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How Contagion Works: Science, Awareness and Community in Times of Global Crises - The short essay that helped change the Covid-19 debate

Paolo Giordano Alex Valente

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson
14 April 2020
Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Memoirs; Literary essays; Medicine; Epidemiology & medical statistics; Social impact of environmental issues
'The literature of the time after begins here' EVENING STANDARD 'A jolt of brevity and simplicity' THE TIMES 'In one short hour, in the midst of this difficult moment, Giordano reinforced my sense of hope in humanity' PHILIPPE SANDS, AUTHOR OF EAST WEST STREET AND THE RAT LINE The Covid-19 pandemic is the most significant health emergency of our time.

Writing from Italy in lockdown, physicist and novelist Paolo Giordano explains how disease spreads in our interconnected world:

why it matters how it impacts us how we must react By expanding his focus to include other forms of contagion - from the environmental crisis to fake news and xenophobia - Giordano shows us not just how we got here but also how we can work together to move forward.
By:   Paolo Giordano
Translated by:   Alex Valente
Imprint:   Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 176mm,  Width: 110mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   60g
ISBN:   9781474619288
ISBN 10:   1474619282
Pages:   80
Publication Date:   14 April 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

PAOLO GIORDANO is a physicist and a bestselling writer. His first novel, THE SOLITUDE OF PRIME NUMBERS, was translated into more than 40 languages worldwide and won the Premio Strega (the Italian Booker). Paolo is the author of the forthcoming novel HEAVEN AND EARTH and of the pamphlet HOW CONTAGION WORKS, a rallying cry inspired by the recent CoV-19 epidemic. He is also the creator of the new HBO series WE ARE WHO WE ARE, co-written and directed by Luca Guadagnino. He holds a master's degree and a PhD in theoretical physics.

Reviews for How Contagion Works: Science, Awareness and Community in Times of Global Crises - The short essay that helped change the Covid-19 debate

It is modest, lucid, calm, informed, directly helpful in trying to think about where we are now... The literature of the time after begins here. - Evening Standard A slim guide to understanding this virus and preparing ourselves for what comes next. - The Times Potent and original. - Sunday Times


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