Spillover

Spillover

Language & Reference, Popular Science, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 01/08/2013
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Synopsis

Read this gripping, timely book about the transmission of deadly viruses from animal to human populations, and how we can fight the current Covid-19 pandemic.

WITH A NEW AFTERWORD ON CORONAVIRUS

As globalization spreads and as we destroy the ancient ecosystems, we encounter strange and dangerous infections that originate in animals but that can be transmitted to humans. Diseases that were contained are being set free and the results are potentially catastrophic.

In a journey that takes him from southern China to the Congo, from Bangladesh to Australia, David Quammen tracks these infections to their source, and asks what we can do to prevent some new pandemic spreading across the face of the earth.

As we continue to feel the global impact of Covid-19, discover the book that predicted this viral disaster and the science that could stop the next one in its tracks.

'A tremendous book...this gives you all you need to know and all you should know' Sunday Times

'Chilling... [A] brilliant, devastating book' Daily Mail

'A frightening and fascinating masterpiece of science reporting that reads like a detective story' Walter Isaacson

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099522850
  • Number of pages: 592
  • Weight: 405g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 35 mm

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Spillover
Amazing
Such a well-written book. Worth reading to learn about viruses and how they infect other animals. Knowledge is power, especially in the current situation.
Gustaf Degen
Spillover
Wow,enlightening guide to how we go here.
I first read this when it came out a couple of years ago. Whilst I found it a great guide to the history and threats from the Spillover. I probably did ... READ MORE
Mike Knight