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Lyme : The First Epidemic of Climate Change - by Mary Beth Pfeiffer (Hardcover)

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"Superbly written and researched." Booklist

"Builds a strong case." Kirkus

Lyme disease is spreading rapidly around the globe as ticks move into places they could not survive before. The first epidemic to emerge in the era of climate change, the disease infects half a million people in the US and Europe each year, and untold multitudes in Canada, China, Russia, and Australia.

Mary Beth Pfeiffer shows how we have contributed to this growing menace, and how modern medicine has underestimated its danger. She tells the heart-rending stories of families destroyed by a single tick bite, of children disabled, and of one woman’s tragic choice after an exhaustive search for a cure.

Pfeiffer also warns of the emergence of other tick-borne illnesses that make Lyme more difficult to treat and pose their own grave risks. Lyme is an impeccably researched account of an enigmatic disease, making a powerful case for action to fight ticks, heal patients, and recognize humanity’s role in a modern scourge.
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Health + Wellness, Science
Sub-Genre: Diseases, Global Warming & Climate Change
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Island Pr
Book theme: General
Author: Mary Beth Pfeiffer
Language: English
Street Date: April 17, 2018
TCIN: 53394436
UPC: 9781610918442
Item Number (DPCI): 248-65-3357
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