The Viral Storm

The Viral Storm

The Dawn of A New Pandemic Age

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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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 listeners 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
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Media, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2011
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781452624433
1452624437
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (480 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Dean, Robertson
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Feb 04, 2016

The narration is a bit slow, monotone, with little or no inflection or emphasis. The work itself is set out in an orderly manner, and is easy to follow and understand. Although, all of the humble bragging and incessant mentioning of other researchers by name and institution was distracting and at times annoying as well.

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