a world without deadly mosquitoes, or any mosquitoes, for that matter? Our history and the world we know, or think we know, would be completely unrecognizable. Driven by surprising insights and fast-paced storytelling, The Mosquito is the extraordinary untold story of the mosquito’s reign through human history and her indelible impact on our modern world order.

The Mosquito

The Mosquito
Author: Timothy C. Winegard
Publsiher: Text Publishing
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN 10: 1925774708
ISBN 13: 9781925774702
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Mosquito Book Review:

The surprising true story of how the course of human history was redirected, time and again, by the pesky mosquito.

The Mosquito

The Mosquito
Author: Timothy C. Winegard
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2019-08-06
ISBN 10: 1524743437
ISBN 13: 9781524743437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Mosquito Book Review:

**The instant New York Times bestseller.** *An international bestseller.* “Hugely impressive, a major work.”—NPR A pioneering and groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction that offers a dramatic new perspective on the history of humankind, showing how through millennia, the mosquito has been the single most powerful force in determining humanity’s fate Why was gin and tonic the cocktail of choice for British colonists in India and Africa? What does Starbucks have to thank for its global domination? What has protected the lives of popes for millennia? Why did Scotland surrender its sovereignty to England? What was George Washington's secret weapon during the American Revolution? The answer to all these questions, and many more, is the mosquito. Across our planet since the dawn of humankind, this nefarious pest, roughly the size and weight of a grape seed, has been at the frontlines of history as the grim reaper, the harvester of human populations, and the ultimate agent of historical change. As the mosquito transformed the landscapes of civilization, humans were unwittingly required to respond to its piercing impact and universal projection of power. The mosquito has determined the fates of empires and nations, razed and crippled economies, and decided the outcome of pivotal wars, killing nearly half of humanity along the way. She (only females bite) has dispatched an estimated 52 billion people from a total of 108 billion throughout our relatively brief existence. As the greatest purveyor of extermination we have ever known, she has played a greater role in shaping our human story than any other living thing with which we share our global village. Imagine for a moment a world without deadly mosquitoes, or any mosquitoes, for that matter? Our history and the world we know, or think we know, would be completely unrecognizable. Driven by surprising insights and fast-paced storytelling, The Mosquito is the extraordinary untold story of the mosquito’s reign through human history and her indelible impact on our modern world order.

The Mosquito

The Mosquito
Author: Elise Gravel
Publsiher: Tundra Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-07-14
ISBN 10: 073526645X
ISBN 13: 9780735266452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Mosquito Book Review:

Hilarious illustrated nonfiction about mosquitos perfect for beginning readers. Conversational text and silly illustrations will have you up all night reading about the most annoying bug on Earth! Fast mosquito facts: * Distinctive trait: Leaving annoying itchy bites * Diet: Your blood (and nectar and plant juice) * Special talent: Making a terrible whining sound in your ear The Mosquito covers habitat (mosquitos live everywhere except Antarctica and Iceland!), species (over 3,500!), history (the oldest recorded mosquito was 79 million years ago!) and much more. Although silly and off-the-wall, The Mosquito contains factual information that will both amuse and teach at the same time.

The Beast in the Mosquito

The Beast in the Mosquito
Author: Sir Ronald Ross
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 528
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9789042007314
ISBN 13: 9042007311
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Beast in the Mosquito Book Review:

The correspondence between Sir Ronald Ross (1857-1932) and Sir Patrick Manson (1844-1922) is rich in both scientific and human terms. It records, in great detail, Ross's research in India between 1895 and 1899, which elucidated the role of mosquitoes in the transmission of malaria, work for which Ross was awarded the 1902 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology. Ross described the mosquito-transmission theory as Manson's 'Grand Induction', and he had returned to India, where he was an officer in the Indian Medical Service, having been primed by Manson. Ross's regular letters to his mentor document the frustrations and false trails as well as the excitement of discovery. Manson in turn acted as a kind of agent in London, publicising his findings, offering advice and seeking to use his influence to secure for Ross the working conditions he so desired. These 173 letters, plus 85 from the two decades after Ross's return to Britain also record the rise and full of a relationship, as Ross's preoccupation with his place in the history of malariology led to a breach between the two men. Themes of priority, nationalism, and personal vanity punctuate this latter correspondence, which also reveals new insights about the golden years of tropical medicine. Ross included some of the correspondence in his Memoirs, but most of it appears here, fully annotated, for the first time.

