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Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

AUTHOR Quammen, David
PUBLISHER Brilliance Audio (09/16/2014)
PRODUCT TYPE Audio (MP3 CD)

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"Science writing as detective story at its best." --Jennifer Ouellette, Scientific American

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Scientific American Best Book of the Year, and a Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Ebola, SARS, Hendra, AIDS, and countless other deadly viruses all have one thing in common: the bugs that transmit these diseases all originate in wild animals and pass to humans by a process called spillover. In this gripping account, David Quammen takes the listener along on this astonishing quest to learn how, where from, and why these diseases emerge and asks the terrifying question: what might the next big one be?

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ISBN-13: 9781491545089
ISBN-10: 1491545089
Binding: CD-Audio (MP3 Format)
Content Language: English
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Carton Quantity: 36
Product Dimensions: 5.30 x 0.60 x 6.70 inches
Weight: 0.20 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Price on Product, Unabridged
Country of Origin: US
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Science | Life Sciences - Microbiology
Science | Infectious Diseases
Science | Epidemiology
Dewey Decimal: 614.43
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"Science writing as detective story at its best." --Jennifer Ouellette, Scientific American

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Scientific American Best Book of the Year, and a Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Ebola, SARS, Hendra, AIDS, and countless other deadly viruses all have one thing in common: the bugs that transmit these diseases all originate in wild animals and pass to humans by a process called spillover. In this gripping account, David Quammen takes the listener along on this astonishing quest to learn how, where from, and why these diseases emerge and asks the terrifying question: what might the next big one be?

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Author: Quammen, David
David Quammen is the author of The Song of the Dodo, among other books. He has been honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters and is the recipient of a John Burroughs Medal and the National Magazine Award. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.
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Read by: Yen, Jonathan
Jonathan Yen was inspired by the Golden Age of Radio, and while the gold was gone by the time he got there, he's carried that inspiration through to commercial work, voice acting, and stage productions. From vintage Howard Fast science fiction to naturalist Paul Rosolie's true adventures in the Amazon, Jonathan loves to tell a good story.
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