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
    Copyright

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    About the author (2007)

    David Dyergrew up in a coastal town in NSW, Australia, and graduated as dux of his high school in 1984. After commencing a degree in medicine and surgery at the University of Sydney, he soon decided it was not for him.

    David went on to train as a ship's officer at the Australian Maritime College, travelling Australia and the world in a wide range of merchant ships. He graduated from the college with distinction and was awarded a number of prizes, including the Company of Master Mariners Award for highest overall achievement in the course. He then returned to the University of Sydney to complete a combined degree in Arts and Law. David was awarded the Frank Albert Prize for first place in Music I, High Distinctions in all English courses and First Class Honours in Law. From the mid-1990s until early 2000s David worked as a litigation lawyer in Sydney, and then in London at a legal practice whose parent firm represented the Titanic's owners back in 1912. In 2002 David returned to Australia and obtained a Diploma in Education from the University of New England, and commenced teaching English at Kambala, a school for girls in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

    David has had a life-long obsession with the Titanic and has become an expert on the subject. In 2009 he was awarded a Commonwealth Government scholarship to write The Midni

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