The Chimp and the River

Publisher : National Geographic Books
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ISBN : 0393350843
Pages : 0 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (393 users)

Download or read book The Chimp and the River written by David Quammen and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2015-01-27 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 then 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 the book Spillover, with a new introduction by the author, Quammen's hair-raising investigation tracks the virus from chimp populations in the jungles of southeastern Cameroon to laboratories across the globe, as he unravels the mysteries of when, where, and under what circumstances 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.

The Chimp and the River: How AIDS Emerged from an African Forest

Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
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ISBN : 0393350851
Pages : 144 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (393 users)

Download or read book The Chimp and the River: How AIDS Emerged from an African Forest written by David Quammen and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2015-02-16 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 then 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 the book Spillover, with a new introduction by the author, Quammen's hair-raising investigation tracks the virus from chimp populations in the jungles of southeastern Cameroon to laboratories across the globe, as he unravels the mysteries of when, where, and under what circumstances 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.

Viral Pandemics

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1000174913
Pages : 374 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 ( users)

Download or read book Viral Pandemics written by Rae-Ellen W. Kavey and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-09-29 with total page 374 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written by a public health practitioner and a medical historian, Viral Pandemics explores the terrifying world of viruses as the cause of all acute pandemics since 1900, including the COVID-19 pandemic. The book illuminates the critical dual roles of viral biology and increasing global interconnectedness that have resulted in an escalating pandemic spiral. Viral Pandemics is the first book to focus exclusively on pandemics caused by viruses and the first to report the COVID-19 pandemic. In each chapter, the historiographic narrative follows the path of the virus from its original detection through its first appearance as the cause of disease, to its emergence as an explosive pandemic. Scientific information is presented in an accessible, straightforward style in compelling narratives that introduce the extraordinary universe of diverse, opportunistic viruses whose remarkable capacities make them formidable adversaries. The book makes it clear that global viral disease challenges are a persistent reality with the potential to cause catastrophic loss of life and major social and economic damage. A summary chapter draws together lessons learned and develops a proposed multidisciplinary global response. Viral Pandemics is the only book that provides a complete historical narrative focused on viral pandemics. This comprehensive survey is designed for students and scholars in biology, epidemiology, public health, global history and the history of medicine, as well as general readers interested in the science of pandemics.

In the Forest of No Joy: The Congo-Océan Railroad and the Tragedy of French Colonialism

Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
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ISBN : 0393541029
Pages : 384 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (393 users)

Download or read book In the Forest of No Joy: The Congo-Océan Railroad and the Tragedy of French Colonialism written by J. P. Daughton and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2021-07-20 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The epic story of the Congo-Océan railroad and the human costs and contradictions of modern empire. The Congo-Océan railroad stretches across the Republic of Congo from Brazzaville to the Atlantic port of Pointe-Noir. It was completed in 1934, when Equatorial Africa was a French colony, and it stands as one of the deadliest construction projects in history. Colonial workers were subjects of an ostensibly democratic nation whose motto read “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity,” but liberal ideals were savaged by a cruelly indifferent administrative state. African workers were forcibly conscripted and separated from their families, and subjected to hellish conditions as they hacked their way through dense tropical foliage—a “forest of no joy”; excavated by hand thousands of tons of earth in order to lay down track; blasted their way through rock to construct tunnels; or risked their lives building bridges over otherwise impassable rivers. In the process, they suffered disease, malnutrition, and rampant physical abuse, likely resulting in at least 20,000 deaths. In the Forest of No Joy captures in vivid detail the experiences of the men, women, and children who toiled on the railroad, and forces a reassessment of the moral relationship between modern industrialized empires and what could be called global humanitarian impulses—the desire to improve the lives of people outside of Europe. Drawing on exhaustive research in French and Congolese archives, a chilling documentary record, and heartbreaking photographic evidence, J.P. Daughton tells the epic story of the Congo-Océan railroad, and in doing so reveals the human costs and contradictions of modern empire.

Fundamentals of HIV Medicine

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0190493097
Pages : 617 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (19 users)

Download or read book Fundamentals of HIV Medicine written by William David Hardy and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017-04-18 with total page 617 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Completely updated for 2017, Fundamentals of HIV Medicine is a comprehensive clinical care publication for the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Published by the American Academy of HIV Medicine, the book offers physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and other care providers the most up-to-date overview of the latest HIV treatments and guidelines plus online access to CME. The online access expires August 2018. Embodying the AAHIVM's commitment to promoting uniform excellence in care of seropositive patients, Fundamentals of HIV Medicine 2017 empowers health professionals to deliver standardized, life-sustaining treatment to the patients who need it most. It will serve as an essential clinical reference and provide valuable career enrichment to users across the spectrum of HIV care, treatment, and prevention.

