Spillover: the Powerful, Prescient Book That Predicted the Covid-19 Coronavirus

Quammen, David

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Naturalist David Quammen sets out to identify the sources of outbreaks of zoonotic diseases, animal-hosted diseases which now make up 60% of human infectious diseases, and asks what we can do to prevent them. He discusses how such concrete knowledge can be used to prevent the next pandemic from spreading across the globe.

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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

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Weight 0.405 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3.7 cm
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Paperback

Pages

587

Language

English

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College – higher education / Code: F