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The mosquito : a human history of our deadliest predator / Timothy C. Winegard.

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  • 13 of 14 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Terrace Public Library.

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Terrace Public Library 363.78 WIN (Text) 35151001098821 Adult Non-fiction Volume hold Reshelving -

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  • ISBN: 9780735235793
  • Physical Description: x, 486 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : Allen Lane, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-469) and index.
Summary, etc.:
A sweeping history of the world, from a perspective every Canadian who has ever swatted a mosquito will understand. 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 was George Washington's secret weapon at the Battle of Yorktown? The answer to all of these questions is the mosquito. She (only females bite) has killed half of all human beings who have ever lived, accounting for more deaths than any other cause. As the mosquito transformed the landscapes of civilization, humans were unwittingly required to respond to its piercing impact and universal projection of power.
Subject: Mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes > Control > Equipment and supplies.
Mosquitoes as carriers of disease.
Mosquitoes > Biological control.
Aeronautics in mosquito control.

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