Fundamentals of HIV Medicine 2017

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0190847093
Pages : 602 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (19 users)

Download or read book Fundamentals of HIV Medicine 2017 written by William David Hardy and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017-06-12 with total page 602 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Completely updated for 2017, Fundamentals of HIV Medicine is a comprehensive clinical care publication for the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Published by the American Academy of HIV Medicine, the book offers physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and other care providers the most up-to-date overview of the latest HIV treatments and guidelines. Embodying the AAHIVM's commitment to promoting uniform excellence in care of seropositive patients, Fundamentals of HIV Medicine 2017 empowers health professionals to deliver standardized, life-sustaining treatment to the patients who need it most. It will serve as an essential clinical reference and provide valuable career enrichment to users across the spectrum of HIV care, treatment, and prevention.

COVID-19, Law, and Regulation

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0192896741
Pages : 721 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (192 users)

Download or read book COVID-19, Law, and Regulation written by Belinda Bennett and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2023-01-19 with total page 721 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: COVID-19 is the most severe pandemic the world has experienced in a century. This book analyses major legal and regulatory responses internationally to COVID-19, and the impact the pandemic has had on human rights and freedoms, governance, the obligations of states and individuals, as well the role of the World Health Organization and other international bodies during this time. The authors examine notable legal challenges to public health measures enforced during the pandemic, such as lockdown orders, curfews, and vaccine mandates. Importantly, the book contextualizes the legal analysis by examining the broader social and economic dimensions of risks posed by the pandemic. The book considers how COVID-19 impacted the operation of the criminal justice system, civil litigation concerning negligently caused deaths and business losses arising from contractual breaches, consumer protection litigation, disciplinary regulation of health practitioners, coronial inquests and other investigations of unexpected deaths, and occupational health and safety issues. The book reflects on the role of the law in facilitating the remarkable scientific and epidemiological achievements during the pandemic, but also the challenges of ensuring the swift production and equitable distribution of treatments and vaccines. It concludes by considering the possibilities that the legal and regulatory responses to this pandemic have illuminated for effectively tackling future global health crises.

The Histories of HIVs

Publisher : Ohio University Press
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ISBN : 0821447440
Pages : 280 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (821 users)

Download or read book The Histories of HIVs written by William H. Schneider and published by Ohio University Press. This book was released on 2021-08-17 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new collection of essays on HIV viruses spans disciplines to topple popular narratives about the origins of the AIDS pandemic and the impact of the disease on public health policy. With a death toll in the tens of millions, the AIDS pandemic was one of the worst medical disasters of the past century. The disease was identified in 1981, at the height of miraculous postwar medical achievements, including effective antibiotics, breakthrough advances in heart surgery and transplantations, and cheap, safe vaccines—smallpox had been eradicated just a few years earlier. Arriving as they did during this era of confidence in modern medicine, the HIV epidemics shook the public’s faith in health science. Despite subsequent success in identifying, testing, and treating AIDS, the emergence of epidemics and outbreaks of Ebola, Zika, and the novel coronaviruses (SARS and COVID-19) are stark reminders that such confidence in modern medicine is not likely to be restored until the emergence of these viruses is better understood. This collection combines the work of major social science and humanities scholars with that of virologists and epidemiologists to provide a broader understanding of the historical, social, and cultural circumstances that produced the pandemic. The authors argue that the emergence of the HIV viruses and their epidemic spread were not the result of a random mutation but rather broader new influences whose impact depended upon a combination of specific circumstances at different places and times. The viruses emerged and were transmitted according to population movement and urbanization, changes in sexual relations, new medical procedures, and war. In this way, the AIDS pandemic was not a chance natural occurrence, but a human-made disaster. Essays by: Ernest M. Drucker, Tamara Giles-Vernick, Ch. Didier Gondola, Guillaume Lachenal, Amandine Lauro, Preston A. Marx, Stephanie Rupp, François Simon, Jorge Varanda

Understanding the Art of Biblical Counseling

Publisher : WestBow Press
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ISBN : 1664208267
Pages : 146 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (664 users)

