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Race.jpg (168607 bytes) Global Disease Eradication: the Race for the Last Child (ASM Press, Washington, D.C., 2003)

Cynthia Needham and Richard Canning present the history of three separate campaigns to eradicate a major infectious diseases worldwide - malaria, smallpox, and polio.  Needham and Canning contribute a clear evaluation of the social, political, scientific, and economic considerations, both for the three specific campaigns described and for all future efforts toward protecting every child worldwide for deadly infectious diseases.

Intimate Strangers.jpg (3149372 bytes) Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth (ASM Press, Washington, D.C., 2000)

Cynthia Needham, Bert Dodson, Ken McPherson, and Mahlon Hoagland have joined to create this richly illustrated book to accompany the PBS science documentary Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth.  The book combines vivid, descriptive images from the series and original artwork with the compelling story of the world of microbes and their role in the Earth's ecosystem. The authors have built upon the series content to offer a more comprehensive view of our relationship with the planet's tiniest inhabitants.

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