Pathogens from the Cosmos

Cosmic Poetry of Men and Galaxies, Forty-five Years on

by Francis A. Andrew



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/11/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 146
ISBN : 9781426916137
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 146
ISBN : 9781426939938

About the Book

Francis Andrew was inspired to write Pathogens from the Cosmos after reading Diseases from Space (1979) in which the authors, Sir Fred Hoyle and Professor N. Chandra Wickramasinghe, presented compelling evidence that influenza and other so-called infectious diseases actually have their origin in outer space. They are then brought to the Earth by comets thus challenging the conventional wisdom that pathogens are spread from human to human. Pathogens from the Cosmos is a novel that mirrors the present day worries about the spread of the Swine Flu. The story takes place during the first third of the twenty-first century. The entire crew of a space station is killed by a mysterious virus. Scientists are baffled about the origin of the virus. One man, Professor William Brigmore, an astro-chemist working at Manchester University, uses all his powers of persuasion to convince the scientific and political establishments that the killer virus is an incident from space.

About the Author

Although Francis A. Andrew is not a scientist, he has always maintained an interest in science, particularly in Astronomy. With the world seemingly on the verge of a Swine Flu epidemic, it is hoped that this book will enlighten the public as to the most likely source of the influenza virus.