Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic Reprint Edition, Kindle Edition

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*Starred Review* 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. Drawing on the truly dramatic history of virology, he profiles brave and stubborn viral sleuths and recounts his own hair-raising field adventures, including helping capture large fruit bats in Bangladesh. Along the way, Quammen explains how devilishly difficult it is to trace the origins of a zoonosis and explicates the hidden process by which pathogens spill over from their respective reservoir hosts (water fowl, mosquitoes, pigs, bats, monkeys) and infect humans. We contract Lyme disease after it’s spread by black-legged ticks and white-footed mice, not white-tailed deer as commonly believed. The SARS epidemic involves China’s wild flavor trend and the eating of civets. Quammen’s revelatory, far-reaching investigation into AIDS begins in 1908 with a bloody encounter between a hunter and a chimpanzee in Cameroon. Zoonotic diseases are now on the rise due to our increasing population, deforestation, fragmented ecosystems, and factory farming. Quammen spent six years on this vital, in-depth tour de force in the hope that knowledge will engender preparedness. An essential work. --Donna Seaman

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“David Quammen [is] one of that rare breed of science journalists who blend exploration with a talent for synthesis and storytelling.”
- Nathan Wolfe, Nature

“An adventure-filled page-turner…told from the front lines of pandemic prevention.”
- Lizzie Wade, Wired

“As page turning as Richard Preston’s The Hot Zone…[Quammen is] one of the best science writers.”
- Seattle Times

“David Quammen might be my favorite living science writer: amiable, erudite, understated, incredibly funny, profoundly humane.”
- Kathryn Schulz, New York Magazine

“Quammen balances the technical terms with gorily gripping description and scenes from his own fearless journeys…But his real gift is his writing, with its nice balance of reverence and whimsy.”
- Chloë Schama, Smithsonian

“Quammen’s more teacher than Jeremiah. So he calms when he can; but he’s blunt when he must be.”
- Jeffrey Burke, Bloomberg

“The scariest book you’ll read this year.”
- The Daily Beast

“[An] ambitious and encyclopedic voyage…Mr. Quammen does a beautiful job of showing how so much of scientific knowledge is provisional, with great unknowns about infectious diseases.”
- Richard Preston, author of The Hot Zone

“David Quammen has done it again. Fascinating and terrifying, Spillover is a real-life thriller with an outcome that affects us all.”
- Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction

“This is a frightening and fascinating masterpiece of science reporting that reads like a detective story. David Quammen takes us on a quest to understand AIDS, Ebola, and other diseases that share a frightening commonality: they all jumped from wild animals to humans. By explaining this growing trend, Quammen not only provides a warning about the diseases we will face in the future, he also causes us to reflect on our place as humans in the earth’s ecosystem.”
- Walter Isaacson, author of Leonardo Da Vinci

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5.0 out of 5 stars So current! Let's take responsibility and stop viewing animals as commodities!
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4.0 out of 5 stars ... book with detailed and alarming stories of how realatively easily viruses pass from animal to human
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