The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age (Paperback)
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The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age (Paperback)

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Published: 23/11/2012
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'Wolfe has an important story to tell and as a virologist at the forefront of pandemic forecasting, he is the perfect person to tell it' Guardian

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 why we are so vulnerable to a global pandemic.

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 at risk 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.

'An excellent piece of scientific gothic, rich in descriptions of the threat we face from emerging viruses' Nature

'Part autobiography, part warning ... enthralling' BBC Focus

'Quietly terrifying ... It's hard not to feel a bit feverish at times while reading' Boston Globe

'The plague-ridden future imagined by this authoritative, measured, yet gripping book is extremely alarming' Sunday Times

'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

'A good place to start preparing for what might come' New Humanist

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141046518
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm

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“Cooperation is the key”

If the current Corona virus pandemic hasn’t, highlighted humanity’s hubris, then this prescient work will certainly help the reader to recalibrate their position in the hierarchy of life.

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