Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

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Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

About the Author:

David Quammen is the author of a dozen fiction and nonfiction books, including Blood Line and The Song of the Dodo. Spillover, his most recent book, was shortlisted for several major awards. A three-time National Magazine Award winner, he is a contributing writer for National Geographic and has written also for Harper’s, Outside, Esquire, The Atlantic, Powder, and Rolling Stone. He travels widely on assignment, usually to jungles, mountains, remote islands, and swamps.

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By David Quammen


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 reader 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?


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.

  • Paperback
  • 5 1/2" x 1 1/10" x 8 1/3"
  • 592 pages
  • W. W. Norton & Company, 2013
  • ISBN-10: 0393346617
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393346619


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