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The Chimp and the River
Author: David Quammen

ISBN: 9781847923769
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1 July 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8 x 1.0
Description:
In this 'frightening and fascinating masterpiece' (Walter Isaacson), David Quammen explores the true origins of HIV/AIDS.

The real story of AIDS - how it originated with a virus in a chimpanzee, jumped to one human and 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 Spillover, with a new introduction by the author, Quammen's hair-raising investigation tracks the virus from chimp population s in the jungles off the southeastern Cameroon to laboratories across the globe, as he unravels the mysteries of when, where and how 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.

About the Author

David Quammen is a recipient of the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Lette...

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