This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: [MP3CD audiobook format in vinyl case.]
This is an engrossing and lively history of a fearsome and mythologized virus.
In the tradition of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Great Influenza, journalist Bill Wasik and veterinarian Monica Murphy chart the history, science, and cultural mythology of rabies. In the absence of vaccination as was true up until the late nineteenth century the rabies virus caused brain infections with a nearly 100 percent fatality rate, both in animals and in humans, and the suffering it inflicted became the stuff of legend.
The transmission of the virus often from dog to man reawakened a primal fear of wild animals, and the illness violent symptoms spoke directly to mankind's fear of the beast within. The cultural response was to create fictional embodiments of those anxieties ravenous wolfmen, bloodsucking vampires, and armies of mindless zombies.
From the myth of Actaeon to Saint Hubert, from the laboratories of the heroic and pioneering Louis Pasteur to a journalistic investigation into the madness that has gripped modern-day Bali, Rabid is a fresh, fascinating, and often wildly entertaining look at one of the world's most misunderstood viruses.
Über den Autor:
BILL WASIK is a senior editor at Wired magazine and was previously a senior editor at Harper's, where he wrote on culture, media, and politics. He is the editor of the anthology Submersion Journalism and has also written for the Oxford American, Slate, Salon, and McSweeney's.
MONICA MURPHY holds degrees in public health from Johns Hopkins University and veterinary medicine from the University of Minnesota. She lives in Oakland, California.
Buchbeschreibung Blackstone Audio. Buchzustand: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Audiobook on MP3 CD - Unabridged A Brand New Quality Audiobook from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2230568
Buchbeschreibung Blackstone Audio Inc, 2012. Compact Disc. Buchzustand: Brand New. mp3 edition. 7.50x5.30x0.60 inches. In Stock. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1470826445