Book cover for David Quammen's 'Breathless

David Quammen Part 2. Breathless: The Scientific Race to Defeat a Deadly Virus – Covid 19- 14 March

David Quammen is an American science, nature, and travel writer and the author of fifteen books.

His latest book, Breathless, is the story of SARS-CoV-2 and its fierce journey through the human population, as seen by the scientists who study its origin, its ever-changing nature, and its capacity to kill us. David Quammen expertly shows how strange new viruses emerge from animals into humans as we disrupt wild ecosystems, and how those viruses adapt to their human hosts, sometimes causing global catastrophe.