Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic ePub (Adobe DRM) download by David Quammen

Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

Vintage Digital
Publication date: October 2012
ISBN: 9781409019824
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

Our price:
$23.99

First, a horse in Brisbane falls ill: fever, swelling, bloody froth. Then thirteen others perish. The foreman at the stables becomes ill and the trainer dies. What is going on?

It takes months to establish that the cause is a virus which has travelled from a tree-dwelling bat to horse, and from horse to man. The bats had lived undisturbed for centuries in Queensland's eucalyptus forests. Now the forests are being cut down and the colonies of bats are roosting elsewhere...

Spillover tells the story of such diseases. 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 Cameroon to Kinshasa, 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.

Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
1422 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by David Quammen
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic ePub (Adobe DRM) download by David Quammen
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic
David Quammen
W. W. Norton & Company, October 2012
ISBN: 9780393066807
Format: ePub
List Price: $28.95 Our price: $27.99
Wild Thoughts from Wild Places ePub (Adobe DRM) download by David Quammen
Wild Thoughts from Wild Places
David Quammen
Scribner, October 2012
ISBN: 9780684852089
Format: ePub
List Price: $12.99 Our price: $11.66
The Flight of the Iguana: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature ePub (Adobe DRM) download by David Quammen
The Flight of the Iguana: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature
David Quammen
Scribner, October 2012
ISBN: 9780684836263
Format: ePub
List Price: $12.99 Our price: $11.66
The Boilerplate Rhino: Nature in the Eye of the Beholder ePub (Adobe DRM) download by David Quammen
The Boilerplate Rhino: Nature in the Eye of the Beholder
David Quammen
Scribner, October 2012
ISBN: 9780743200325
Format: ePub
Our price: $12.38