Survival of the Sickest by Louis V. Gerstner audiobook

Survival of the Sickest: A Medical Maverick Discovers Why We Need Disease

By Sharon Moalem, MD, PhD , Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. , and Jonathan Prince
Read by Eric Conger

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    ISBN: 9780061230257

How did a deadly genetic disease help our ancestors survive the bubonic plagues of Europe? Was diabetes evolution's response to the last Ice Age? Will a visit to the tanning salon help bring down your cholesterol? Why do we age? Why are some people immune to HIV? Can your genes be turned on—or off? Survival of the Sickest reveals the answers to these and many other questions as it unravels the amazing connections between evolution, disease, and human health today. Joining the ranks of modern myth busters, Dr. Sharon Moalem turns our current understanding of illness on its head and challenges us to fundamentally change the way we think about our bodies, our health, and our relationship to just about every other living thing on earth, from plants and animals to insects and bacteria. Survival of the Sickest is filled with fascinating insights and cutting-edge research, presented in a way that is both accessible and utterly absorbing. This is a book about the interconnectedness of all life on earth—and, especially, what that means for us. Read it. You're already living it. Read by Eric Conger

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How did a deadly genetic disease help our ancestors survive the bubonic plagues of Europe? Was diabetes evolution's response to the last Ice Age? Will a visit to the tanning salon help bring down your cholesterol? Why do we age? Why are some people immune to HIV? Can your genes be turned on—or off?

Survival of the Sickest reveals the answers to these and many other questions as it unravels the amazing connections between evolution, disease, and human health today.

Joining the ranks of modern myth busters, Dr. Sharon Moalem turns our current understanding of illness on its head and challenges us to fundamentally change the way we think about our bodies, our health, and our relationship to just about every other living thing on earth, from plants and animals to insects and bacteria.

Survival of the Sickest is filled with fascinating insights and cutting-edge research, presented in a way that is both accessible and utterly absorbing. This is a book about the interconnectedness of all life on earth—and, especially, what that means for us.

Read it. You're already living it.

Read by Eric Conger

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Using evolution as a lens, Dr. Moalem refocuses us from the ‘whats’ to the ‘whys’ that will challenge everything [we] thought [we] knew about disease. Fascinating!” Dr. Mehmet Oz, New York Times bestselling author
“Fascinating, enlightening, and reader friendly…This is one not-to-be-missed fantastic journey across the evolutionary landscape of humankind.” Rocky Mountain News
CSI meets Freakonomics meets Bill Nye the Science Guy.” Edmonton Journal (Alberta)
“Narrator Eric Conger’s brisk pace keeps the facts coming and the interest level high, but he never sounds hurried or mumbles a word. He doesn’t break his rhythm with annoying pauses for quoted material or struggle with the plethora of scientific terms. The combination of an excellent reader and well-informed writers provides information that brings the inquisitive mind up to date on genetics that apply to our everyday lives.” AudioFile
“History does not always receive a great deal of attention in the scientific disciplines, yet this book shows us exactly why it shouldn’t be ignored…Highly recommended.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Louis V. Gerstner Jr.

Author Bio: Louis V. Gerstner Jr.

Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., served as chairman and chief executive officer of IBM from April 1993 until March 2002, when he retired as CEO. He remained chairman of the board through the end of 2002. Before joining IBM, he served for four years as chairman and CEO of RJR Nabisco, Inc. This was preceded by an eleven-year career at the American Express Company, where he was president of the parent company and chairman and CEO of its largest subsidiary. Prior to that, he was a director of the management consulting firm of McKinsey & Co., Inc. He received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Author Bio: Sharon Moalem MD, PhD

Author Bio: Sharon Moalem MD, PhD

Sharon Moalem, MD, PhD, is an award-winning physician, scientist, inventor, and New York Times bestselling author. He has been awarded over twenty patents worldwide for his inventions in the field of biotechnology and human health. His scientific work led to the discovery of Siderocillin, the first in a novel class of antibiotic compounds directed against multidrug-resistant microorganisms or “superbugs.” Dr. Moalem has also cofounded two biotechnology companies and has served as an associate editor for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Author Bio: Dr. Sharon Moalem

Author Bio: Dr. Sharon Moalem

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Author Bio: Jonathan Prince

Author Bio: Jonathan Prince

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English