Very, Very, Very Dreadful: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918

Very, Very, Very Dreadful: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918From National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin comes a fascinating look at the history and science of the deadly 1918 flu pandemic and the chances for another worldwide pandemic.In spring of 1918, World War I was underway, and troops at Fort Riley, Kansas, found themselves felled by influenza By

Kingdom of Needle and Bone

Kingdom of Needle and BoneWe live in an age of wonders n nModern medicine has conquered or contained many of the diseases that used to carry children away before their time, reducing mortality and improving health Vaccination and treatment are widely available, not held in reserve for the chosen few There are still monsters

Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond

Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and BeyondScientists agree that a pathogen is likely to cause a global pandemic in the near future But which one And how n nOver the past fifty years, than three hundred infectious diseases have either newly emerged or reemerged, appearing in territories where they ve never been seen before Ninety perc


KoorsNico Storm and his father Willem drive a truck filled with essential supplies through a desolate land They are among the few in South Africa and the world, as far as they know to have survived a devastating virus which has swept through the country Their world turned upside down, Nico realizes t

A People's History of the Vampire Uprising

A People's History of the Vampire UprisingA virus that turns people into something somehow than human quickly sweeps the world, upending society as we know it n nThis panoramic thriller begins with one small mystery The body of a young woman found in an Arizona border town, presumed to be an illegal immigrant, walks out of the town mor

Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic

Superbugs: The Race to Stop an EpidemicPhysician, researcher, and ethics professor Matt McCarthy is on the front lines of a groundbreaking clinical trial testing a new antibiotic to fight lethal superbugs, bacteria that have built up resistance to the life saving drugs in our rapidly dwindling arsenal This trial serves as the backdrop f

The Hunted (The Living, #2)

The Hunted (The Living, #2)When the Big One hit, Shy was at sea in style The Paradise Cruise luxury liner he worked on was a hulking specimen of the best money could buy And now it s at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, along with almost all of its passengers n nShy wasn t the only one to survive, though Addie, the rich blon