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The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Times Books
Publication date October 11, 2011
Pages 304
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780805091946
ISBN-10 0805091947
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.18 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $26.00
Other format details sci/tech
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Dynamic young Stanford biologist Nathan Wolfe reveals the surprising origins of the world's most deadly viruses, and how we can overcome catastrophic pandemics.

In The Viral Storm, award-winning biologist Nathan Wolfe tells the story of how viruses and human beings have evolved side by side through history; how deadly viruses like HIV, swine flu, and bird flu almost wiped us out in the past; and why modern life has made our species vulnerable to the threat of a global pandemic.

Wolfe's research missions to the jungles of Africa and the rain forests of Borneo have earned him the nickname "the Indiana Jones of virus hunters," and here Wolfe takes readers along on his groundbreaking and often dangerous research trips—to reveal the surprising origins of the most deadly diseases and to explain the role that viruses have played in human evolution.

In a world where each new outbreak seems worse than the one before, Wolfe points the way forward, as new technologies are brought to bear in the most remote areas of the world to neutralize these viruses and even harness their power for the good of humanity. His provocative vision of the future will change the way we think about viruses, and perhaps remove a potential threat to humanity's survival.



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1 edition from Times Books (October 11, 2011)
9780805091946 | details & prices | 304 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.18 lbs | List price $26.00
About: Dynamic young Stanford biologist Nathan Wolfe reveals the surprising origins of the world's most deadly viruses, and how we can overcome catastrophic pandemics.
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Reprint edition from Griffin (October 16, 2012)
9781250012210 | details & prices | 304 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.62 lbs | List price $16.99

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