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Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the Aids Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It (13 Edition)

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"Remarkable... reads like a detective novel."—The New Yorker

In this groundbreaking work that reads like a detective novel, longtime Washington Post reporter Craig Timberg and award-winning AIDS researcher Daniel Halperin tell the surprising story of how Western colonial powers unwittingly sparked the AIDS epidemic and then fanned the flames. Drawing on remarkable new science, Tinderbox overturns the conventional wisdom on the origins of this deadly pandemic, and in a riveting narrative that stretches from colonial Leopoldville to 1980s San Francisco to South Africa today, it reveals how human hands unleashed this epidemic and can now overcome it, if only we learn the lessons of the past.

About the Author

Craig Timberg is the former Johannesburg bureau chief for the Washington Post and its deputy national security editor. He lives in Washington, D.C.
 
Daniel Halperin, Ph.D., was a top technical advisor in the U.S. government's program to combat AIDS. He is an epidemiologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143123002
Author:
Timberg, Craig
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Halperin, Daniel
Subject:
History
Subject:
History of Science-General
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w images throughout
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.48 x 5.59 x 0.94 in 0.74 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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