About this book
The enthralling and disturbing study of global pandemics from a writer whose writing style is just as contagious as his subject matter. More relevant than ever in the light of the controversy sparked by the US government's recent calls for censorship of important bird flu information.
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. This title explores why modern life makes us so vulnerable to global pandemics, and what new technologies can do to prevent them.