Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

Authors on Asia
David Quammen. (Lynn Donaldson)

Award-winning science writer David Quammen (The Song of the Dodo) tells the fascinating story of how organisms jump from animals to humans, bringing with them such terrifying diseases as SARS, Ebola, and AIDS.

Join him for a discussion of his new book of Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, in which he recounts his adventures with leading disease scientists as they field-net bats in China, trap monkeys in Bangladesh, and stalk gorillas in the Congo. All in a quest to learn how and why diseases emerge – and what the next big pandemic might be.

 

Schedule

Reception: 6:00pm
Program: 7:00pm
Book signing to follow the program

 

Related Links

Full Authors on Asia Schedule
David Quammen on Spillover

Event Details

15 November 2012
6:00pm

1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004
713.496.9901

Asia Society members $5; nonmembers $10. Tickets available at the door.