How Microbes Shaped Our History Dorothy H. Crawford. D OR OTHY H. C R AW
F O R D HOW MICROBES SHAPED OUR HISTORY |DEADLY COMPANíðNS Deadly Companions This page intentionally left blank Deadly Companions How.
Ever since we started huddling together in communities, the story of human history has been inextricably entwined with the story of microbes. They have evolved and spread amongst us, shaping our culture through infection, disease, and pandemic. At the same time, our changing human culture has itself influenced the evolutionary path of microbes. Dorothy H. Crawford here shows that one cannot be truly understood without the other. Beginning with a dramatic account of the SARS pandemic at the start of the 21st century, she takes us back in time to follow the interlinked history of microbes and man, taking an up-to-date look at ancient plagues and epidemics, and identifying key changes in the way humans have lived - such as our move from hunter-gatherer to farmer to city-dweller - which made us vulnerable to microbe attack. Showing how we live our lives today - with increasing crowding and air travel - puts us once again at risk, Crawford asks whether we might ever conquermicrobes completely, or whether we need to take a more microbe-centric view of the world. Among the possible answers, one thing becomes clear: that for generations to come, our deadly companions will continue to shape human history.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
Ever since we started huddling together in communities, the story of human history has been inextricably entwined with the story of microbes. They have evolved and spread amongst us, shaping our culture through infection, disease, and pandemic. At the same time, our changing human culture has itself influenced the evolutionary
Deadly Companions finds indebted ranch owner Wendy Eldridge and gunslinger Hard Luck Hardigan seeking a lost mine, while in Mule Man, Brice Corrigan finds trouble when he joins a treasure-seeking expedition. Original.
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: SIU Press
In the first book to critically examine each of the fourteen feature films Sam Peckinpah directed during his career, Michael Bliss stresses the persistent moral and structural elements that permeate Peckinpah’s work. By examining the films in great detail, Bliss makes clear the moral framework of temptation and redemption with
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Examines fourteen of Sam Peckinpah's feature films, focusing on the director's editing techniques, approach to power, attention to violence and affection, and moral values, along with pacing and mood in his film directing