The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator is the extraordinary, untold story of the mosquito’s reign through human history and her indelible impact on our modern world order. Were it not for the mosquito, America, Britain, and numerous other nations would not exist in their present form, and the victors of countless wars would have otherwise been defeated.
The estimated 100 trillion mosquitoes inhabiting every inch of the globe save for Antarctica, Iceland, the Seychelles, and a handful of French Polynesian micro-islands have killed an estimated 52 billion of the 108 billion humans across our existence. As the greatest purveyor of extermination man has ever known, she has played a greater role in shaping our human story than any other animal with which we share our global village. No other animal has transformed human civilization and evolution so profoundly.
Surprising and enlightening, The Mosquito will be a pioneering and ground-breaking work of non-fiction that offers a dramatic new perspective on the history of mankind.
Timothy C. Winegard is a professor of history and political science at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado, where he teaches Western Civilizations, American History and the History of Indigenous Peoples. He received his doctorate from the University of Oxford under the direction of Sir Hew Strachan, and served nine years as an officer in the Canadian and British Forces.