Butty and the Mosquito

Butty and the Mosquito
Author: Bassey Ubong
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2012-03
ISBN 10: 1466913851
ISBN 13: 9781466913851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Butty and the Mosquito Book Review:

Butty and the Mosquito is the first in a series aimed at simplifying scientific concepts in biology and related subjects for youngsters. It makes learning about nature an easy task. Butty, a beautiful butterfly is made to assume the human role of learning about animals, plants, and nature in general and imparting such knowledge to children. Because Butty can move about noiselessly, it can perch anywhere without being noticed and is thus able to listen to the "conversation" of animals, plants, and other creations of Mother Nature. In Butty and the Mosquito, Butty brings to readers the story of mosquitoes – their life cycle, their habits, their habitat (where they live) their importance to human beings, and how they can be controlled or eliminated. The book starts as a literature text before going into the biology of mosquitoes. As the young or adult reader progresses, he or she learns about mosquitoes in a more practical way. The method is different from what obtains in a normal biology class. The student absorbs more quickly because of the easy and practical presentation of facts. As much as is possible, simple words are used to aid understanding. However, where simplification would lead to loss of meaning, some more difficult terms are used. It is expected that readers will appreciate the dangers of mosquito bites and that the book will assist in the campaign to rid the world of mosquitoes, and by extension, the diseases they transmit.

The Mosquito

The Mosquito
Author: L. K. H. Goma
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 145
Release: 1966
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924018286652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Efa and the Mosquito

Efa and the Mosquito
Author: Alscess Lewis-Brown
Publsiher: Editorial Campana
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781934370094
ISBN 13: 1934370096
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Efa and the Mosquito Book Review:

Efa, who lives in the Virgin Islands, saves a mosquito and is granted a wish. Includes information about dengue fever.

Sketch of the Mosquito Shore

Sketch of the Mosquito Shore
Author: Thomas Strangeways
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 355
Release: 1822
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105004909011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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The mosquito: its life, activities, and impact on human affairs

The mosquito: its life, activities, and impact on human affairs
Author: J. D. Gillett
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 358
Release: 1972
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39076006433119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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The Mosquito Book

The Mosquito Book
Author: Scott Anderson,Tony Dierckins
Publsiher: Dennoch
Total Pages: 121
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780964452114
ISBN 13: 0964452111
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Mosquito Book Book Review:

The authors have gathered swarms of fascinating facts and off-beat information for a fun and enlightening look at living with the bane of summertime fun, the mosquito.

Tito and the Mosquito

Tito and the Mosquito
Author: Hilario,Loti Scagliotti
Publsiher: nicanitas · nicanitasantiago
Total Pages: 16
Release: 2006-07-28
ISBN 10: 9974792533
ISBN 13: 9789974792531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Tito and the Mosquito Book Review:

Tito and his dog Skip are surprised to find out that a mosquito has feelings, and invites it to become their friend. On board pages.

Building the Mosquito Fleet

Building the Mosquito Fleet
Author: Richard V. Simpson
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780738505084
ISBN 13: 0738505080
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Building the Mosquito Fleet Book Review:

In 1877, the U.S. Navy purchased the fast steam yacht Stiletto from the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company of Bristol, Rhode Island, for "automobile" torpedo experiments in Narragansett Bay. The submarine service was in its infancy, and interest in the self-propelled torpedo as an undersea weapon flourished. Herreshoff's fast, steam-powered boats were the first of the delivery platforms accepted by the U.S. Navy Department for experiments at the Newport Naval Torpedo Station and service during the Spanish-American War. Dating from the Civil War, the torpedo station on Goat Island in Newport Harbor was the first torpedo armory in the United States, specializing in research, development, and manufacture. Building the Mosquito Fleet: The U.S. Navy's First Torpedo Boats traces the important and often dramatic history of the involvement between the U.S. Navy and the Herreshoff brothers' marine yards over a period of more than thirty years. It is a story of enterprise, naval development, and marine manufacturing during a time of experimentation and evolution. Included are dramatic stories of the men who built and tested these dangerous new vessels. This fascinating volume preserves under one cover a concise history of the torpedo boats built by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company. It describes design and construction innovations introduced by the Herreshoffs and traces the events that led the major navies of the world to take notice of the Herreshoffs' work.

