Man and Microbes

[Arno Karlen] ☆ Man and Microbes ↠ Read Online eBook or Kindle ePUB. Man and Microbes fascinating, educational, and alarming Man and Microbes is a good title for this book. Over time, mans relationship with microbes has changed as human populations have grown, moved, changed from hunter-gatherer to agricultural life and then city life, and exploration and colonization exposed groups of humans to new . Great Intro, But Lacking in the Details - according to Leah Berk. First and foremost, this book is an oustanding, fantastic introduction to the world of infectious diseases. Be

Man and Microbes

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Rating : 4.47 (691 Votes)
Asin : 0874777593
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 266 Pages
Publish Date : 2015-01-21
Language : English

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With amazing detail, Karlen describes the origins of historical plagues (smallpox, cholera, influenza, polio, and others) as well as the emergence of scourges such as hemorrhagic fever (Ebola and its cousins), Lyme disease, Legionnaires' disease, and even the deep mysteries of retroviruses such as HIV. Whereas many popular books on microbes focus on contemporary pathogens and emerging epidemics, Arno Karlen's Man and Microbes provides a historical look at the coevolution of humans and microorganisms. He then traces the development of man from primitive hunter-gatherer to urban dweller to world traveler, pointedly analyzing how socio-ecological changes have contributed to the changing incidence of disease. Karlen speculates that infections are integral to the process of life itself, that the mitochondria in every animal cell, for instance, are likely descendants of infe

Drawing on case studies and tales of medical detection, he uncovers the ills of ancient hunter-gatherers, exposes the origins of modern urban epidemics, and probes the most recent medical reports of mysterious new diseases.. Respected science writer Arno Karlen presents a dramatic panorama of the natural history of disease

fascinating, educational, and alarming "Man and Microbes" is a good title for this book. Over time, man's relationship with microbes has changed as human populations have grown, moved, changed from hunter-gatherer to agricultural life and then city life, and exploration and colonization exposed groups of humans to new . "Great Intro, But Lacking in the Details -" according to Leah Berk. First and foremost, this book is an oustanding, fantastic introduction to the world of infectious diseases. Because of two factors, however, much informatoin is lost. Firstly, the book is rather short - hardly three hundred pages. Secondly, there are thousands of years to cover in. "In the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him" Roger McEvilly (the guilty bystander) So the author of revelation saw the lethal side of cities (quoted on page 48), or as Mr Arno Karlen better describes-"as farmers and villagers began crowding into cities, this immunologically virgin mass offered a feast to germs lurking in domesticated animals, wastes, filth, and

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