Disease - specifically infectious disease - is what eventually kills the overwhelming majority of us. In fact, it's amazing that it doesn't get us sooner: we fight off millions of disease-causing germs every day. So how come we're not dead yet? In this book, the author tells us why.
Idan Ben-Barak holds a BSc in medical science and an MSc in microbiology from the Hadassah School of Medicine at the University of Jerusalem, and is currently working towards a PhD in the history and philosophy of science at the University of Sydney. His first foray into writing for a popular readership was submitting a couple of quirky pieces of fiction to New Scientist. He received a scholarship from the Writing Centre for Scholars and Researchers at the University of Melbourne to work on Small Wonders, his first book.