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The Fever Trail By Mark Honigsbaum

The Fever Trail
by Mark Honigsbaum

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The Fever Trail: Malaria, the Mosquito and the Quest by Mark Honigsbaum

In the last 15 years Malaria has killed 60 times more people than AIDSThere still is no vaccine.The Fever Trail is a fascinating boat trip through the history of Malaria and those that have sought to cure it. It is a story of courage; of political machinations and personal bravery, of the New World against the Old. From the jungles of Peru to the high-tech labs in the USA, Mark Honigsbaum reveals the characters and events that, up until now, have been little more than footnotes in history.The Fever Trail starts with the hunt for the Cinchono tree, the tree that yielded the cure for Malaria, quinine. Markham, Ledger and Spruce, the trio of explorers given the task of transporting the tree to the colonies, gave most of their lives so that the world could be free of intermittent fevers.They never though that the disease would mutate.The modern pioneers no longer search out forests, or spend months on dangerous rivers. Instead they battle on in laboratories and facilities desperate to find what has eluded mankind for centuries. A cure.

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About Mark Honigsbaum


Mark Honigsbaum is the Chief Reporter at The Observer. A graduate of New College Oxford, he has been a prominent journalist for the last 15 years, his work appearing in The Guardian, The Sunday Times, GQ and Vogue. He lives in London with his wife and two children. The Fever Trail is his first book

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GOR010253987
The Fever Trail: Malaria, the Mosquito and the Quest by Mark Honigsbaum
Mark Honigsbaum
Used - Like New
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
2001-11-09
352
0333901851
9780333901854
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.