Despised Source of Whining and Worse

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Science  21 Sep 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5538, pp. 2211
DOI: 10.1126/science.1065352

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Mosquito A Natural History of Man's Most Persistent and Deadly Foe. Andrew Spielman and Michael D'Antonio. Hyperion, New York, 2001. 267 pp. $22.95, C$32.95. ISBN 0-7868-6781-7. Faber and Faber, London. £10.99. ISBN 0-571-20980-7.

Spielman, an authority on mosquito-borne diseases, and D'Antonio, a science journalist, have collaborated to provide a popular account of mosquitoes, their roles as disease vectors, and the efforts of humans to combat them. The book includes numerous stories and anecdotes that Spielman has gathered over the course of his career.