By David Quammen
In this "frightening and engaging masterpiece" (Walter Isaacson), David Quammen explores the genuine origins of HIV/AIDS.
The genuine tale of AIDS―how it originated with a deadly disease in a chimpanzee, jumped to 1 human, after which contaminated greater than 60 million people―is very diverse from what such a lot people imagine we all know. contemporary learn has published darkish surprises and yielded a considerably new situation of ways AIDS begun and unfold. Excerpted and tailored from the ebook Spillover, with a brand new creation through the writer, Quammen's hair-raising research tracks the virus from chimp populations within the jungles of southeastern Cameroon to laboratories around the globe, as he unravels the mysteries of while, the place, and below what situations the sort of consequential "spillover" can occur. An audacious look for solutions amid greater than a century of knowledge, The Chimp and the River tells the haunting story of 1 of the main devastating pandemics of our time.
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