The Resource The chickens fight back: : pandemic panics and deadly diseases that jump from animals to humans, David Waltner-Toews, (electronic resource)

The chickens fight back: : pandemic panics and deadly diseases that jump from animals to humans, David Waltner-Toews, (electronic resource)

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The chickens fight back: : pandemic panics and deadly diseases that jump from animals to humans
Title
The chickens fight back:
Title remainder
pandemic panics and deadly diseases that jump from animals to humans
Statement of responsibility
David Waltner-Toews
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Language
eng
Summary
Emerging diseases like mad cow, SARS, and avian flu are for the moment, at least far more prevalent in animals than in humans. Still, the knowledge that measles, TB, and smallpox were at one time emerging" diseases that eventually made a permanent, and quite deadly, jump to humans gives epidemiologists pause. This book examines the various groups of animal diseases, explains what attracts them to the human population from food to sex to living conditions and offers suggestions for keeping them at bay. It also points out that diseases must be looked at from an ecological, cultural, and economic point of view as well as from a biological standpoint. Cooking meat till its well done and slathering on insect repellent for a hike in the woods are effective preventative measures, but as the author notes, it's more important to fundamentally rethink humankind's place in the world
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Midwest
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1948-
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Waltner-Toews, David
Dewey number
614.4/3
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Epidemics
  • Zoonoses
  • Animals as carriers of disease
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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The chickens fight back: : pandemic panics and deadly diseases that jump from animals to humans, David Waltner-Toews, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11826202
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multicolored
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MWT11826202
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11826202
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remote
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11826202
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The chickens fight back: : pandemic panics and deadly diseases that jump from animals to humans, David Waltner-Toews, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11826202
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11826202
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11826202
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11826202
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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