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The Viral Storm

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Description for The Viral Storm Paperback. Examines how viruses like HIV, swine flu, and bird flu have almost wiped us out in the past - and may do so in the future. This title explores why modern life makes us so vulnerable to global pandemics, and what new technologies can do to prevent them. Num Pages: 320 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: MBN; MJCJ; PDZ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 197 x 131 x 19. Weight in Grams: 240.
In The Viral Storm award-winning biologist Nathan Wolfe - known as 'the Indiana Jones of virus hunters' for his work in jungles and rain forests across the world - shows the threat of a global pandemic is greater than we have ever imagined. The Viral Storm examines how viruses like HIV, swine flu, and bird flu have almost wiped us out in the past - and may do so in the future. It explores why modern life makes us so vulnerable to global pandemics, and what new technologies can do to prevent them. Wolfe's provocative vision ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages
320
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2012
Condition
New
Number of Pages
320
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780141046518
SKU
V9780141046518
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About Nathan D. Wolfe
Nathan Wolfe is the Lorry I. Lokey Visiting Professor in Human Biology at Stanford University and Director of Global Viral Forecasting, a pandemic early warning system which monitors the spillover of novel infectious agents from animals into humans. Wolfe has been published in or profiled by Nature, Science, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Economist, Forbes and many ... Read more

Reviews for The Viral Storm
A good place to start preparing for what might come
New Humanist
The plague-ridden future imagined by this authoritative, measured, yet gripping book is extremely alarming
Sunday Times
The world's most prominent virus hunter
New Yorker
Wolfe has an important story to tell and as a virologist at the forefront of pandemic forecasting, he ... Read more

Goodreads reviews for The Viral Storm