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The Resource The viral storm : the dawn of a new pandemic age, Nathan Wolfe

The viral storm : the dawn of a new pandemic age, Nathan Wolfe

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The viral storm : the dawn of a new pandemic age
Title
The viral storm
Title remainder
the dawn of a new pandemic age
Statement of responsibility
Nathan Wolfe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • "The "Indiana Jones" of virus hunters reveals the complex interactions between humans and viruses, and the threat from viruses that jump from species to species"--Provided by publisher
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolfe, Nathan
Dewey number
616.9/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QR360
LC item number
.W65 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WC 500
NLM item number
.W855v 2011
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Viruses
  • Virus diseases
  • Molecular evolution
  • Human evolution
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
Label
The viral storm : the dawn of a new pandemic age, Nathan Wolfe
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Gathering clouds. The viral planet ; The hunting ape ; The great microbe bottleneck ; Churn, churn, churn -- The tempest. The first pandemic ; One world ; The intimate species ; Viral rush -- The forecast. Virus hunters ; Microbe forecasting ; The gentle virus ; The last plague
Control code
ocn706021534
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
304 p.
Isbn
9780805091946
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011011321
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)706021534
Label
The viral storm : the dawn of a new pandemic age, Nathan Wolfe
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Gathering clouds. The viral planet ; The hunting ape ; The great microbe bottleneck ; Churn, churn, churn -- The tempest. The first pandemic ; One world ; The intimate species ; Viral rush -- The forecast. Virus hunters ; Microbe forecasting ; The gentle virus ; The last plague
Control code
ocn706021534
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
304 p.
Isbn
9780805091946
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011011321
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)706021534

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