Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It

Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It

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In this groundbreaking narrative, 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 its rise. Drawing on remarkable new science, Tinderbox overturns the conventional wisdom on the origins of this deadly pandemic and the best ways to fight it today.

Recent genetic studies have traced the birth of HIV to the forbidding… (more)

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But the authors stand on less sturdy ground when they also argue that the spread of AIDS is a direct consequence of the Western colonization of Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Publisher: Penguin (March 01, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 432 pages

File size: 2.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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