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Spillover : animal infections and the next human pandemic

Author: David Quammen
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This work examines the emergence and causes of new diseases all over the world, describing a process called "spillover" where illness originates in wild animals before being passed to humans and discusses the potential for the next huge 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Quammen
ISBN: 9780393066807 0393066800
OCLC Number: 806985373
Awards: Winner of Society of Biology Book Awards: General Biology Book 2013.
Description: 587 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Pale horse --
Thirteen gorillas --
Everything comes from somewhere --
Dinner at the rat farm --
The deer, the parrot, and the kid next door --
Going viral --
Celestial hosts --
The chimp and the river--
It depends.
Other Titles: Animal infections and the next human pandemic
Responsibility: David Quammen.

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A masterpiece of science reporting that tracks the animal origins of emerginghuman diseases.  Read more...

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[Spillover] delivers news from the front lines of public health. It makes clear that animal diseases are inseparable from us because we are inseparable from the natural world. "

 
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