The Viral Storm

  • von Nathan Wolfe
  • Sprecher: Robertson Dean
  • 8 Std. 0 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch

Beschreibung

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.

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Kritikerstimmen

"By turns terrifying and comforting, The Viral Storm is a clear, riveting account of the threat of undiscovered viruses." (Mary Roach, author of Stiff)

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Hilfreichste

Verständlich, informativ und fesselnd

Richtet sich an Laien und ist trotz des Themas nicht reißerisch. Der Autor verfolgt das Ziel einer breiten Öffentlichkeit die Pandemie-Forschung näher zu bringen und wirbt auch für die eigene Forschung. Die vielen autobiografischen Episoden lockern das Sachbuch auf. obwohl das Hauptthema die Virenforschung ist spricht das Buch auch Leser die Interesse am thema Evolution haben, an.
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- Andreas Otruba

Weitere Infos zum Hörbuch

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 03.10.2011
  • Verlag: Tantor Audio