Find out what tropical island-dwellers and Arctic explorers can teach us about the common cold. It is one of the most elusive forces in nature. It has defeated some of our century's brightest minds. What Gilmore makes clear in this intriguing new book is that there is nothing common about the common cold. Everything you thought you knew about the cold will now have to be revised. In Cold Pursuit takes readers to the four corners of the world, from scientific centres in Amsterdam, Munich, Chicago, and Toronto, to research stations in Arctic Norway and submarines in the South Seas. Gilmore explains, in clear, accessible language, what past and present research has told us about this mysterious virus and proffers the notion that a cure for the common cold may prove more harmful than good.