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The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator
Written by Timothy C. Winegard
Published by Allen Lane


A fascinating, fact-packed, and timely overview of human history as seen through the lens of the mosquito: carrier of fatal diseases, terminator of communities, arbiter of wars. Through millennia, Winegard argues, the mosquito has been the single most powerful force in determining the fate of humanity, steering the fates of empires, crippling economies, and killing nearly half of humanity along the way. With our former pesticides already useless, we’re locked in an escalating battle with these tiny vampires. What are our chances?


A pioneering work of narrative non-fiction, driven by surprising insights and fast-paced storytelling, The Mosquito is the untold saga of the mosquito's reign throughout human history and her indelible impact on the modern world.


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Timothy C. Winegard

is a veteran of both the Canadian and British Armed Forces. He earned an M.A. in Military History from Royal Military College of Canada and a PhD in History from the University of Oxford. He teaches History at Colorado Mesa University. He has written four books including The First World Oil War (2016) and For King and Kanata: Canadian Indians and the First World War. (2012)