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The Viral Storm - 9780141046518

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  • Product code: AFOEO
  • ISBN: 9780141046518
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.0cm x 13.0cm
  • Pages: 320
  • Publish date: 23/11/2012

The Viral Storm (Paperback)

The Viral Storm - 9780141046518

Nathan D. Wolfe


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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 may leave you feeling distinctly uncomfortable - but it will reveal exactly what it is we are up against. 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 others. Wolfe was the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship in 1997 and was awarded the National Institutes of Health (NIH) International Research Scientist Development Award in 1999 and the prestigious NIH Director's Pioneer Award in 2005. "Nathan Wolfe is saving the world from near-inevitable pandemic...a kick-ass book." (Mary Roach, author of "Stiff"). "The world's most prominent virus hunter." ("New Yorker"). "Part autobiography, part warning...enthralling." ("BBC Focus").

Product Details

  • Product code: AFOEO
  • ISBN: 9780141046518
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.0cm x 13.0cm
  • Pages: 320
  • Publish date: 23/11/2012

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