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

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

Bill Wasik, Monica Murphy


the main deadly virus recognized to technological know-how, rabies-a disorder that spreads avidly from animals to humans-kills approximately a hundred percent of its sufferers as soon as the an infection takes root within the mind. during this significantly acclaimed exploration, journalist invoice Wasik and veterinarian Monica Murphy chart 4 thousand years of the background, technology, and cultural mythology of rabies. From Greek myths to zombie flicks, from the laboratory heroics of Louis Pasteur to the modern look for a lifesaving therapy, Rabid is a clean and infrequently wildly interesting examine one among humankind's oldest and such a lot fearsome foes. "A searing narrative." -The long island occasions "In this prepared and tremendously well-written ebook, rife with surprises, narrative suspense and a gradual stream of expansive insights, 'the world's so much diabolical virus' conquers the unsuspecting reader's creative anxious procedure. . . . a wise, unsettling, and surprisingly stirring piece of work." -San Francisco Chronicle "Fascinating. . . . Wasik and Murphy chronicle greater than millennia of myths and discoveries approximately rabies and the animals that transmit it, together with canines, bats and raccoons." -The Wall highway magazine

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