Coupon
No Time to Lose : A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses
by Peter Piot and Ruth Marshall


Overview - When Peter Piot was in medical school, a professor warned, There s no future in infectious diseases. They ve all been solved. Fortunately, Piot ignored him, and the result has been an exceptional, adventure-filled career. In the 1970s, as a young man, Piot was sent to Central Africa as part of a team tasked with identifying a grisly new virus.  Read more...

 
Paperback
  • $17.95

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock Online.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 31 copies from $4.39
 
 
 
 

More About No Time to Lose by Peter Piot; Ruth Marshall
 
 
 
Overview
When Peter Piot was in medical school, a professor warned, There s no future in infectious diseases. They ve all been solved. Fortunately, Piot ignored him, and the result has been an exceptional, adventure-filled career. In the 1970s, as a young man, Piot was sent to Central Africa as part of a team tasked with identifying a grisly new virus. Crossing into the quarantine zone on the most dangerous missions, he studied local customs to determine how this disease the Ebola virus was spreading. Later, Piot found himself in the field again when another mysterious epidemic broke out: AIDS. He traveled throughout Africa, leading the first international AIDS initiatives there. Then, as founder and director of UNAIDS, he negotiated policies with leaders from Fidel Castro to Thabo Mbeki and helped turn the tide of the epidemic. Candid and engrossing, No Time to Lose captures the urgency and excitement of being on the front lines in the fight against today s deadliest diseases."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780393345513
  • ISBN-10: 0393345513
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: May 2013
  • Page Count: 387
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Biography & Autobiography > Scientists - General
Books > Medical > Epidemiology
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs

 
BAM Customer Reviews