Download or read book Understanding the Art of Biblical Counseling written by Dr. Sam S. Gasela-Mhlanga and published by WestBow Press. This book was released on 2020-10-23 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is a Biblical Counseling book that zeros in counseling people with HIV/AIDS in particular and any other general disease that has similar stigma in nature in general. The book discusses the counsel for sexual behavioral change, counseling children with HIV/AIDS, women, especially in Africa who face social inequality and are exposed to HIV/AIDS infections more than men. The book also discusses a secular Rational Emotive Therapy as a model for interventions contrary to Biblical Counseling posing a question if Christian women can opt to use RET as alternative options. Counseling people with suicidal thoughts, the orphans and counseling the dying is part of the main thrust of this book. As a matter of fact, this book answers many questions for all Christians who are confronted by dire decisions to make about their health and lives. This is a highly recommended book gives practical guidance in making one’s decisions about health and choices in life for better future.

Hiv/Aids Dilemma!

Publisher : WestBow Press
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ISBN : 1664218203
Pages : 198 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (664 users)

Download or read book Hiv/Aids Dilemma! written by Dr. Sabelo Sam Gasela Mhlanga and published by WestBow Press. This book was released on 2021-01-18 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book explores the fundamental human dignity and respect relating to HIV/AIDS positive people who have suffered scorn, isolation, discrimination and stigma in the society. The book suggests a God-honoring way to relate to God’s image-bearers (imago-dei) who have HIV/AIDS or any disease that has similar stigma. It is out of that aspiration and anticipation of this book to plan and implement a teaching series to the church/organizations as Christian response to HIV/AIDS. The book goes a long way in providing teaching series and resources to garner that goal and objective to treat all people equally, with dignity and respect as God’s image-bearers. This book is highly recommended to everyone, including Christian teachers, leaders and Ministers who desire to see the members of the society treated with dignity and respect as Dr. Sabelo Sam Gasela Mhlanga outlines all the fabric social issues patterning to HIV/AIDS that hang on the balance and pose a threat to the 21st generation.

Somebody to Love

Publisher : Weldon Owen
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ISBN : 1681884097
Pages : 464 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (681 users)

Download or read book Somebody to Love written by Matt Richards and published by Weldon Owen. This book was released on 2018-05-08 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For the first time, the final years of one of the world's most captivating rock showman are laid bare. Including interviews from Freddie Mercury's closest friends in the last years of his life, along with personal photographs, Somebody to Love is an authoritative biography of the great man. Here are previously unknown and startling facts about the singer and his life, moving detail on his lifelong search for love and personal fulfilment, and of course his tragic contraction of a then killer disease in the mid-1980s. Woven throughout Freddie's life is the shocking story of how the HIV virus came to hold the world in its grip, was cruelly labelled 'The Gay Plague' and the unwitting few who indirectly infected thousands of men, women and children - Freddie Mercury himself being one of the most famous. The death of this vibrant and spectacularly talented rock star, shook the world of medicine as well as the world of music. Somebody to Love finally puts the record straight and pays detailed tribute to the man himself.

VIRAL: The Fight Against AIDS in America

Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 042528722X
Pages : 176 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (425 users)

Download or read book VIRAL: The Fight Against AIDS in America written by Ann Bausum and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2019-06-04 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Groundbreaking narrative nonfiction for teens that tells the story of the AIDS crisis in America. Thirty-five years ago, it was a modern-day, mysterious plague. Its earliest victims were mostly gay men, some of the most marginalized people in the country; at its peak in America, it killed tens of thousands of people. The losses were staggering, the science frightening, and the government's inaction unforgivable. The AIDS Crisis fundamentally changed the fabric of the United States. Viral presents the history of the AIDS crisis through the lens of the brave victims and activists who demanded action and literally fought for their lives. This compassionate but unflinching text explores everything from the disease's origins and how it spread to the activism it inspired and how the world confronts HIV and AIDS today.

Understanding Viruses

Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
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ISBN : 1284025926
Pages : 969 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (284 users)

Download or read book Understanding Viruses written by Teri Shors and published by Jones & Bartlett Publishers. This book was released on 2017 with total page 969 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Understanding Viruses continues to set the standard for the fundamentals of virology. This classic textbook combines molecular, clinical, and historical aspects of human viral diseases in a new stunning interior design featuring high quality art that will engage readers. Preparing students for their careers, the Third Edition greatly expands on molecular virology and virus families. This practical text also includes the latest information on influenza, global epidemiology statistics, and the recent outbreaks of Zika and Ebola viruses to keep students on the forefront of cutting-edge virology information. Numerous case studies and feature boxes illuminate fascinating research and historical cases stimulate student interest, making the best-selling Understanding Viruses the clear choice in virology. Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources (available to adopting instructors with course ID), and learning analytics reporting tools (available to adopting instructors with course ID).

