Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Seven top books about pathogens

At Paste magazine B. David Zarley tagged seven viral books about pathogens, including:
Biohazard by Ken Alibek and Stephen Handelman

Biohazard is a chilling portrayal of the biopreparat, or the Soviet Union’s biological weapons program, from a man who would know it well. Alibek was the agency’s deputy chief from 1988 to 1992, at which point he defected and moved to the U.S. Alibek’s book sheds light on the impressive and horrifying work done by one of the world’s most extensive bioweapons programs, a vast web of labs stretching from the Sea of Japan to the Baltic. Their grim achievements include weaponizing Marburg—a vicious relative of Ebola—and creating custom made “chimaera” bugs.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue