Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

Hardcover | March 14, 2017

byMichael T. Osterholm, Mark Olshaker

not yet rated|write a review
A world-leading epidemiologist shares his stories from the front lines of our war on infectious diseases and explains how to prepare for epidemics that can challenge world order.

Every new development--from exploding human and animal populations to trade and travel--intensifies our susceptibility to a devastating epidemic. Ironically, a pandemic on the scale of the 1918 flu that killed perhaps a hundred million people would be deadlier today, despite a century of medical advances. As the current Zika epidemic proves, we are wholly unprepared for these diseases. So what can-and must--we do to protect ourselves against mankind's Deadliest Enemy? Separating experience-borne fact from mindless fear, Michael Osterholm and Mark Olshaker detail the plans and resources that must be in place when the unthinkable becomes the inevitable. DEADLIEST ENEMY is high scientific drama, a chronicle of mystery and discovery, a reality check, and a plan of action.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$30.24 online
$36.50 list price (save 17%)
Pre-order online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

A world-leading epidemiologist shares his stories from the front lines of our war on infectious diseases and explains how to prepare for epidemics that can challenge world order.Every new development--from exploding human and animal populations to trade and travel--intensifies our susceptibility to a devastating epidemic. Ironically, a...

Dr. Osterholmis Regents Professor, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, a professor in the Technological Leadership Institute, Colle...

other books by Michael T. Osterholm

Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:March 14, 2017Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316343692

ISBN - 13:9780316343695

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

Reviews