Planet of Viruses

Planet of Viruses

Carl Zimmer

Streaming Video - 2013
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Consider these facts from Carl Zimmer's book, "A Planet of Viruses": If you put all the viruses in the ocean on a scale, they would equal the weight of 75 million blue whales. And if you lined up all those viruses end to end, "they would stretch out past the nearest 60 galaxies." In 17th-century England, Zimmer writes, cures for the rhinovirus, or the common cold, included a blend of gunpowder, eggs, fried cow dung, and suet. Today, he says, doctors have little more to offer a person who is sick with a cold. This NewsHour report examines Zimmer's latest book. Origina?
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012
Branch Call Number: EVIDEO ACCESSVID
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (8 min.) : sd., col
Alternative Title: Carl Zimmer

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