• "Quammen’s book is compelling and shows that there are many candidates out there vying to be the next pandemic"

    Euan Lawson, British Journal of General Practice
  • "A frightening and fascinating masterpiece of science reporting that reads like a detective story"

    Walter Isaacson
  • "Quammen has a wide range of knowledge, an agile pen, and a generous heart"

    James Gorman, New York Times Book Review
  • "A tremendous book...this gives you all you need to know and all you should know. Quammen’s research and the analysis make sensationalism unnecessary"

    Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times
  • "Mr Quammen is not just among our best science writers but among our best writers, period...that he hasn’t won a non-fiction National Book Award or Pulitzer Prize is an embarrassment... Quammen is a patient explainer and a winning observer, he has a novelistic flair for describing his fellow humans... Quammen, combining physical and intellectual adventure, wraps his canny explorations into powerful moral witness"

    Dwight Garner, New York Times