LGBTQ Americans in the U.S. Political System: An Encyclopedia of Activists, Voters, Candidates, and Officeholders [2 volumes]

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1440852774
Pages : 600 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (44 users)

Download or read book LGBTQ Americans in the U.S. Political System: An Encyclopedia of Activists, Voters, Candidates, and Officeholders [2 volumes] written by Jason Pierceson and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2019-11-30 with total page 600 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This comprehensive sourcebook covers the evolution of LGBTQ engagement in American politics, from the emergence of gay rights as a political issue in the early 1970s to the present day, when LGBTQ issues occupy a prominent place in politics. • Provides historical essays detailing the evolution of LGBTQ Americans in U.S. politics as voters, candidates, and officeholders • Offers more than 250 reference entries of individuals, organizations, cultural forces, political issues, and legal decisions • Presents primary documents of additional insight into major events, issues, and individuals associated with LGBTQ politics • Features a chronology of events for at-a-glance coverage of the most important events in LGBTQ history • Includes an appendix of LGBTQ organizations involved in politics

Virus

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ISBN : 0711260923
Pages : 259 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (711 users)

Download or read book Virus written by MARILYN. ROOSSINCK and published by . This book was released on 2025-05-06 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Viruses are the last frontier of undiscovered life on our planet. The most abundant type of organism on Earth, they infect all types of cellular life, and, as micro-organisms that cause disease in their hosts, they are highly opportunistic and relentlessly efficient. They exist at the vanguard of DNA variance, exhibiting more structural diversity than plants, animals, archaea, or even bacteria. This 21st-century guide offers an engaging introductory section explaining exactly what viruses are and how they operate, followed by individual profiles of 101 of the world's most notable examples, each with its own dazzling mugshot

Viruses

Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN : 069123759X
Pages : 289 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (691 users)

Download or read book Viruses written by Marilyn J. Roossinck and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2023-04-04 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive and richly illustrated introduction to the world of viruses As parasites that are often hundreds of times smaller than bacteria, viruses exist in and on everything, everywhere. Rapidly evolving, they are highly opportunistic and relentlessly efficient. While some viruses are obviously agents of disease, as the COVID-19 pandemic has reminded the world only too well, others can be beneficial, helping to protect their hosts from other microbes, or allowing hosts to function in otherwise impossible ways. In Viruses, virus expert and author Marilyn Roossinck presents a comprehensive and richly illustrated introduction to viruses that reveals their true nature. Using lively text, clear graphics, and beautiful imagery, Viruses examines all the aspects of viruses that are essential for understanding them—their diversity, behaviors, life cycles, and much more. Written in a nontechnical and easy-to-follow style, the book covers what viruses are and where they come from; how they transmit and evolve; the battle between viruses and hosts, including immunity and vaccination; viruses that are good for us; the critical role viruses play in the balance of earth’s ecosystems; what makes a virus—including COVID-19 and influenza—become pandemic in plants or animals; and the cutting-edge research that is discovering thousands of new viruses. Each chapter concludes with stunningly illustrated profiles that highlight key viruses. In a world where understanding viruses is more important than ever, Viruses offers a rich and inviting introduction to organisms that, for all the harm they can do, are also essential for the health of animals, plants, and the world we share.

Great American Diseases

Publisher : Academic Press
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ISBN : 0323989268
Pages : 400 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (323 users)

Download or read book Great American Diseases written by Ian R. Tizard and published by Academic Press. This book was released on 2022-01-28 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Great American Diseases: Their Effects on the Course of North American History presents medical history as it pertains to the major infectious diseases of North America. The book is designed to provide an interesting and engaging introduction to microbiology, immunology and epidemiology. With the advent of COVID-19, this book will serve as a reference on the history of previous epidemics. The book presents pandemics in an easy-to-read volume and provides concise chapters on the history of a disease, progression of understanding on the pathogen (agent of the disease), and their social ramifications through the history of North America. Focuses on the major infectious and parasitic diseases of North America Provides historical and scientific information in an easy-to-digest volume Includes an introduction to the basic science of bacteriology, virology, immunology and epidemiology