As timely as it is urgent, this well-researched book from veteran science journalist Madeline Drexler delivers a compelling report on today's most ominous infectious disease threats. She focuses on a different danger in each chapter-from the looming risk of lethal influenza to in-depth information on the public health perils posed by bioterrorism. With a novelist's descriptive eye and a thriller writer's sense of tension, she warns us that the most ceaselessly creative bioterrorist is still Mother Nature, whose microbial operatives are all around us, ready to pounce when conditions are right.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 134.62 x 198.12 x 22.86mm | 249.47g
- 01 Mar 2003
- Penguin Books Australia
- Hawthorn, Australia
A must read. Drexler's chapters read like dispatches from a war. ("The Baltimore Sun")