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Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

An informative, well-written book

I've been studying environmental science, and this book touched on many of the topics we have been discussing in my class. This book does a good job explaining the science of zoonotic diseases without dumbing it down so far as to be patronizing to readers. Gives great t...
I've been studying environmental science, and this book touched on many of the topics we have been discussing in my class. This book does a good job explaining the science of zoonotic diseases without dumbing it down so far as to be patronizing to readers. Gives great timelines of occurences and the responses and the eventual discovery of the pathogen's source. And it still keeps you wondering what will the next big one be.

posted by Amanda_L on October 31, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

An Incisive explanation

Spillover is a scientists well written explanation of the tipping point between epidemic and pandemic. It is informative and frightening and a worthwhile read

posted by Sandyauthor on December 10, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

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    If you like science involving animals and stuff i really reccomend this book for you to read. But if some of you think that science lovers are geeks and you totally think that science is geeky and boring then DO NOT READ THIS BOOK but otherwise you science lovers I recommend this book to you. So happy reading amd I hope you love the book. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! PLEASE.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2012

    Very thought provoking. Recommended

    Reads like a detective story (actually several) and is informative about details of certain diseases which I thought I understood pretty well. May not be for everyone.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Scary, informative, fun

    Be the best informed on your block about how previously unknown diseases come after our species. The author follows the diseases and the experts worldwide, mistakenly believing he's on public television. Oh, wait, he works for National Geographic. But I agree with those who say it's thought-provoking, and I'll recommend the book to friends.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2013

    Excellent

    Thought provoking, thorough, and readable by the non-scientist. If you have an interest in true stories about pandemics, and love piecing ideas together, this book is for you.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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