The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move

Sonia Shah (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$28.00  $25.76
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing
Publish Date
June 02, 2020
Pages
400
Dimensions
6.4 X 9.1 X 1.4 inches | 1.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781635571974

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About the Author

Sonia Shah is a science journalist and the prize-winning author of Pandemic: Tracking Contagions from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the New York Public Library Award for Excellence in Journalism. She has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many others. Her TED talk, "Three Reasons We Still Haven't Gotten Rid of Malaria," has been viewed by more than one million people around the world. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Reviews

"Rich with eclectic research and on-the-ground reporting, Sonia Shah's book presents us with a dazzlingly original picture of our relentlessly mobile species. At a moment when migrants face walls of hatred, this is a story threaded with joy and inspiration." --Naomi Klein, author of ON FIRE: THE BURNING CASE FOR A GREEN NEW DEAL

"Humans have always been a migratory species, and so are most other animals. In this striking look at a planet on the move, Sonia Shah provides a bold new way of looking at the ecological and political turbulence of our time--a vision that is as full of hope as it is of understanding." --Charles Mann, New York Times bestselling author of 1491

"In vivid detail, The Next Great Migration unfolds a conception of the relationship between life and place characterized by dynamic, almost continuous, processes of change. At once stunning in scope and intimate in its narrative unfolding, The Next Great Migration is a beacon for all those who strive to envision a future affected by climate change--a future in which migration is not a crisis but a solution." --Anna J. Secor, Durham University Professor of Geography and editor, CULTURAL GEOGRAPHIES

"An incisive examination of migration, which she considers a phenomenon both biological and cultural...A scientifically sophisticated, well-considered contribution to the literature of movement and environmental change." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Science journalist Sonia Shah . . . describes the obstacles faced by migrants throughout the world-Africans fleeing famine and crossing the Mediterranean into Europe; Tibetans navigating the Himalayas to escape Chinese persecution-and imagines how continued migration will shape the future." --Publishers Weekly, Earth Day Feature

"Meticulously researched, yet highly readable, this work presents a nuanced counterargument to the idea of a static world where each being belongs to a certain place . . . An interesting read that deals with a topic that is current and important to all. It will present a thoughtful challenge to many readers." --Library Journal

"Chilling . . . the most provocative--and sci-fi--part of Ms. Shah's book is not about the ways humans have altered the evolution of pandemics. It's about the ways pandemics have altered the evolution of humans." --New York Times on PANDEMIC

"Could hardly be more timely . . . a lively, rigorously researched and highly informative read." --Wall Street Journal on PANDEMIC

"Grounded, bracingly intelligent . . . lucidly layers history into a tour of transmission hotspots, from incubators of 'spillover' animal-borne illnesses such as China's wild-animal markets to globalized transport and hyperdense cities." --Nature on PANDEMIC