Transworld pre-empts 'major' history of mankind and infectious disease

Transworld pre-empts 'major' history of mankind and infectious disease

Transworld has pre-empted Pathogenesis, a "major new history of humankind" by Jonathan Kennedy, senior lecturer and director of the MSc global public health programmes at Barts and the London Medical School.

Alex Christofi, editorial director, bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Jessica Woollard at David Higham, for publication in spring 2022.

The synopsis reads: "This revelatory book shows how infectious disease has shaped humanity at every stage, from the bacteria and viruses that made human life possible and the success of homo sapiens over Neanderthals to the fall of empires, the r...

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