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Explains the science behind the coronavirus outbreak

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Originally qualified as a doctor, Frank Ryan is now one of the pioneers of the role of viruses in evolution. He was recently made Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffiled, with the express purpose of developing his evolutionary concepts and helping to translate evolutionary science into medicine. He is the author of four general books, including a New York Times Non-Fiction Book of the Year (Tuberculosis: The Greatest Story Never Told).


Praise for Virusphere:

'A fascinating book that is well structured ... absorbing ... [and] makes an engrossing and fervent argument' The Inquisitive Biologist

Praise for Frank Ryan:

'Extremely well written ... Frank Ryan has the page-turning and spine-chilling ability of a good novelist'
Sunday Telegraph

'Ryan is very good at making technical matters comprehensible to the lay reader, but more impressive still is the away he conveys the intellectual excitement and elation of scientific discovery'
Literary Review

'Dr Ryan writes well in a difficult technical field, weaving the technicalities of scientific history, medicine, molecular biology and evolution into the human narratives ... Very readable and disturbing'
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