Pandemic: The Terrifying Threat of the New Killer Plagues

Pandemic: The Terrifying Threat of the New Killer Plagues

by Pete Moore
     
 

The most-up-to-date and comprehensive book on the subject of contagious and fatal viruses and bugs

Written in laymen�s terms, but packed with expert information, Pandemic examines the diseases that now threaten the globe, from SARS to Avian flu and other developing killer bugs, as well as the evolution of historical killer viruses such as the Black

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The most-up-to-date and comprehensive book on the subject of contagious and fatal viruses and bugs

Written in laymen�s terms, but packed with expert information, Pandemic examines the diseases that now threaten the globe, from SARS to Avian flu and other developing killer bugs, as well as the evolution of historical killer viruses such as the Black Plague (which wiped out half of Europe in the 16th century), yellow fever, smallpox, anthrax, and a host of other deadly diseases, and shows how a number of viruses long thought to be dormant and are now making a deadly resurgence.

Includes up-to-the-minute information on:

  • Avian/ H5N1Bird Flu
  • SARS
  • The West Nile Virus
  • Overuse of antibiotics and how they are actually helping these viruses become even deadlier

About the Author PETE MOORE, Ph.D., is an honorary fellow of Bristol University. He has worked closely with the British government and the British National Health Service on scientific committees. An award-winning writer, Dr. Moore has contributed to the British newspaper The Guardian and to a number of medical journals in both Britain and the US. He is a member of The British Association of Science Writers and The Medical Journalist�s Association and lives in London, England.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806528182
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.80(d)

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