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David Quammen
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... show more



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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Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it 6 years ago
I like microbiology, as in I like to learn about it (not I like the diseases). For me it's one of the most interesting fields of biomedical sciences. So I've chosen all extra microbiology courses, like Virology and Advanced Microbiology, but did I learn about Ebola? During my first course Microbio...
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Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 7 years ago
90% of this book is an extract from the authors previous book [b:Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic|17573681|Spillover Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic|David Quammen|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1364847295s/17573681.jpg|19249362], with the remaining 10% being a s...
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Bettie's Books rated it 7 years ago
bookshelves: e-book, net-galley, published-2014, autumn-2014, adventure, a-questing-we-shall-go, afr-gabon, african-continent, anthropology, boo-scary, contemporary, disaster, environmental-issues, eye-scorcher, forest, ipad, lifestyles-deathstyles, medical-eew, nonfiction, ouch, plague-disease, ru...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 7 years ago
This is a book about zoonoses, diseases that come to humans from other animals. It is scary, sure, because there are always new microbes out there ready to go rampaging through our vast society. It is also rather comforting, both the methodical search for vectors and reservoirs, the details of trans...
Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 7 years ago
Excellent book about island biogeography and how this applies to continental conservation management.
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