Deadly Feasts by Richard Rhodes audiobook

Deadly Feasts: Tracking the Secrets of a Terrifying New Plague

By Richard Rhodes
Read by Richard Rhodes

Simon & Schuster Audio
3.15 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780743546089

In this brilliant and gripping medical detective story, Richard Rhodes follows virus hunters on three continents as they track the emergence of a deadly new brain disease that first killed cannibals in New Guinea, then cattle and young people in Britain and France -- and that has already been traced to food animals in the United States. In a new afterword for the paperback, Rhodes reports the latest US and worldwide developments of a burgeoning global threat. 

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Summary

Summary

In this brilliant and gripping medical detective story, Richard Rhodes follows virus hunters on three continents as they track the emergence of a deadly new brain disease that first killed cannibals in New Guinea, then cattle and young people in Britain and France -- and that has already been traced to food animals in the United States.

In a new afterword for the paperback, Rhodes reports the latest US and worldwide developments of a burgeoning global threat. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In the science literature of Armageddon, Deadly Feasts is in a class by itself...Rhodes is able to make hard science come alive.” Chicago Tribune
“[Rhodes] is a wonderful storyteller. Deadly Feasts is a great mystery story.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Deadly Feasts is a book to be read and pondered carefully—and perhaps acted on—possibly before eating one’s next hamburger.” New Yorker
“Vivid and engrossing.” San Jose Mercury News
Deadly Feasts is a breezy, immensely readable account...It is a splended description of the process by which scientific knowledge is advanced.” Weekly Standard
Deadly Feasts is packed with historical, anthropological, and epidemiological detail. Amazon.com editorial review
“Rhodes’ soft narration brings to life the discovery and investigation of the disease among cannibal tribes in New Guinea and its eradication when they stopped eating humans...Rhodes reads the various reports of scientists in a slightly louder voice, conveying the excitement of discovery...[and] the terrifying physical manifestations of this deadly disease.”  AudioFile
“Rhodes offers the first popular documentation of a disaster with profound implications, and the sooner the alarming facts are widely known, the better our chances are of combating this insidious plague.”   Booklist
“This gripping study of ‘mad cow disease’ by Rhodes weaves careful research and powerful stories into a chilling narrative that often reads more like science fiction.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Richard Rhodes

Author Bio: Richard Rhodes

Richard Rhodes is the author of numerous books and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, and National Book Critics Circle Award. He graduated from Yale and received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 3.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English