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Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

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  • Posted October 28, 2012

    Wonderful book

    This is a great book. I'm a microbiology geek but haven't been around the subject for years. Spillover doesn't dummy-down the facts like so many other books. Quammen describes the facts clearly yet doesn't bog down on the details, e.g., differences between DNA and RNA viruses and why its important to know those differences. I found it amazingly informative and entertaining. I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Gabon during a couple of the ebola outbreaks. Reading about those outbreaks from a scientist/CDC persepective was especially interesting. Non-scientist will love this book if they have any interest in diseases and how they spread.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2012

    A Little Dry

    While this book was well written and imparted a lot of good information - especially on the origins of HIV/AIDS - some of it was a bit on the dense scientific side... that said, the author's pointing out HOW diseases cross the species barrier was scary and things got really interesting when he brought us along on his journeys to some of Africa's hot spots for a first hand look.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2012

    Excellent reading

    Even though I am not a scientist, I read extensively about biology, genetics, microbiology, etc. This book may be a little over your head if you are a complete stanger to the world of microbiology, but if you have a patient and curious mind, you will find a wonderful and scary world of germs. The writing is not hard. The content is hard. Incredible research. I've learned so much from this book. I would like to read more books by this author.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    Great Book! Must read! As long as you can understand (and withst

    Great Book! Must read! As long as you can understand (and withstand) the dry scientific language throughout. Should have an interest in microbiology/infectious disease/

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