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Drain the Swamps

Steven Shapin, 4 June 2020

The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator 
by Timothy Winegard.
Text, 300 pp., £12.99, September 2019, 978 1 911231 12 7
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... 750,000 deaths, many of them caused by diseases other than malaria. That’s the statistic behind Timothy Winegard’s The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator. In Winegard’s punchy presentation, humankind has long been locked in deadly conflict with the bug – ‘We are at war with the ...

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