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Survival of the Sickest - A Medical Maverick Discovers Why We Need Disease-logo

Survival of the Sickest - A Medical Maverick Discovers Why We Need Disease

Dr. Sharon Moalem

How did a deadly genetic disease help our ancestors survive the bubonic plagues of Europe? Was diabetes evolution's response to the last Ice Age? Will a visit to the tanning salon help bring down your cholesterol? Why do we age? Why are some people immune to HIV? Can your genes be turned on-or off? Survival of the Sickest reveals the answers to these and many other questions as it unravels the amazing connections between evolution, disease, and human health today. Joining the ranks of modern myth busters, Dr. Sharon Moalem turns our current understanding of illness on its head and challenges us to fundamentally change the way we think about our bodies, our health, and our relationship to just about every other living thing on earth, from plants and animals to insects and bacteria. Survival of the Sickest is filled with fascinating insights and cutting-edge research, presented in a way that is both accessible and utterly absorbing. This is a book about the interconnectedness of all life on earth-and, especially, what that means for us. Read it. You're already living it. Read by Eric Conger

How did a deadly genetic disease help our ancestors survive the bubonic plagues of Europe? Was diabetes evolution's response to the last Ice Age? Will a visit to the tanning salon help bring down your cholesterol? Why do we age? Why are some people immune to HIV? Can your genes be turned on-or off? Survival of the Sickest reveals the answers to these and many other questions as it unravels the amazing connections between evolution, disease, and human health today. Joining the ranks of modern myth busters, Dr. Sharon Moalem turns our current understanding of illness on its head and challenges us to fundamentally change the way we think about our bodies, our health, and our relationship to just about every other living thing on earth, from plants and animals to insects and bacteria. Survival of the Sickest is filled with fascinating insights and cutting-edge research, presented in a way that is both accessible and utterly absorbing. This is a book about the interconnectedness of all life on earth-and, especially, what that means for us. Read it. You're already living it. Read by Eric Conger
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Genres:

Medicine

Description:

How did a deadly genetic disease help our ancestors survive the bubonic plagues of Europe? Was diabetes evolution's response to the last Ice Age? Will a visit to the tanning salon help bring down your cholesterol? Why do we age? Why are some people immune to HIV? Can your genes be turned on-or off? Survival of the Sickest reveals the answers to these and many other questions as it unravels the amazing connections between evolution, disease, and human health today. Joining the ranks of modern myth busters, Dr. Sharon Moalem turns our current understanding of illness on its head and challenges us to fundamentally change the way we think about our bodies, our health, and our relationship to just about every other living thing on earth, from plants and animals to insects and bacteria. Survival of the Sickest is filled with fascinating insights and cutting-edge research, presented in a way that is both accessible and utterly absorbing. This is a book about the interconnectedness of all life on earth-and, especially, what that means for us. Read it. You're already living it. Read by Eric Conger

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Prince, Eric Conger

Length:

6h 40m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:30


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:44


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:16


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:28


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

12:10


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:47


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:52


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:42


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:52


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:19


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

00:37