In The Viral Storm, award-winning biologist Nathan Wolfe tells the story of how viruses and human beings have evolved side by side through history; how deadly viruses like HIV, swine flu, and bird flu almost wiped us out in the past; and why modern life has made our species vulnerable to the threat of a global pandemic.
Wolfe's research missions to the jungles of Africa and the rain forests of Borneo have earned him the nickname "the Indiana Jones of virus hunters," and here Wolfe takes readers along on his groundbreaking and often dangerous research trips—to reveal the surprising origins of the most deadly diseases and to explain the role that viruses have played in human evolution.
In a world where each new outbreak seems worse than the one before, Wolfe points the way forward, as new technologies are brought to bear in the most remote areas of the world to neutralize these viruses and even harness their power for the good of humanity. His provocative vision of the future will change the way we think about viruses, and perhaps remove a potential threat to humanity's survival.
Lucy isn’t what she seems. She doesn’t live next door—she’s the girl who’s been hired to house sit. If Gabe wants to believe she’s a spoiled rich girl looking for some fun, she can go along with that. After the summer, she’ll never see him again.
They don’t count on running into each other at college. Now Lucy must keep up the pretense of being a rich girl—and it’s exhausting. She knows she’s falling in love with Gabe and she’s scared he feels the same. Will he still care about her when he discovers the truth?
There's a party over at Jordan Tuttle's house tonight and everyone is there. Including...
Olivia: Who's leaving for her dad's house in Oregon tomorrow. So she plans on having the time of her life tonight with her best friends.
Dustin: Who wishes Livvy could see just how much she means to him.
Emily: Who's trying her to best to get with someone. Anyone.
Cannon: Who has an encounter with Em he won't be able to forget.
Amanda: Who's finally ready to go all the way with her boyfriend.
Tuttle: Who discovers the girl he's always secretly liked just might like him back.
Warning: This story contains mature sexual situations and is suited for a 17+ audience.
(ONE NIGHT is also published on Wattled)