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Thu December 27, 2012
December 27, 2012 | Science | Rebroadcast

Spillover

Thursday, Doug’s joined by the science writer David Quammen. Twelve years ago, Quammen began researching the concept of “spillover,” the sudden transfer of disease from one species to another. He traveled around the world, investigating the science, history and human impact of diseases like AIDS, SARS and Ebola. In his newest book, Spillover, Quammen says that what he’s learned makes clear “the old Darwinian truth that humanity is a kind of animal, inextricably linked with other animals: in origin and in descent, in sickness and in health.” (Rebroadcast)

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David Quammen referenced And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic as an influential and well-written book.

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