A Planet of Viruses: Second Edition by Carl Zimmer PDF

By Carl Zimmer

The earlier 12 months has been one in all viral panic—panic about viruses, that's. via headlines, public healthiness warnings, and no less than one selfmade hazmat swimsuit, we have been reminded of the robust strength of viruses. they're the smallest dwelling issues recognized to technological know-how, but they could carry the complete planet of their sway.

A Planet of Viruses is Carl Zimmer’s eye-opening examine the hidden global of viruses. Zimmer, the preferred technology author and writer of National Geographic’s award-winning weblog The Loom, has up to date this version to incorporate the tales of recent outbreaks, comparable to Ebola, MERS, and chikungunya virus; new medical discoveries, reminiscent of a hundred-million-year-old virus that contaminated the typical ancestor of armadillos, elephants, and people; and new findings that exhibit why weather switch could lead to even deadlier outbreaks. Zimmer’s lucid causes and interesting tales exhibit how deeply people and viruses are intertwined. Viruses helped provide upward push to the 1st life-forms, are liable for lots of our such a lot devastating ailments, and should proceed to regulate our destiny for hundreds of years. completely readable, and as reassuring because it is horrifying, A Planet of Viruses is an engaging travel of an impressive hidden world.

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