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Read an excerpt from "A Planet of Viruses" at Audubon Magazine

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerApr 25, 2011 5:36 PM

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My new book

A Planet of Viruses

is officially published on May 1. But if you'd like to get a taste of the book, pay a visit to Audubon Magazine's web site, where they've got an excerpt. The book is a linked series of essays. For each essay, I picked a single virus, but I chose ones that allowed me to explore a big idea in the world of virology. In the Audubon excerpt, for example, the virus is West Nile. As viruses go, West Nile is not all that dangerous. But its story is fascinating. West Nile's tale is the classic American immigrant saga, from its arrival in New York City to its eventual spread across the country. Check it out.

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