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Trigger Issues: Mosquito links fever, the Panama Canal and Roman emperors. Everyone has been bitten by a ‘mozzie’, the pesky night-time bomber, but for some its bite brings deadly disease, for other it is a work of art. Certainly you have to admire its resilience; all attempts to wipe it out have failed.
The Trigger Issues series presents single objects that have had far-reaching impact on the modern world. Each item is explored through its effects on society and often surprising cultural connections. Exposing topical items in a new light these are short, sharp and provocative booklets._
About the author: Richard Swift is co-editor of New Internationalist magazine and author of the No-Nonsense Guide to Democracy.
|Dimensions:||174 x 124mm|
|Page extent:||96 pages|
|Publication date:||October 2006 (UK), April 2007 (US)|
Date added: February 23, 2007
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