The Mosquito Crusades

The Mosquito Crusades
Author: Gordon Patterson
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-04-06
ISBN 10: 9780813547008
ISBN 13: 0813547008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Mosquito Crusades Book Review:

Among the struggles of the twentieth century, the one between humans and mosquitoes may have been the most vexing, as demonstrated by the long battle to control these bloodsucking pests. As vectors of diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, encephalitis, and dengue fever, mosquitoes forced open a new chapter in the history of medical entomology. Based on extensive use of primary sources, The Mosquito Crusades traces this saga and the parallel efforts of civic groups in New Jersey's Meadowlands and along San Francisco Bay's east side to manage the dangerous mosquito population. Providing readers with a fascinating exploration of the relationship between science, technology, and public policy, Gordon Patterson's narrative begins in New Jersey with John B. Smith's effort to develop a comprehensive plan and solution for mosquito control, one that would serve as a national model. From the Reed Commission's 1900 yellow fever experiment to the first Earth Day seventy years later, Patterson provides an eye-opening account of the crusade to curtail the deadly mosquito population.

The Mosquito

The Mosquito
Author: Lisa Owings
Publsiher: Bellwether Media
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 1612117139
ISBN 13: 9781612117133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Mosquito Book Review:

Everyone knows that mosquitoes are bloodsuckers. But did you know that some can cast the shadow of death with a bite? They spread malaria and life-threatening fevers through their saliva. Learn about one of the vampires of the animal kingdom.

A Guide to the Use of the Mosquito Fish, Gambusia Affinis for Mosquito Control

A Guide to the Use of the Mosquito Fish, Gambusia Affinis for Mosquito Control
Author: L. Lance Sholdt,Douglas A. Ehrhardt,Andrew G. Michael
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 18
Release: 1972
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924017964085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Waikna; or adventures on the mosquito-shore

Waikna; or adventures on the mosquito-shore
Author: Ephraim George Squier
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 366
Release: 1855
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: BSB:BSB10469392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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The Mosquito Coast

The Mosquito Coast
Author: Paul Theroux
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-12-15
ISBN 10: 0241959195
ISBN 13: 9780241959190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Mosquito Coast Book Review:

The Mosquito Coast - winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize - is a breathtaking novel about fanaticism and a futile search for utopia from bestseller Paul Theroux. Allie Fox is going to re-create the world. Abominating the cops, crooks, junkies and scavengers of modern America, he abandons civilisation and takes the family to live in the Honduran jungle. There his tortured, messianic genius keeps them alive, his hoarse tirades harrying them through a diseased and dirty Eden towards unimaginable darkness. 'Stunning. . . exciting, intelligent, meticulously realised, artful' Victoria Glendinning, Sunday Times 'An epic of paranoid obsession that swirls the reader headlong to deposit him on a black mudbank of horror' Christopher Wordsworth, Guardian 'Magnificently stimulating and exciting' Anthony Burgess American travel writer Paul Theroux is known for the rich descriptions of people and places that is often streaked with his distinctive sense of irony; his novels and collected short stories, My Other Life, The Collected Stories, My Secret History, The Lower River, The Stranger at the Palazzo d'Oro, A Dead Hand, Millroy the Magician, The Elephanta Suite, Saint Jack, The Consul's File, The Family Arsenal, and his works of non-fiction, including the iconic The Great Railway Bazaar are available from Penguin.

The Mosquito Wisdoms

The Mosquito Wisdoms
Author: Lev Brekhman
Publsiher: Seahorse
Total Pages: 78
Release: 2015-01-27
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Mosquito Wisdoms Book Review:

A collection of short texts dealing with various challenges of modern time, past times, eternity(Russia, Vladivostok, 1993-1994)

Tiger And The Mosquito,The

Tiger And The Mosquito,The
Author: Mrinalini Srivastava
Publsiher: Children's Book Trust
Total Pages: 16
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9788170119531
ISBN 13: 8170119537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Tiger And The Mosquito,The Book Review:

"Who is bigger? Action speaks more than words"--Provided by publisher.