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Six Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them

by Mark Jerome Walters

  • 288 Want to read
  • 15 Currently reading

Published by Island Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Public health & preventive medicine,
  • Medical,
  • Environmental Health,
  • Consumer Health,
  • Diseases - Contagious,
  • Ecology,
  • Medical / Infectious Diseases,
  • Science / Environmental Science,
  • Environmental Conservation & Protection - General,
  • Health Policy

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages212
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8611708M
    ISBN 101559637145
    ISBN 109781559637145
    OCLC/WorldCa56622189

    "In Six Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them, Mark Jerome Walters tells the human stories behind these diseases and brilliantly shows the connections between new epidemics and human changes to the natural environment. "So closely are new epidemics linked to ecological change," Walters argues, "they might rightfully be called ecodemics.".   In Six Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them, Mark Jerome Walters says that modern "ecodemics" like mad cow disease and Lyme .

      Six Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them. Published by Shearwater Books, Washington, DC, USA, ISBN: X Pages: , Price: US $ It’s not the price but rather the pathology of progress that author Mark Walters laments in Six Modern Plagues. Weaving anecdote with theory, Walters draws from his diverse backgrounds. Electronic books Popular works Electronic book Popular Work: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Walters, Mark Jerome. Six modern plagues and how we are causing them. Washington: Island Press/Shearwater Books, © (DLC) (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File.

    By Jennifer Kunstman, Published on 04/01/17Author: Jennifer Kunstman. Praise For Seven Modern Plagues: and How We Are Causing Them "Dr. Walters tells the tale of each disease like a detective story [The book] draws compelling, even disturbing, connections between disease and forces as implacable as population growth, deforestation, and modern lifestyles that consume fuel, meat, and acreage at an ever.


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Weaving anecdote with theo-ry, Walters draws. Seven Modern Plagues and How We are Causing Them, by the journalist, academic and veterinarian Mark Jerome Walters, is the updated version of his famous and well-regarded Six Modern Plagues and How We are Causing Them, published in It is an interesting and well documented book, especially in these times of Ebola emergency/5.

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In Six Modern Plagues, Mark Jerome Walters writes about these and other new epidemic disease emergences and attempts to uncover underlying common themes. His main thesis, lest it be missed, is the subtitle of the book: And How We Are Causing Them. Mark Jerome Walters is the author of Six Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them ( avg rating, ratings, 23 reviews, published ), Seven Mod /5.

Trained in veterinary medicine and journalism, Mark Jerome Walters is author of the widely acclaimed books A Shadow and a Song and Six Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them.A contributing editor of Orion magazine, his work has appeared in Audubon, Reader's Digest, and numerous other s is currently Professor of Journalism and Media studies at the University of South Brand: Island Press/Center For Resource Economics.

These "plagues" are forcing us to modify our lifestyles in ways that minimize our chances of becoming a statistic in the latest tally of the afflicted.

In Six Modern Plagues, Mark Jerome Walters offers us the first book for the general reader that connects these emerging health risks and their ecological origins/5(3). Free Online Library: Six Modern Plagues: And How We Are Causing Them.(Brief Article, Book Review) by "Science News"; Science and technology, general Printer Frien, articles and books.

While these diseases appear to emerge from thin air, in fact, human activity is driving them. And the problem is not just flu, but a series of rapidly evolving and dangerous modern plagues. According to veterinarian and journalist Mark Walters, we are contributing to—if not overtly causing—some of the scariest epidemics of our time.4/5(3).

ark Jerome Walters provides some disturbing evidence in his book, Six Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them, by showing that the human race is ultimately responsible for six emerging diseases that have become major health : Jennifer Kunstman.

Six Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them Article (PDF Available) in Emerging infectious diseases 10(5) April with 12 Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Dan Rutz. In his generally positive review of my book, Six Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them (Walters ), Donald S.

Burke () neglected to mention that Six Modern Plagues goes out of its way re differentiate between fact and theory. The book is a short, ( pages) quick read, and best suited for those outside of the medical community who want to know more about any, or all, of these plagues.

If you have a good grasp of epidemiology, and are well-read, you will probably find the subject matter remedial. Also, Walters' treatment of the six plagues is uneven/5.

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