The Imaginations of Unreasonable Men

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Subtitle: Inspiration, Vision, and Purpose in the Quest to End Malaria
Author: Bill Shore
Publisher: PublicAffairs (2012)
ISBN-13: 9781610391900
Condition: Very Good. The front cover has some light scratching and evidence of a removed price sticker.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 312
Dimensions: 20.2 x 13 x 2.2 cm

Weight: 0.32 kg


A small cadre of scientists, collaborators and competitors are determined to develop a vaccine for malaria, a feat most tropical disease experts have long considered impossible. Scepticism, doubt, and a host of logistical and financial obstacles dog their quest. Success may ultimately elude them, so why and how do they persist?
The kind of person who decides to combat malaria must have a very rare combination of attributes: dogged enough to keep going when results are slow; independent enough to continue, often alone, when other, more popular, causes distract attention from their work; self-confident enough in the importance of the work to persist when the beneficiaries may reside thousands of miles distant.
The story of these uncompromising scientists serves as a springboard for Shore's passionate inquiry into the character and moral fabric of those who devote their lives to solving the world's most pressing and perplexing problems.


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