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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    Contents

    Barbarians in the Coop
    1
    The Global Circus
    29
    THREE Livestock Plagues
    55
    FOUR The Triumphant Prion
    85
    SIX Resurrecting Anthrax
    135
    Choleras Children
    165
    EIG H T Climate Riders
    195
    The Global Hospital
    227
    The Next Pandemic
    255
    A Canticle for Local Living
    267
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