250 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Release Date:15 Dec 2013

Seven Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them

Island Press

From Bird Flu to Mad Cow to West Nile Virus, dangerous emergingdiseases may not be simple accidents of nature. According toveterinarian and journalist Mark Walters, humans are contributing to– if not overtly causing – some of the scariest epidemicsof our time. By emitting carbon, feeding naturally herbivorous cows“recycled animal protein,” clear-cutting forests, andotherwise changing the environment, we are inviting disease. Throughhuman stories and cutting-edge science, Walters explores the origins ofour contemporary plagues – the first step to stopping them.

Mark Jerome Walters is a veterinarian, journalist, andprofessor at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg. He isthe author of five books, including Six Modern Plagues andSeeking the Sacred Raven.
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