Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic [Audiobook]

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Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic [Audiobook] by David Quammen

English | May 22, 2013 | ASIN: B00CTWW7BM, ISBN: 1491545089 | [email protected] kbps | 20 hrs 47 mins | 584 MB
Narrator: Jonathan Yen | Genre: Nonfiction/Science/Diseases

A masterpiece of science reporting that tracks the animal origins of emerging human diseases.

The emergence of strange new diseases is a frightening problem that seems to be getting worse. In this age of speedy travel, it threatens a worldwide pandemic. We hear news reports of Ebola, SARS, AIDS, and something called Hendra killing horses and people in Australia – but those reports miss the big truth that such phenomena are part of a single pattern. The bugs that transmit these diseases share one thing: they originate in wild animals and pass to humans by a process called spillover. David Quammen tracks this subject around the world. He recounts adventures in the field – netting bats in China, trapping monkeys in Bangladesh, stalking gorillas in the Congo – with the world`s leading disease scientists. In Spillover, Quammen takes the listener along on this astonishing quest to learn how, where from, and why these diseases emerge, and he asks the terrifying question: What might the next big one be?

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