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Pandemonium: How Globalization And Trade Are Putting The World At Risk

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Our health and habitat are being threatened by biological invaders moving at unprecedented speed. Avian flu and its potential to cause a human pandemic is only one example of a worldwide menace unwittingly unleashed by the forces of globalization. The combination of unfettered free trade in living organisms, increased mobility, and urban crowding has created an increasingl ...more
Paperback, 306 pages
Published by University of Queensland Pr (Australia) (first published January 1st 2008)
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Jennifer
Apr 11, 2013 Jennifer rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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This book is clearly well researched and includes a ton of data around pandemics, invasive species and microscopic menaces but it was lacking a human connection. I was really hoping for more personal stories and examples but instead just drowned in stats. To save you some time, here are my two takeaways:
1. Oh God, oh God, we're all going to die.
2. Unless you've detached one of your limbs or have an icepick through your skull, avoid the hospital at all costs.
Viktoria
Aug 22, 2016 Viktoria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quite possibly my new favorite book, both informative and humorful
Alexis
Oct 11, 2008 Alexis rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An overview of global pandemics, zoonotic diseases and modern plagues such as Foot in Mouth and MRSA. Not incredibly detailed, but not bad if you just want a brief look at the issues.
Mesha
Sep 17, 2015 Mesha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must read. An easy read. Highly recommend.
Verna
Dec 04, 2011 Verna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must read for anyone concerned about good health. Somewhat depressing information though.
Nicole
Sep 22, 2011 Nicole rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good introduction and an enjoyable read, but it ended up feeling a bit superficial.
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Andrew Nikiforuk is a leading investigative journalist who has written about education, economics, and the environment for the past two decades. His work has appeared in a variety of Canadian publications including The Walrus, Maclean's, Canadian Business, Report on Business, Chatelaine, Georgia Straight, Equinox and Harrowsmith.

He is the author of the critically acclaimed Empire of the Beetle and
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