Emerging Epidemics The Menace of New Infections

ISBN-10: 0143117173
ISBN-13: 9780143117179
Edition: 2010 (Revised)
Authors: Madeline Drexler
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 12/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

As timely as it is urgent, the well-researched book from veteran science journalist Madeline Drexler delivers a compelling report about today's most ominous infections disease threats. Focusing on a different danger in each chapter-from the looming risk of lethal influenza to in-depth information on the public health perils posed by bioterrorism-Drexler takes readers straight to the front lines, where scientists are racing to catch nearly invisible adversaries superior in speed and guile. Drawing on a powerful combination of fresh research and surprising history, she warns us that the most ceaselessly creative bioterrorist is still Mother Nature, whose microbial operatives are all around us, ready to ounce whenever conditions are right.

Disease in Disguise
Winged Victories
Food Fright
Superbugs
The Once and Future Pandemic
Infection Unmasked
Bioterror
Think Locally, Act Virally
Selected Bibliography
Index

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