A Planet of Viruses: Second Edition

A Planet of Viruses: Second Edition

Carl Zimmer


The prior 12 months has been considered one of viral panic—panic about viruses, that's. via headlines, public healthiness warnings, and at the very least one selfmade hazmat go well with, we have been reminded of the robust strength of viruses. they're the smallest dwelling issues identified to technology, but they could carry the whole planet of their sway.
A Planet of Viruses is Carl Zimmer’s eye-opening examine the hidden international of viruses. Zimmer, the preferred technological know-how author and writer of National Geographic’s award-winning web publication The Loom, has up-to-date this version to incorporate the tales of latest outbreaks, resembling Ebola, MERS, and chikungunya virus; new clinical discoveries, corresponding to a hundred-million-year-old virus that contaminated the typical ancestor of armadillos, elephants, and people; and new findings that express why weather swap could lead to even deadlier outbreaks. Zimmer’s lucid causes and interesting tales show how deeply people and viruses are intertwined. Viruses helped provide upward thrust to the 1st life-forms, are chargeable for lots of our such a lot devastating illnesses, and should proceed to regulate our destiny for hundreds of years. completely readable, and as reassuring because it is scary, A Planet of Viruses is a desirable travel of an impressive hidden world.

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