Spillover Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

ISBN-10: 0393346617

ISBN-13: 9780393346619

Edition: N/A

Authors: David Quammen

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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 AwardEbola, 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?  
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List price: $18.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/9/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Writer David Quammen grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and was later educated at both Yale and Oxford Universities. Quammen began his career by writing for The Christian Science Monitor, the National Center for Appropriate Technology, and Audubon, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and Harpers Magazines. He wrote the novels The Soul of Viktor Tronko and The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions, which won the 1997 New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism. He also received two National Magazine Awards for his column "Natural Acts" in Outside magazine.

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