Kyle Harper gives a germ’s-eye view of history

Kyle Harper gives a germ’s-eye view of history

By Kyle Harper

In the immortal words of the rock band The Doors, people are strange. From nature’s perspective, human beings are highly unusual. Plagues upon the Earth author Kyle Harper shows how humans became the irresistible hosts of so many diseases, and how it has shaped us as a species.

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About the Author

Kyle Harper is professor of classics and letters at the University of Oklahoma. His books include The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire (Princeton) and From Shame to Sin: The Christian Transformation of Sexual Morality in Late Antiquity. He lives in Moore, Oklahoma. Website kyleharper.net Twitter @Oklahomaharper