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Spillover Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

Spillover  Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic Book
Author : David Quammen
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2012-10-01
ISBN : 0393239225
File Size : 37,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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"[Mr. Quammen] is not just among our best science writers but among our best writers, period." —Dwight Garner, New York Times The next big human pandemic—the next disease cataclysm, perhaps on the scale of AIDS or the 1918 influenza—is likely to be caused by a new virus coming to humans from wildlife. Experts call such an event “spillover” and they warn us to brace ourselves. David Quammen has tracked this subject from the jungles of Central Africa, the rooftops of Bangladesh, and the caves of southern China to the laboratories where researchers work in space suits to study lethal viruses. He illuminates the dynamics of Ebola, SARS, bird flu, Lyme disease, and other emerging threats and tells the story of AIDS and its origins as it has never before been told. Spillover reads like a mystery tale, full of mayhem and clues and questions. When the Next Big One arrives, what will it look like? From which innocent host animal will it emerge? Will we be ready?

Spillover

Spillover Book
Author : David Quammen
Publisher : Vintage Books
Release : 2013-08-01
ISBN : 9780099522850
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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First, a horse in Brisbane falls ill: fever, swelling, bloody froth. Then thirteen others drop dead. The foreman at the stables becomes ill and the trainer dies. What is going on? As globalization spreads and as we destroy the ancient ecosystems, we encounter strange and dangerous infections that originate in animals but that can be transmitted to humans. Diseases that were contained are being set free and the results are potentially catastrophic. In a journey that takes him from southern China to the Congo, from Bangladesh to Australia, David Quammen tracks these infections to their source and asks what we can do to prevent some new pandemic spreading across the face of the earth.

Spillover Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

Spillover  Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic Book
Author : David Quammen
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2012-10-01
ISBN : 0393066800
File Size : 22,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Examines the emergence and causes of new diseases all over the world, describing a process called “spillover” where illness originates in wild animals before being passed to humans and discusses the potential for the next huge pandemic. 70,000 first printing.

Understanding the Spillovers and Transboundary Impacts of Public Policies Implementing the 2030 Agenda for More Resilient Societies

Understanding the Spillovers and Transboundary Impacts of Public Policies Implementing the 2030 Agenda for More Resilient Societies Book
Author : OECD,Joint Research Centre - European Commission
Publisher : OECD Publishing
Release : 2021-04-08
ISBN : 9264765506
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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The multidimensional and intergenerational nature of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) calls for integrated policies. Progress made in a particular social, economic or environmental area or individual goal may generate synergies and trade-offs across dimensions (spillover effects), and steps taken in one country could have positive or negative impacts beyond national borders (transboundary effects).

Information Spillover Effect and Autoregressive Conditional Duration Models

Information Spillover Effect and Autoregressive Conditional Duration Models Book
Author : Xiangli Liu,Yanhui Liu,Yongmiao Hong,Shouyang Wang
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-07-11
ISBN : 1317667654
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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This book studies the information spillover among financial markets and explores the intraday effect and ACD models with high frequency data. This book also contributes theoretically by providing a new statistical methodology with comparative advantages for analyzing comovements between two time series. It explores this new method by testing the information spillover between the Chinese stock market and the international market, futures market and spot market. Using the high frequency data, this book investigates the intraday effect and examines which type of ACD model is particularly suited in capturing financial duration dynamics. The book will be of invaluable use to scholars and graduate students interested in comovements among different financial markets and financial market microstructure and to investors and regulation departments looking to improve their risk management.

Knowledge Spillover based Strategic Entrepreneurship

Knowledge Spillover based Strategic Entrepreneurship Book
Author : João J. Ferreira,Leo-Paul Dana,Vanessa Ratten
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-11-03
ISBN : 1315445263
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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This book is about the role of knowledge spillovers and strategic entrepreneurship in the management context. It focuses on how knowledge spillovers and strategic entrepreneurship are crucial to the process of creative destruction and construction. The book aims to provide insights into and discussion on how firms combine entrepreneurial action that creates new opportunities for industries, regions and economies. This book is first of its kind to link knowledge management perspectives to strategic entrepreneurship to understand the co-creation process. Being interdisciplinary in nature, this book appeals to entrepreneurship and knowledge management scholars, students and practitioners.

Foreign Direct Investment in China

Foreign Direct Investment in China Book
Author : Ziliang Deng
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-03-01
ISBN : 1136672648
File Size : 35,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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This book provides an insightful exploration of whether foreign direct investment (FDI) can promote the productivity of domestic enterprises. The book is based on a series of dedicated research conducted in the context of the Chinese economy, which has been the largest FDI host among the developing economies since 1993. The main themes of this book are (a) based on the latest literature and first-hand research, outlining possible mechanisms through which foreign direct investment could promote the productivity of domestic enterprises; (b) developing a comprehensive research framework to quantify the spillover effects with cutting-edge methodology; (c) constructing a decision support system for evaluating FDI policy reforms with advanced computer simulation techniques; (d) evaluating the broader impact of FDI spillovers on banking system and trade pattern. The book examines topical economic issues in the contemporary world economy from innovative perspectives, namely, how the presence of multinational enterprises has been one of the most important microeconomic drivers for the Chinese economy, how foreign banks have helped to enable Chinese banking system survive the global financial crisis, and how the domestic enterprises have learned to do exports from multinational affiliates and have changed the landscape of U.S.-Asian trade. The book incorporates the latest development of economic theory as well as computational economics model.

Foreign Investment and Spillovers Routledge Revivals

Foreign Investment and Spillovers  Routledge Revivals  Book
Author : Magnus Blomstrom
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-05-01
ISBN : 1317685121
File Size : 30,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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The spillover effect of multinational companies has, historically, been subject to much debate. The assumption that the host country can be expected to enjoy spillovers – improvements in the balance of payments, in the influx of foreign currency and in other sectors of the economy not directly affected by the multinational – has not necessarily been corroborated in practice. First published in 1989, this book addresses this debate, and the very different conclusions that can be drawn about spillovers. Reporting on significant research on Latin America and drawing comparisons with findings elsewhere, Foreign Investment and Spillovers provides students and researchers with a truly international perspective.