Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic (MP3 CD)

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By David Quammen, Jonathan Yen (Read by)
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This has the storytelling readability of a suspenseful science fiction novel like Michael Crichton's The Andromeda Strain. But it's a true story and particularly compelling in its eerie foreshadowing of today's COVID-19 crisis.

— Reach and Teach

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"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 listener 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: 9781491545089
ISBN-10: 1491545089
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: September 16th, 2014
Language: English