9780393066807

Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

Quammen, David

ISBN 10: 0393066800 / 0-393-06680-0
ISBN 13: 9780393066807
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 2012
Binding: Hardcover
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A Booklist Top 10 Science Book of 2012, a 2012 New York Times Book Review Notable Book, and a Daily Beast "Top 11 Book of 2012"

A masterpiece of science reporting that tracks the animal origins of emerging human diseases.

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 news reports of Ebola, SARS, AIDS, and something called Hendra killing horses and people in Australia—but those reports miss the big truth that such phenomena are part of a single pattern. The bugs that transmit these diseases share one thing: they originate in wild animals and pass to humans by a process called spillover. David Quammen tracks this subject around the world. He recounts adventures in the field—netting bats in China, trapping monkeys in Bangladesh, stalking gorillas in the Congo—with the world’s leading disease scientists. In Spillover Quammen takes the reader along on this astonishing quest to learn how, where from, and why these diseases emerge, and he asks the terrifying question: What might the next big one be?

 

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Book Description: Norton. 1 Cloth(s), 2012. hard. Book Condition: New. (Shortlisted for the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction and the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, and a 2012 New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year) One of the most devastating viruses in modern history, the bug that causes AIDS was introduced to the human world because of a single bloody encounter between a hunter and a chimpanzee in 1908 Cameroon, finds science and travel writer David Quammen—but it is far from the only disease that jumped species to become a human plague. In this "frightening and fascinating masterpiece of science reporting that reads like a detective story" (Walter Isaacson), Quammen tracks down the origins of Ebola, Marburg, SARS, avian influenza, Lyme disease, and other pathogens that have spilled over from animals to humans. He recounts his own adventures in the field—netting bats in China, trapping monkeys in Bangladesh, stalking gorillas in the Congo—with disease scientists around the world, and considers how we might unwittingly unleash the next deadly plague on humanity. "Exemplary science writer Quammen schools us in the fascinating if alarming facts about zoonotic diseases, animal infections that sicken humans, such as rabies, Ebola, influenza, and West Nile. Zoonoses can escalate rapidly into global pandemics when human-to-human transmission occurs, and Quammen wants us to understand disease dynamics and exactly what's at stake. Quammen spent six years on this vital, in-depth tour de force in the hope that knowledge will engender preparedness."—Booklist (starred review) 589. Bookseller Inventory # 41484

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