A gripping and timely book about the transmission of highly dangerous diseases from animal to human populations.
David Quammen is a recipient of the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the author of several acclaimed natural history titles. His book, The Song of the Dodo, won the BP Natural World Book Prize in 1996.
A frightening and fascinating masterpiece of science reporting
that reads like a detective story
It may have been eight years since David Quammen's Spillover was first published, but its prescience is spookily topical this plague year -- Richard Dawkins * New Statesman *
Travelling deep into the rainforest with the scientists hoping to identify the next pandemic pathogen, Quammen's book is plotted like a detective thriller -- Gaia Vince * Guardian *
Quammen's book is compelling and shows that there are many candidates out there vying to be the next pandemic * British Journal of General Practice *
Quammen has a wide range of knowledge, an agile pen, and a generous heart * New York Times Book Review *