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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
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--Provided by publisher
Summary
Reveals the origins of some of the world's most deadly viruses while explaining the link between modern life and global pandemic threats and shares insights into how developing technologies may counter potential threats
Tone
Writing style
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10010138
Cataloging source
DLC
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
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Viruses
  • Virus diseases
  • Molecular evolution
  • Human evolution
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the dawn of a new pandemic age
Label
The viral storm : the dawn of a new pandemic age, Nathan Wolfe
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1388/2455988/image/lgcover.9780805091946.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21016115
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780805091946
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011011321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780805091946
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn706021534
  • (OCoLC)706021534
Label
The viral storm : the dawn of a new pandemic age, Nathan Wolfe
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1388/2455988/image/lgcover.9780805091946.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21016115
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780805091946
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011011321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780805091946
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn706021534
  • (OCoLC)706021534

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