The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age
- The threat of a global pandemic is greater than we have ever imagined.
The threat of a global pandemic is greater than we have ever imagined. In this profound and alarming book, award-winning biologist Nathan Wolfe - known as 'the Indiana Jones of virus hunters' for his work in jungles and rain forests across the world - examines how viruses like HIV, swine flu, and bird flu have almost wiped us out in the past - and may do so in the future.
The Viral Storm explores why modern life makes us so vulnerable to global pandemics, and what new technologies can do to prevent them. Wolfe's provocative vision may leave you feeling distinctly uncomfortable - but it will reveal exactly what it is we are up against.
Shortlisted for the 2012 Royal Society Winton Prise for Science Books
'Quietly terrifying . . . It's hard not to feel a bit feverish at times while reading.'Boston Globe
'The plague-ridden future imagined by this authoritative, measured, yet gripping book is extremely alarming.' Sunday Times
'An excellent piece of scientific gothic, rich in descriptions of the threat we face from emerging viruses . . . thought-provoking'. Nature
'Nathan Wolfe is saving the world from near-inevitable pandemic . . . a kick-ass book.' Mary Roach, author of Stiff
'A good place to start preparing for what might come.' New Humanist