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INTERNATIONALLY ADMIRED AND BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Quammen's book Spillover explained how viruses tr... Read More

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INTERNATIONALLY ADMIRED AND BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Quammen's book Spillover explained how viruses travel from animals to humans and introduced that term into general use. Some said it 'predicted' the current pandemic.ACCURATE, HUGELY AUTHORITATIVE ACCOUNT OF HOW THE PANDEMIC HAPPENED: Breathless is based on nearly 100 interviews with the leading scientists throughout the world involved in the race to find out why the coronavirus is so deadly.ONE OF THE FINEST SCIENCE WRITERS WORKING TODAY: The New York Times has called David Quammen 'our greatest living chronicler of the natural world' and he has won numerous magazine awards in science writing. Spillover won several awards.FOR READERS OF THE GREATEST SCIENCE NARRATIVES: Quammen ranks alongside writers from Richard Dawkins to Siddhartha Mukherjee, admired for their ability to explain science to a popular readership. What he adds is a propulsive, Walter-Isaacson quality of detective story.

From the author of the powerful, prescient Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

Breathless is the story of the worldwide scientific quest to decipher the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, trace its source, and make possible the vaccines to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

Here is the story of SARS-CoV-2 and its fierce journey through the human population, as seen by the scientists who study its origin, its ever-changing nature, and its capacity to kill us. David Quammen expertly shows how strange new viruses emerge from animals into humans as we disrupt wild ecosystems, and how those viruses adapt to their human hosts, sometimes causing global catastrophe. He explains why this coronavirus will probably be a 'forever virus,' destined to circulate among humans and bedevil us endlessly. As scientists labour to catch, comprehend and control it, with their high-tech tools and methods, the virus finds ways of escape.

Based on interviews with nearly one hundred scientists, including leading virologists in China and around the world, Quammen explains that infectious disease experts saw this pandemic coming; that some scientists, for more than two decades, warned that 'the next big one' would be caused by a changeable new virus - very possibly a coronavirus - but such warnings were ignored for political or economic reasons; and that the precise origins of this virus may not be known for years but some clues are compelling, and some suppositions can be dismissed.

Breathless takes us inside the frantic international effort to understand and control SARS-CoV-2 as if peering over the shoulders of the brilliant scientists who led the chase.


David Quammen's sixteen previous books include The Tangled Tree, The Song of the Dodo, The Reluctant Mr. Darwin, and Spillover, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and recipient of the Premio Letterario Merck, in Rome. He has written for The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, The Atlantic, National Geographic, and Outside, among other magazines, and is a three-time winner of the National Magazine Award.

Quammen shares a home in Bozeman, Montana, with his wife, Betsy Gaines Quammen, author of American Zion, and with two Russian wolfhounds, a cross-eyed cat, and a rescue python.
DavidQuammen.com


Praise for Spillover:

'A frightening and fascinating masterpiece of science reporting that reads like a detective story'
Walter Isaacson

'Fascinating and terrifying, Spillover is a real-life thriller with an outcome that affects us all'
Elizabeth Kolbert

'A tremendous book... this gives you all you need to know and all you should know. Quammen's research and the analysis make sensationalism unnecessary'
Sunday Times

'Chilling... [A] brilliant, devastating book'
Daily Mail

'Travelling deep into the rainforest with the scientists hoping to identify the next pandemic pathogen, Quammen's book is plotted like a detective thriller'
Gaia Vince, Guardian

'David Quammen might be my favourite living science writer: amiable, erudite, understated, incredibly funny, profoundly humane'
New York Magazine

A supernova in among science journalistsAn expert eye on Covid's past and present [and] a viral howdunnit that is pacy and unafraid to educate readers[A] tour de force...A luminous, passionate account of the defining crisis of our time - and the unprecedented international response to it.As close to authoritative history - from the virus's origins to vaccines and variants - as we have, told through scientists involved, and the signature ease of Quammen's prose. It reads like a real-time thriller.Will likely prove to be a classic in the history of science ... a masterpiece

Product Details

Title: Breathless
Author: David Quammen
SKU: BK0463443
EAN: 9781847926692
Language: English

About Author

David Quammen's sixteen previous books include The Tangled Tree, The Song of the Dodo, The Reluctant Mr. Darwin, and Spillover, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and recipient of the Premio Letterario Merck. He has written for the New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, the Atlantic, National Geographic and Outside, among other publications, and is a three-time winner of the National Magazine Award.

Quammen shares a home in Bozeman, Montana, with his wife, Betsy Gaines Quammen, author of American Zion, and with two Russian wolfhounds, a cross-eyed cat, and a rescue python.

Visit him at DavidQuammen.com

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