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A gripping, timely book about the transmission of deadly viruses from animal to human populations, and how we can tackle a global pandemic.
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 cases of Coronavirus grow across the globe, 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
(C) David Quammen 2012 (P) Penguin Audio 2020
Quammen’s book is compelling and shows that there are many candidates out there vying to be the next pandemic
Quammen has a wide range of knowledge, an agile pen, and a generous heart
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
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