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Book Title: Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic|
The author of the book: David Quammen
Date of issue: October 1st 2012
ISBN 13: 9780393066807
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 7.72 MB
Edition: W. W. Norton
Read full description of the books Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic:The emergence of strange new diseases is a frightening problem that seems to be getting worse. In this age of speedy travel, it threatens a worldwide pandemic. We hear news reports of Ebola, SARS, AIDS, and something called Hendra killing horses and people in Australia but those reports miss the big truth that such phenomena are part of a single pattern. The bugs that transmit these diseases share one thing: they originate in wild animals and pass to humans by a process called spillover. David Quammen tracks this subject around the world. He recounts adventures in the field netting bats in China, trapping monkeys in Bangladesh, stalking gorillas in the Congo with the world s leading disease scientists. In Spillover Quammen takes the reader along on this astonishing quest to learn how, where from, and why these diseases emerge, and he asks the terrifying question: What might the next big one be?
Read information about the authorDavid Quammen (born February 1948) is an award-winning science, nature and travel writer whose work has appeared in publications such as National Geographic, Outside, Harper's, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times Book Review; he has also written fiction. He wrote a column called "Natural Acts" for Outside magazine for fifteen years. Quammen lives in Bozeman, Montana.
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