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Chimp and the River How Aids Emerged from an African Forest

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ISBN-10: 0393350843

ISBN-13: 9780393350845

Edition: 2015

Authors: David Quammen

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The real story of AIDS--how it originated with a virus in a chimpanzee, jumped to one human, and then infected more than 60 million people--is very different from what most of us think we know. Recent research has revealed dark surprises and yielded a radically new scenario of how AIDS began and spread. First recounted in Spillover, which Walter Isaacson called "a frightening and fascinating masterpiece," The Chimp and the River is the true account of how an unnoticed chimpanzee infection became a human plague. With a new introduction by the author, David Quammen's hair-raising report tracks the virus from chimp populations in the jungles of southeastern Cameroon to laboratories across the…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/16/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.23" long x 0.42" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Writer David Quammen grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and was later educated at both Yale and Oxford Universities. Quammen began his career by writing for The Christian Science Monitor, the National Center for Appropriate Technology, and Audubon, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and Harpers Magazines. He wrote the novels The Soul of Viktor Tronko and The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions, which won the 1997 New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism. He also received two National Magazine Awards for his column "Natural Acts" in Outside magazine.