Download PDF by Carl Zimmer: A Planet of Viruses: Second Edition

By Carl Zimmer

ISBN-10: 022629420X

ISBN-13: 9780226294209

The earlier yr has been one in all viral panic—panic about viruses, that's. via headlines, public future health warnings, and a minimum of one selfmade hazmat swimsuit, we have been reminded of the strong strength of viruses. they're the smallest residing issues recognized to technology, but they could carry the total 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 web publication The Loom, has up-to-date this version to incorporate the tales of latest outbreaks, corresponding to Ebola, MERS, and chikungunya virus; new clinical discoveries, reminiscent of a hundred-million-year-old virus that contaminated the typical ancestor of armadillos, elephants, and people; and new findings that convey why weather switch could lead on to even deadlier outbreaks. Zimmer’s lucid reasons and interesting tales exhibit how deeply people and viruses are intertwined. Viruses helped supply upward thrust to the 1st life-forms, are answerable for lots of our such a lot devastating illnesses, and may proceed to regulate our destiny for hundreds of years. completely readable, and as reassuring because it is horrifying, A Planet of Viruses is an interesting journey of a powerful hidden world.

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