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David Quammen

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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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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter David Quammen
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VINTAGE
ISBN 9780099522850
Antall sider 592 Dimensjoner 12,9cm x 19,9cm x 3,9cm
Vekt 422 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd