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


A maddened creature, frothing on the mouth, lunges at an blameless sufferer—and, with a chunk, transforms its prey into some other raving monster. It’s a state of affairs that underlies our darkest stories of supernatural horror, however its energy derives from an overly actual virus, a deadly scourge known to mankind from our earliest days. in this attention-grabbing exploration, journalist bill Wasik and veterinarian Monica Murphy chart four thousand years in the historical past, technological know-how, and cultural mythology of rabies.

essentially the most deadly virus known to technological know-how, rabies kills just about 100 p.c of its sufferers as soon as the an infection takes root in the mind. A disease that spreads avidentityly from animals to humans, rabies has served right through historical past as a logo of savage insanity, of inhuman possession. And these days, its historical past can assist shed light on the wave of emerging diseases, from AIDS to SARS to avian flu, that we now understand to originate in animal populations. 

From Greek myths to zombie flicks, from the laboratory heroics of Louis Pasteur to the up to date search for a lifesaving treatment, Rabidentity is a contemporary, attention-grabbing, and continuously wildly entertaining take a look at one among mankind’s oldest and most fearsome foes. 
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author: bill Wasikwriter: Viking adultBinding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: 240

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