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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