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The First World Oil War, Winegard Timothy C.



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Автор: Winegard Timothy C.
Название:  The First World Oil War
ISBN: 9781487522582
Издательство: University of Toronto Press
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ISBN-10: 1487522584
Обложка/Формат: Paperback
Страницы: 412
Вес: 0.655 кг.
Дата издания: 21.06.2018
Язык: English
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The Mosquito

Автор: Winegard, Timothy Dr
Название: The Mosquito
ISBN: 1524743410 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781524743413
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Описание: A pioneering and groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction that offers a dramatic new perspective on the history of humankind, showing how through millennia, the mosquito has been the single most powerful force in determining humanity's fate

Why was gin and tonic the cocktail of choice for British colonists in India and Africa? What does Starbucks have to thank for its global domination? What has protected the lives of popes for millennia? Why did Scotland surrender its sovereignty to England? What was George Washington's secret weapon during the American Revolution?

The answer to all these questions, and many more, is the mosquito.

Across our planet since the dawn of humankind, this nefarious pest, roughly the size and weight of a grape seed, has been at the frontlines of history as the grim reaper, the harvester of human populations, and the ultimate agent of historical change. As the mosquito transformed the landscapes of civilization, humans were unwittingly required to respond to its piercing impact and universal projection of power.

The mosquito has determined the fates of empires and nations, razed and crippled economies, and decided the outcome of pivotal wars, killing nearly half of humanity along the way. She (only females bite) has dispatched an estimated 52 billion people from a total of 108 billion throughout our relatively brief existence. As the greatest purveyor of extermination we have ever known, she has played a greater role in shaping our human story than any other living thing with which we share our global village.

Imagine for a moment a world without deadly mosquitoes, or any mosquitoes, for that matter? Our history and the world we know, or think we know, would be completely unrecognizable.

Driven by surprising insights and fast-paced storytelling, The Mosquito is the extraordinary untold story of the mosquito's reign through human history and her indelible impact on our modern world order.

The First World Oil War

Автор: Winegard Timothy C.
Название: The First World Oil War
ISBN: 1487500734 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781487500733
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Описание: This original and pioneering study analyzes the evolution of oil as a catalyst for both war and diplomacy, and connects the events of the First World War to contemporary petroleum geo-politics and international aggression.


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