The Chimp and the River: How AIDS Emerged from an African Forest

The Chimp and the River: How AIDS Emerged from an African Forest

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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. Excerpted and adapted from the book Spillover, with a new introduction by the author, Quammen's hair-raising investigation tracks the virus from chimp populations in the jungles of southeastern Cameroon to laboratories across the globe, as he unravels the mysteries of when, where, and under what circumstances such a consequential "spillover" can happen. An audacious search for answers amid more than a century of data, The Chimp and the River tells the haunting tale of one of the most devastating pandemics of our time.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780393350845
BY (AUTHOR) Quammen, David
PUBLISHER : WW Norton & Co PUBLICATION DATE : February 17, 2015
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : WW Norton & Co
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 208 mm x 140 mm
WEIGHT : 143 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Mathematics & Science
Medicine & Nursing
DESCRIPTION :

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. Excerpted and adapted from the book Spillover, with a new introduction by the author, Quammen's hair-raising investigation tracks the virus from chimp populations in the jungles of southeastern Cameroon to laboratories across the globe, as he unravels the mysteries of when, where, and under what circumstances such a consequential "spillover" can happen. An audacious search for answers amid more than a century of data, The Chimp and the River tells the haunting tale of one of the most devastating pandemics of our time.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780393350845
BY (AUTHOR) Quammen, David
PUBLISHER : WW Norton & Co PUBLICATION DATE : February 17, 2015
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : WW Norton & Co
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 208 mm x 140 mm
WEIGHT : 143 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Mathematics & Science
Medicine & Nursing