Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

by David Quammen
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Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen

“Science writing as detective story at its best.” —Jennifer Ouellette, Scientific American
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Scientific American Best Book of the Year, and a Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Ebola, SARS, Hendra, AIDS, and countless other deadly viruses all have one thing in common: the bugs that transmit these diseases all originate in wild animals and pass to humans by a process called spillover. In this gripping account, David Quammen takes the reader along on this astonishing quest to learn how, where from, and why these diseases emerge and asks the terrifying question: What might the next big one be?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393239225
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/24/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 124,124
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

David Quammen is the author of The Song of the Dodo, among other books. He has been honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters and is the recipient of a John Burroughs Medal and the National Magazine Award. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.

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Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
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A very interesting read especially considering the recent and deadly outbreak of Ebola on the African continent.
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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.
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I hate this book because it is too much money
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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.
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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, and scary. We need to pull it out, in so many ways.
BeeMD More than 1 year ago
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.
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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.
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Kindle sells this ebook for $9.55! I'd like to read it, but I refuse to get ripped off just because I was dumb enough to buy a nook.