Author(s): Giordano, Paolo, Valente, Alex,
Date of Publication: 16/04/2020,
Pagination: 80 pages,
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson,
Published By: Orion Publishing Co,
Book Classification: Epidemiology & medical statistics,
A rallying cry for a new form of global solidarity in the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic.
Writing from Italy in lockdown, physicist and novelist Paolo Giordano explains how disease spreads in our interconnected world: why it matters, how it impacts us, how we must react.
Expanding his focus to include other forms of contagion - from the environmental crisis to fake news and xenophobia - Giordano shows us not just how the coronavirus crisis got so bad so quickly, but also how we can work together to create change.
Paolo Giordano is a physicist and the author of four bestselling novels. His article 'The Mathematics of Contagion' - published in Italy at the beginning of the coronavirus emergency - was shared more than 4 million times and helped shift public opinion in the early stages of the epidemic.