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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781529401707

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Genre: Mathematics & Science

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In lucid and energised prose, Emily Mayhew summons the four horsemen of the apocalypse; the collective threat to humanity bearing the names of war, pestilence, famine and death. As they began in Revelations and have remained in human consciousness ever since, spanning time and space and evolving as new scientific discoveries and advancements in technology alter the world.

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The most gripping non-fiction book I have read in a very long time
Mark Haddon, on A Heavy Reckoning
A Fascinating book
The Times, on Wounded
An engaging piece of research, history and recollection
The Economist, on The Guinea Pig Club
[A] thoughtful and ultimately uplifting analysis of the unsung heroes of our age
Mayhew's book is rich in explanation and background detail...Although this is a scary book, it is also one full of hope
The beauty of The Four Horsemen is how she takes her quaking readers to the edge of the abyss, encouraging them to peek into the darkness below, then gently pulls them back, explaining how the worst can be averted, by dint of carefully accumulated wisdom, generosity of spirit, hard work and sheer ingenuity . . . I was left moved and uplifted . . . [I]n this first-class example of popular science Mayhew demonstrates that's also where salvation lies.
The Times