Apollos Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live Audiobook, by Nicholas A. Christakis Play Audiobook Sample

Apollo's Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live Audiobook

Apollos Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live Audiobook, by Nicholas A. Christakis Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Nicholas A. Christakis Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: October 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781549160738

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112:43 minutes

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03:54 minutes

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66:27 minutes

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A piercing and scientifically grounded look at the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic and how it will change the way we live

Apollo’s Arrow offers a riveting account of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic as it swept through American society in 2020, and of how the recovery will unfold in the coming years. Drawing on momentous (yet dimly remembered) historical epidemics, contemporary analyses, and cutting-edge research from a range of scientific disciplines, bestselling author, physician, sociologist, and public health expert Nicholas A. Christakis explores what it means to live in a time of plague — an experience that is paradoxically uncommon to the vast majority of humans who are alive, yet deeply fundamental to our species.

Unleashing new divisions in our society as well as opportunities for cooperation, this 21st-century pandemic has upended our lives in ways that will test, but not vanquish, our already frayed collective culture. Featuring new, provocative arguments and vivid examples ranging across medicine, history, sociology, epidemiology, data science, and genetics, Apollo’s Arrow envisions what happens when the great force of a deadly germ meets the enduring reality of our evolved social nature.

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“Seldom have we been gifted with a study of pandemic disease marked by such scope, wit, and erudition. Still rarer…of a rapidly evolving crisis…It inspires as it instructs. Definitive, engaging, and astonishing. A tour-de-force.”

— Paul Farmer, professor, Harvard Medical School 


  • “A useful contribution to this initial wave of COVID books, sensible and comprehensive, intelligent and well sourced.”

    — New York Times Book Review
  • “An excellent overview of the pandemic thus far.”

    — Library Journal
  • “Authoritative…A welcome assessment of the reality of the epidemic that has changed our lives.”

    — Kirkus Reviews
  • “Christakis’s background in biology, medicine, epidemiology, and sociology is a powerful formula for understanding this complex subject…It is wise, vivid, and engaging.”

    — William D. Nordhaus, 2018 Nobel Laureate in Economics


  • #1 Amazon bestseller
  • A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

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About Nicholas A. Christakis

Nicholas A. Christakis is a physician and sociologist who explores the ancient origins and modern implications of human nature. He directs the Human Nature Lab at Yale University, where he is the Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science. He is the co-director of the Yale Institute for Network Science and the co-author of Connected.