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Leah Smith GEOG 1982 March 13, 2009 Discussion Prep #3 1. Who do you think Desowitz has in mind when he refers to “the Wise Men”? - I believe that Desowitz was referring to the European explorers and that came and thought that their way was the best and most efficient. These men came with new technologies that they thought would help the people, but instead, only hurt them. 2. What technologies did the Wise Men bring with them that increased the local people’s exposure to malaria? - They brought the idea of making lakes and fishing in order to help the food crisis in Africa. They gave the Africans tools to make the lakes. At first, the food was abundant, but then weeds started growing and mosquitoes were everywhere. There weren’t enough laborers to tend to the lakes because people started getting sick. The fish died and all that was left was mosquitoes and disease. Another thing that the Wise Men brought was the idea of converting subsistence farming to cash producing rice. They cleared the field of
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