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

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

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.


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Details

Author(s)
David Quammen
Format
Paperback | 176 pages
Dimensions
140 x 208 x 15mm | 140g
Publication date
25 Mar 2015
Publisher
WW Norton & Co
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0393350843
ISBN13
9780393350845
Bestsellers rank
155,777