Survival of the Sickest

Survival of the Sickest

Synopsis

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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Chapters

  • Chapter 001
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 002
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 003
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 004
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 005
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 006
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 007
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 008
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 009
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 010
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 011
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 012
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 013
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 014
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 015
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 016
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 017
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 018
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 019
    Duration: 06min
  • Chapter 020
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 021
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 022
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 023
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 024
    Duration: 06min
  • Chapter 025
    Duration: 06min
  • Chapter 026
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 027
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 028
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 029
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 030
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 031
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 032
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 033
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 034
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 035
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 036
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 037
    Duration: 12min
  • Chapter 038
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 039
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 040
    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 041
    Duration: 06min
  • Chapter 042
    Duration: 02min
  • Chapter 043
    Duration: 01min
  • Chapter 044
    Duration: 35s
  • sample
    Duration: 01min

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