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    A piercing and scientifically grounded look at the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic and how it will change the way we live - "this year's must-must-read" (Daniel Gilbert).

    Apollo's Arrow offers a riveting account of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic as it swept through American society in 2020 and of how the recovery will unfold in the coming years. Drawing on momentous (yet dimly remembered) historical epidemics, contemporary analyses, and cutting-edge research from a range of scientific disciplines, best-selling author, physician, sociologist, and public-health expert Nicholas A. Christakis explores what it means to live in a time of plague - an experience that is paradoxically uncommon to the vast majority of humans who are alive yet deeply fundamental to our species.

    Unleashing new divisions in our society as well as opportunities for cooperation, this 21st-century pandemic has upended our lives in ways that will test, but not vanquish, our already frayed collective culture. Featuring new, provocative arguments and vivid examples ranging across medicine, history, sociology, epidemiology, data science, and genetics, Apollo's Arrow envisions what happens when the great force of a deadly germ meets the enduring reality of our evolved social nature. 

    PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

    ©2020 Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD (P)2020 Little, Brown & Company

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    "Apollo’s Arrow shoots straight and true to explain the scientific and social aspects of the coronavirus pandemic. Christakis’s background in biology, medicine, epidemiology, and sociology is a powerful formula for understanding this complex subject. I’m tempted to say that the gods created Christakis to write this book at this time. It is wise, vivid, and engaging." (William D. Nordhaus, author of The Climate Casino and 2018 Nobel Laureate in Economics)

    “Seldom have we been gifted with a study of pandemic disease marked by such scope, wit, and erudition. Still rarer is one that appears while the rest of us scramble to make sense of a rapidly evolving crisis, one shaped by the very social forces that Nicholas Christakis has studied for decades. Apollo’s Arrow is more than history’s first draft. It will live on as a journal of the plague years, certainly, and it inspires as it instructs. Definitive, engaging, and astonishing. A tour-de-force.” (Paul Farmer, professor, Harvard Medical School, founder, Partners in Health)

    “The world is ravenous for deep and accurate information about the most important event in the 21st century. No one is deeper than Nicholas Christakis, who ticks every box of expertise: medical, epidemiological, social, psychological, economic, historical. This is the place to go to understand the phenomenon that has turned the world, and our lives, upside down. Apollo’s Arrow is gripping, enlightening, and vitally important.” (Steven Pinker, author of Enlightenment Now)

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    • 17/11/2020

    Fantastic Read!

    100% enjoyed this book! Very informative and educating, well written and explained, so relative right now, and just gives great perspective that too many people are not even considering.

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    • Salma
    • 28/12/2020

    helped frame my reflections in a time of corona

    contains a lot of helpful historical context for current events, even though there is no 'solution' or resolution this helped me learned what happened after previous pandemics and what themes were relevant

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    • lisa barrett
    • 15/12/2020

    Intellectual dishonesty at its best

    All research for this book ended in June 2020 yet author give declarative ultimatums for exactly how we should move forward because of COVID 19. Yet it is December 2020 and all science has changed since June.

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    • Alchemist585
    • 14/11/2020

    Excellent. Scholarly, Insightful, & Comprehensive

    I enjoyed learning as I listened to Dr. CHRISTAKIS explain in simple language about pandemics past & presents. I specifically appreciate the he explained the social impact, the way he documented key events related to #Covid_19 chronologically, and his insight of how the #SARS_COV_2 virus may evolve into an endemic & less harmful similar to how the OC43 virus likely evolved.
    I am going to buy the hard copy as a reference once the 2nd ed is out because I think an update is necessary in a couple of years.

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    • Jim Holly
    • 02/12/2020

    The most comprehensive description so far...

    Worth several listens. There is a tremendous amount of information and keep perspective on the topic

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    • 24/11/2020

    Know your enemy

    The author presents an excellent survey of the science and history of pandemic disease. He did not get bogged down in jargon or science beyond my grasp. The last chapters on sociology and how COVID will end were of particular interest. Narrated clearly by the author who has a nice voice for this task.

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    • 24/11/2020

    Science not political

    Great book. The author is very knowledgeable about The current Pandemic as well as knowledge and done extensive research on past pandemics. I liked how he for the most part stayed out of the politics and focused on the science. His analogies make the virus and the way the virus works easier to understand. Anyone who wants to know more about Covid-19 should listen to this book. I also enjoyed that this was narrated by the author himself. Well done.

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    • Avid Reader
    • 22/11/2020

    A Wealth of Information at Multiple Scales

    This book presents our current pandemic within the perspective of the broader human history of pandemics. The medical and social history was very interesting to me, and the work also had just the right amount of detail about SARS-Cov2 of today. It is well written for those of us outside the domain of medicine. An important and valuable work.

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    • 21/11/2020

    Very timely and relevant to COVID-19

    This is a dascinating read, combining history, sociology, and medicine. The book provides a road map as to what to expect for the next several years, and gives plenty of precedent and analysis to make a convincing case.

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    • 18/02/2021

    Nothing new

    Told the story of COVID'S origins which has been told countless times.
    I never read evidence of the book's subtitle, the profound and enduring impact of coronovirus on the way we live.
    Boring and redundant.