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The Resource Viral : the search for the origin of covid-19, Alina Chan and Matt Ridely

Viral : the search for the origin of covid-19, Alina Chan and Matt Ridely

Label
Viral : the search for the origin of covid-19
Title
Viral
Title remainder
the search for the origin of covid-19
Statement of responsibility
Alina Chan and Matt Ridely
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It's the greatest whodunnit mystery of the century: how did the first detected outbreak of Covid-19 start in Wuhan city? We know that the natural reservoir of SARS-related coronaviruses is in bats, but we do not how, where, and when SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for Covid-19, acquired the ability to begin infecting people. Dr Alina Chan of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has gained recognition as a leading voice in analysing the origin of Covid-19, having been drawn into the topic by her own observation of the strange lack of rapid genetic adaptation of the virus in its human host during the early months of the pandemic. Over several months Alina has been working with the renowned science writer Matt Ridley, author of the bestsellers Genome and The Rational Optimist. Their remarkable collaboration has resulted in a gripping narrative, Viral, that explores every twist and turn in the detective work done by scientists and amateur internet sleuths to understand exactly what happened in Wuhan in 2019 and before. Set in the caves and mineshafts, food markets and wildlife smugglers' stores, laboratories and databases of China and elsewhere around the world, Viral is a page-turner that goes deeper into the greatest mystery of the day than any other work. This is the book on the search for the origin of Covid-19
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VMOR
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Chan, Alina
Dewey number
616.2414
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Matt, Ridely
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • COVID-19 (Disease)
  • COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-
  • Coronavirus infections
  • Epidemics
  • Respiratory infections
  • COVID-19 (Disease)
Target audience
adult
Label
Viral : the search for the origin of covid-19, Alina Chan and Matt Ridely
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000070077400
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
404 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008487508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1255691547
Label
Viral : the search for the origin of covid-19, Alina Chan and Matt Ridely
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000070077400
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
404 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008487508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1255691547

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