Bird Flu, Mad Cow Disease, and Other Biological Plagues of the 21st CenturyBook - 2006
The "hidden microterrorists on our global doorstep" include avian flu, anthrax, mad-cow disease, SARS and other viruses, bacteria and prions. Andrew Nikiforuk catalogues the destruction some of these bugs have wrought. And he warns that we are woefully unprepared for when -- not if -- new pandemics appear. It's bracing, scary stuff. Nikiforuk, one of Canada's foremost writers of non-fiction, has made a career out of cataloguing uncomfortable truths. This is not a book for the faint of heart. After you finish it, you may never eat chicken again. You'll probably avoid hospitals. On the other hand, it might just save your life.
Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Group, 2006
Branch Call Number: 614.4 Nik 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xiii, 304 p. :,ill., maps