Dr Timothy C. Winegard holds a PhD from Oxford and served for nine years as an officer in the Canadian and British forces. He now teaches history and political science at Colorado Mesa University and has published four books of history.
`With the deeply researched Mosquito...[Winegard] uses the bellicose insect to tie together a fascinating, sprawling history - from dinosaurs to the banned insecticide DDT.' * Literary Review of Canada * `Hugely impressive, a major work.' * NPR * `Written as a big-picture, impersonal history-think Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel...The Mosquito serves up an eye-opening, deeply alarming, and absolutely engrossing view of humanity's most tenacious foe.' * Foreign Policy * `The insects are still killing more than eight hundred thousand people a year, primarily in Africa. Winegard's reminder of their enormous potential for destruction is a timely one for all of us.' * New Yorker * 'Winegard convincingly argues that the insect has shaped human life as well as delivering death...[He] is an engaging guide, especially when he combines analysis with anecdote.' * Economist *