Rabid A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus

ISBN-10: 0143123572

ISBN-13: 9780143123576

Edition: 2014

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An engrossing, lively history of a fearsome and misunderstood virus that binds man and dog The most fatal virus known to science, rabies—a disease that spreads avidly from animals to humans—kills nearly one hundred percent of its victims once the infection takes root in the brain. In this critically acclaimed exploration, journalist Bill Wasik and veterinarian Monica Murphy chart four thousand years of the history, science, and cultural mythology of rabies. From Greek myths to zombie flicks, from the laboratory heroics of Louis Pasteur to the contemporary search for a lifesaving treatment,Rabidis a fresh and often wildly entertaining look at one of humankind’s oldest and most fearsome foes.
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/25/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.43" wide x 7.99" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

Introduction: Looking the Devil in the Eye
In the Beginning
The Middle Rages
A Virus with Teeth?
Canicide
King Louis
The Zoonotic Century
The Survivors
Island of the Mad Dogs
Conclusion: The Devil, Leashed
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
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