By Giordano, PaoloTranslated by Valente, Alex
The CoV-19 epidemic is set to be the most significant health emergency of our time. In concise, immediate prose, Italian physicist and novelist Paolo Giordano explains how disease spreads in our interconnected world: why it matters, how it impacts us, how we must react. Writing f...rom his home in Rome as Italy implements the largest peace-time lockdown ever recorded in a democratic country, Giordano expands his focus to other forms of contagion linked to this epidemic - fake news, the environmental crisis, nationalism and xenophobia, our lack of imagination in promoting a new kind of global community. Clear-sighted, rigorous and moving, this is an essential book for everyone who wants to understand how we got here and how we move forward.Read more
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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.
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