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Published: 08 April 2018

288 Pages | 21 black & white illustrations

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198815440

Bookseller Code (1A)

Deadly Companions

How Microbes Shaped our History

Dorothy H. Crawford

Oxford Landmark Science

  • A fascinating insight into human cultural history, and how closely it has been influenced at every step by microbes, our deadly companions.
  • Explains the biology and life-stories of microbes such as smallpox, flu, malaria, HIV, and MRSA, and why they have evolved to be so effective.
  • This new edition includes substantial consideration of the recent Ebola and Zika epidemics, and updated case studies and statistics.
  • Includes stories of devastation wrought by epidemics and pandemics, and examines controversies over the real cause of the black death.
  • Reveals how microbes may have forced the exodus of early man from Africa.
  • Part of the Oxford Landmark Science range: 'must-read' modern science and big ideas, which have shaped the way we think

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