HemGrupperDiskuteraMerTidsandan
Denna webbplats använder kakor för att fungera optimalt, analysera användarbeteende och för att visa reklam (om du inte är inloggad). Genom att använda LibraryThing intygar du att du har läst och förstått våra Regler och integritetspolicy. All användning av denna webbplats lyder under dessa regler.
Hide this

Resultat från Google Book Search

Klicka på en bild för att gå till Google Book Search.

Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next…
Laddar...

Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic (urspr publ 2012; utgåvan 2012)

av David Quammen

MedlemmarRecensionerPopularitetGenomsnittligt betygOmnämnanden
8523218,654 (4.31)83
A masterpiece of science reporting that tracks the animal origins of emerging human diseases.
Medlem:skque
Titel:Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic
Författare:David Quammen
Info:Bodley Head (2012), Hardcover, 592 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
Betyg:
Taggar:wanted, microbiology, bacteriology

Verkdetaljer

Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic av David Quammen (2012)

Ingen/inga.

Laddar...

Gå med i LibraryThing för att få reda på om du skulle tycka om den här boken.

Det finns inga diskussioner på LibraryThing om den här boken.

» Se även 83 omnämnanden

engelska (31)  spanska (1)  Alla språk (32)
Visa 1-5 av 32 (nästa | visa alla)
David Quammen explains that epidemics caused by RNA viruses such as Hendra, Marburg, Ebola, West Nile, SARS, Hanta, HIV, and COVID were transmitted from reservior animals such as bats to an amplifier host (apes, monkeys, goats, horses, deer) and then to humans in pattern that can be traced back for many years and has occurred on every continent. Current trends in China such as eating wildlife combined with deplorable mass warehousing of the animals (think Yulin Dog Meat Festival) and mass transit have spurred the spread of viruses like COVID-19. Cases of HIV were around during the turn of the century but didn't become an epidemic until infected apes were butchered and eaten, and the virus was spread from 3rd world countries to large metropolitan areas. The virus didn't get on a plane, an infected person did. ( )
  kerryp | Dec 7, 2020 |
Ámeno y fácil de leer. Interesante ( )
  Mrubino4 | Oct 10, 2020 |
The book in and itself would be between 2.5 and 3*

The writing is long-winded and here and there is inclining toward gossip and fiction more than science reporting

On the narrative/writing style, it was better "Congo" by Crichton (the book often make you think to that predecessor).

Nonetheless, it is informative- and gets a 3.5* mainly because... for reasons unknown, instead of sharing as a reference other books that discussed the transition from bats to humans of viruses, this book generated more interviews with the author.

In Italy, it resulted also in a new edition of the book (I read the English version).

Anyway, if you liked "Guns, Germs, and Steel" by Diamond, probably this book (albeit also in this case I liked more Diamond's writing style) could add some few ideas and points.

Beside the obvious reason for reading the book now (COVID-19), it is interesting to read it also as a framework of ecological systemic thinking.

So, forgetting that it is about viruses and their cross-species lifecycle, it could be useful for other purposes and conceptual analyses

Therefore, if boring at times, worth reading

[Review released on 2020-06-06] ( )
  aleph123 | Jun 6, 2020 |
Great book. Very informative. Lots of story-telling which helped make it more interesting, but also made it rather long. A bit too long - especially when the story-telling became a fictional story about the genisis of HIV in humans. Overall, though; very good and worth reading. ( )
  jvgravy | May 31, 2020 |
This is a good explanation of how viruses move from animals to humans. The stories of how past spillovers have been detected and researched make it easier to understand the current case.

Although the subject is a scary one, Quammen isn't out to add to our fears. He stays with the facts, and by explaining them, makes things less scary.

"Yes, we are all gonna die. Yes. We are all gonna pay taxes and we are all gonna die. Most of us, though, will probably die of something more mundane than a new virus. "

And there are scientists out there trying to find the Next Big One while it is still small. ( )
1 rösta MarthaJeanne | May 15, 2020 |
Visa 1-5 av 32 (nästa | visa alla)
Human beings are restless, nosey and aggressive. These characteristics have made us one of the most invasive species our planet has ever encountered and allowed us to colonise nearly every terrestrial environment. During this progress, humans have made many acquisitions, several of them unwanted. Our constant movement between vast, populous cities and novel environments makes us easy prey for opportunistic pathogens that replicate fast, and transmit by sneezes and dirty hands before sickness even begins to show. These pathogens can spread around the world in hours by aeroplane to infect the unsuspecting on another continent. That's how "swine flu" spread in 2009; it was already unstoppable by the time we noticed it. We were lucky it wasn't particularly virulent.....
tillagd av marq | ändraThe Guardian, Caroline Ash (Oct 11, 2012)
 

» Lägg till fler författare (7 möjliga)

Författarens namnRollTyp av författareVerk?Status
David Quammenprimär författarealla utgåvorberäknat
Gillam, DaphneMapsmedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Kidd, ChipOmslagsformgivaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat

Ingår i förlagsserien

Du måste logga in för att ändra Allmänna fakta.
Mer hjälp finns på hjälpsidan för Allmänna fakta.
Vedertagen titel
Originaltitel
Alternativa titlar
Första utgivningsdatum
Personer/gestalter
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Viktiga platser
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Viktiga händelser
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Relaterade filmer
Priser och utmärkelser
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Motto
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
-REVELATION 6:8
Dedikation
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
again and ever,
to Betsy
Inledande ord
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
The virus now known as Hendra wasn't the first of the scary new bugs.
Citat
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
So they ask: "Are we all gonna die." I have made it my little policy to say yes.
Yes, we are all gonna die. Yes. We are all gonna pay taxes and we are all gonna die. Most of us, though, will probably die of something more mundane than a new virus lately emerged from a duck or a chimpanzee or a bat.
Avslutande ord
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
(Klicka för att visa. Varning: Kan innehålla spoilers.)
Särskiljningsnotis
Förlagets redaktörer
På baksidan citeras
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Ursprungsspråk
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Kanonisk DDC/MDS

Hänvisningar till detta verk hos externa resurser.

Wikipedia på engelska (2)

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

Inga biblioteksbeskrivningar kunde hittas.

Bokbeskrivning
Haiku-sammanfattning

Snabblänkar

Populära omslag

Betyg

Medelbetyg: (4.31)
0.5
1
1.5
2 3
2.5 1
3 11
3.5 8
4 64
4.5 18
5 66

Är det här du?

Bli LibraryThing-författare.

 

Om | Kontakt | LibraryThing.com | Sekretess/Villkor | Hjälp/Vanliga frågor | Blogg | Butik | APIs | TinyCat | Efterlämnade bibliotek | Förhandsrecensenter | Allmänna fakta | 154,478,910 böcker! | Topplisten: Alltid synlig