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Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic | David Quammen
First, a horse in Brisbane falls ill: fever, swelling, bloody froth. Then thirteen others drop dead. The foreman at the stables becomes ill and the trainer dies. What is going on? 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.
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MicrobeMom
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In the pursuit of a new book for my virology class, this is my second book. Excited for this one! I had started with a virus I was not aware of, Hendrix! #knowledgeispower 🦠

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So detailed and interesting even if he hates the hot zone

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JPeterson
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Up next!

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wtimblin
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Awesome book. Equal parts interesting and terrifying! Really got me in the mood for all things 'plague-like'...such a cheery start to the weekend!

MStew I bought this few months ago I can't wait to read it, I also wanted to check out sounds interesting!!! 1y
wtimblin @meghan2714 its an awesome book. And i have just downloaded Rabid too! In a 'pandemic sort of mood for some reason! 1y
MStew @wtimblin thats Awesome!! I Love pandemic books! It's fascinating stuff!! If rabid is good I will get it so let me know!!🤓🔬 1y
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JPeterson
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Thank you for the fantastic box of goodies, @Chelsibeau 😄 Everything is perfect!

Spillover sounds right up my alley! That‘s super cool your thesis is on one of the topics (good luck!) and the impact your boss has had! It looks like I‘m going to learn a lot of interesting facts with Everybody Lies! I can‘t wait to read both!

Thanks again! 😊 And a big shoutout to @inwhichHeikereadsharder
for organizing!

#2018nonfictionbookexchange

JPeterson Ps. We are practically neighbors! 👋 @Chelsibeau 2y
AmyG Spillover is a good bok. 2y
Chelsibeau I know!! You live so close. I‘m glad you liked everything! 😊 2y
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Bjorkygrrl40

Yah. My reading list is pretty bizarro. Lol.😂

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bookwrm526
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I was trying to wait to post this, because I know I'll finish at least a few more before the end of the year, but everyone else's we're so fun I couldn't stand it!!

Michelle_mck Me too! I will post again at the end of the year 3y
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the most seriois outbreak on the planet earth is that of the species Homo Sapiens.

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Twohourflyer
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Curling up with Spillover this evening.

MrBook Nice! And welcome to @Litsy ! I think you'll like it here 😎👍🏻. 3y
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Just some of the non-fiction books I've abandoned anywhere from 50 to 200 pages in. All of these were fascinating, eye opening, gripping even, until... my attention wandered ☹

EnidBiteEm The Pinker title sounds fascinating, but at the same time I don't want to read what I already know to get to what I don't know ... It's on one of my library wish lists, but I never put a hold on it ... I think I already know I would do the same as you and give up on it... 3y
EliseWhitmore I usually have to take a breather reading non-fiction 😕 3y
kammartinez Ooh, Spillover! It's a bit dense in places, but that's only because Quammen is so thorough. Not a book for the hypochondriacally disposed though ^^;. Sonia Shah's Pandemic is a bit lighter, and a bit more up-to-date, if you're interested in that :). 3y
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Marchpane @EnidBiteEm the Pinker is just so long (800 pages)!! I'm interested in the central thesis - violence has declined despite appearances to the contrary - maybe I'll revisit it one day. 3y
EnidBiteEm I'll wait for your review before I start ... 😂 3y
Marchpane @EnidBiteEm bahaha you're off the hook I think 😂 3y
Redheadrambles Oh Spillover is fantastic a 5 star read for me. He is very thorough but I am predisposed to science based non-fiction and viral disaster books are a personal fav. The take home message for me was don't go to strange bat caves if at all possible 😀 3y
Redheadrambles This is older but also great background especially in light of the recent outbreaks. Sorry I have gone all inner science geek now 😉 3y
BookHermit I have a bad habit of not finishing non-fiction books. There just isn't the same motivation to get to the end and by about 3/4 of the way though I feel like I've got the gist of whatever the author was trying to achieve 😁 3y
Marchpane @Redheadrambles ooh thanks for the rec, that looks good! I hope to go back to Spillover one day 😂. @bookhermit I think you hit the nail on the head there. With fiction, even mediocre fiction, I just have to know how it ends. Non-fiction doesn't have that pull. 3y
bookwrm526 I had that problem with Spillover, but since each chapter was about a different disease I was able to pick it back up later and finish it, and I listened to Packing for Mars on Audio and loved it 3y
irre I have a hard time finishing nonfiction as well 3y
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