Daniel R. Brooks is a senior research associate of the Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology at the University of Nebraska State Museum. Among his many books, he is coauthor of Evolution as Entropy; Phylogeny, Ecology, and Behavior; and The Nature of Diversity, all published by the University of Chicago Press. Eric P. Hoberg is a field biologist, biogeographer, and parasitologist with appointments in the Museum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico, and in the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Walter A. Boeger is full professor and coordinator in the Laboratory of Evolutionary Parasitology at the Universidade Federal do Paran in Curitiba, Brazil, a senior research fellow of the Harold W. Manter Laboratory at University of Nebraska, and an investigator with the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cient fico e Tecnol gico (CNPq), Brazil.
The authors make a passionate case for the link between climate change and emerging infectious diseases. These are two of the biggest threats facing humanity and in combination the risks are escalated even further. Raising awareness of this combined threat is an original, timely, and vital contribution. I am not aware of another book on this topic that comes close to this in terms of the breadth and depth of its ambition. --Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development, University of Oxford The Stockholm Paradigm provides a new perspective on how we should think about (and combat) emerging pathogens. The authors, all highly respected parasitologists, are well qualified to provide the historical context, broad synthesis, and contemporary urgency required for a shift in thinking, essentially away from reactive, for profit programs. A game changer for parasitology and public health efforts focused on emerging infectious diseases. --Joseph A. Cook, Professor of Biology, Curator of the Division of Mammals at the Museum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico