Pandemonium: How Globalization and Trade are Putting the World at Risk

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Univ. of Queensland Press, 2007 - Bioterrorism - 306 pages
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Is the pace and scale of global trade endangering our livestock, hospitals and waterways?
* How vulnerable is our food to bacterial, viral and fungal invaders?
* Do certain trade goods cause more biological trouble than others?
* And - most importantly - how can we do things differently?
Whether it's pandemics like avian flu, the potential loss of most of the world's banana crops to disease, or the devastation of a foot-and-mouth epidemic, the deadly pace of globalization and biological traffic in all living things invites disaster.
While we enjoy our twenty-first century global lifestyle - international travel, cheap imported cars, summer fruits in the supermarket year-round thanks to global food sourcing - it's all too easy to forget the downside.
Pandemonium is a vital guide to the hidden consequences of globalization.
Continue those preparations and protect what is uniquely yours: Australia.
  

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The Global Circus
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THREE Livestock Plagues
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FOUR The Triumphant Prion
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SIX Resurrecting Anthrax
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Choleras Children
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EIG H T Climate Riders
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The Global Hospital
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The Next Pandemic
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A Canticle for Local Living
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