Field Notes From A Pandemic

Field Notes from a Pandemic
Publisher Signal
Release Date
Category COVID-19 (Disease)
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780771029974
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Equal parts travelogue and pandemic guide, journalist Ethan Lou examines the societal effects of COVID-19 and takes us on a mesmerizing journey around a world that will never be the same. Visiting Beijing in January to see his dying grandfather, Canadian journalist Ethan Lou unknowingly walks into a state under siege. In his journey out of China and into other hot zones in Asia and Europe, he finds himself witnessing the very earliest stages of a virus that will forever change the world as we know it. Lou argues that Coronavirus will have a far greater impact than SARS, for example, simply because China is now many more times integrated with the increasingly interconnected world. Over decades, globalization has crafted a world painfully sensitive and susceptible to shocks such as this pandemic. A crisis like it has thus been long overdue--and we have yet to see it unfold fully. In our integrated world, events that may previously be isolated now ripple farther and wider and in ways we do not expect and cannot foresee. We have not seen the worst, and if and when we outlast this pandemic, nothing will ever be the same--not just healthcare systems but also economies, politics and culture. Decisions now--or indecisions--will shape and define the world for decades. These ideas are fleshed out through the virus's spawning and how it spread, the unprecedented measures to contain it and an examination of past pandemics and other crises and how they shaped the world--and an argument for why this one's different. Lou shows how drastically the virus has transformed the world and charts the greater and more radical shifts to come. His ideas and arguments are framed around his journey around the world, whose path the virus seemed to follow until he landed safely in quarantine in a small town in Germany where he was able to take stock and start telling his story.

Field Notes from a Pandemic
  • Author : Ethan Lou
  • Publisher : Signal
  • Release Date : 2020-09-29

Equal parts travelogue and pandemic guide, journalist Ethan Lou examines the societal effects of COVID-19 and takes us on a mesmerizing journey around a world that will never be the same. Visiting Beijing in January to see his dying grandfather, Canadian journalist Ethan Lou unknowingly walks into a state under

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Field Notes from a Pandemic
  • Author : Ethan Lou
  • Publisher : Signal
  • Release Date : 2020-09-29

Equal parts travelogue and pandemic guide, journalist Ethan Lou examines the societal effects of COVID-19 and takes us on a mesmerizing journey around a world that will never be the same. Visiting Beijing in January to see his dying grandfather, Canadian journalist Ethan Lou unknowingly walks into a state under

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Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder
  • Author : Julia Zarankin
  • Publisher : Douglas & McIntyre
  • Release Date : 2020-09-12

When Julia Zarankin saw her first red-winged blackbird at the age of thirty-five, she didn’t expect that it would change her life. Recently divorced and auditioning hobbies during a stressful career transition, she stumbled on birdwatching, initially out of curiosity for the strange breed of humans who wear multi-pocketed

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Notes from an Apocalypse
  • Author : Mark O'Connell
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2021-03-23

"By the author of the award-winning To Be a Machine, a deeply considered look at the people and places in confrontation with the end of our days. We're alive in a time of worst-case scenarios: The weather has gone uncanny, volatile. Our old post-war alliances are crumbling. Everywhere you look

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Once a Bitcoin Miner
  • Author : Ethan Lou
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-05-25

Part autobiography and part investigation, the book explains the opulence of Bitcoin's late-2017 boom and the bleakness of the subsequent bust. We begin with scandal and conflict in Canada's cryptocurrency Wild West and spiral outward, including on-the-ground access to the cryptocurrency scene in North Korea.

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Field Notes from a Catastrophe
  • Author : Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2015-02-03

A new edition of the book that launched Elizabeth Kolbert's career as an environmental writer-updated with three new chapters, making it, yet again, "irreplaceable" (Boston Globe). Elizabeth Kolbert's environmental classic Field Notes from a Catastrophe first developed out of a groundbreaking, National Magazine Award-winning three-part series in The New Yorker.

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On Risk
  • Author : Mark Kingwell
  • Publisher : Biblioasis
  • Release Date : 2020-10-13

With COVID-19 comes a heightened sense of everyday risk. How should a society manage, distribute, and conceive of it? As we cope with the lengthening effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic, considerations of everyday risk have been more pressing, and inescapable. In the past, everyone engaged in some degree of

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Field Notes
  • Author : Zachary Lockman
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-03-30

Field Notes reconstructs the origins and trajectory of area studies in the United States, focusing on Middle East studies from the 1920s to the 1980s. Drawing on extensive archival research, Zachary Lockman shows how the Carnegie, Rockefeller, and Ford foundations played key roles in conceiving, funding, and launching postwar area

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Zombies
  • Author : Chris Lane,Don Roff
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2010-07-01

Taking the form of a biologist's illustrated journal found in the aftermath of the attack, this pulse-pounding, suspenseful tale of zombie apocalypse follows the narrator as he flees from city to countryside and heads north to Canada, where he hopes the undead will be slowed by the colder climate. Encountering

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Field Notes on Love
  • Author : Jennifer E. Smith
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05

"Utterly romantic." --Jenny Han, NYT bestselling author of To All the Boys I've Loved Before The bestselling author of Windfall and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight returns with a meet-cute romance about Hugo and Mae, two teens who are thrown together on a cross-country train trip that

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Ten Lessons for a Post Pandemic World
  • Author : Fareed Zakaria
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06

COVID-19 is speeding up history, but how? What is the shape of the world to come? Lenin once said, "There are decades when nothing happens and weeks when decades happen." This is one of those times when history has sped up. CNN host and best-selling author Fareed Zakaria helps readers

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How to Survive
  • Author : John Hudson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-05-28

In How to Survive, John Hudson, Chief Survival Instructor to the UK military, shows how strategies for life or death situations can help us excel in our everyday lives.

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Field Notes for the Self
  • Author : Randy Lundy
  • Publisher : Oskana Poetry & Poetics
  • Release Date : 2020-03-28

Following his acclaimed Blackbird Song, Randy Lundy's fourth collection of poetry modulates traumatic memories with the greater spiritual affirmations offered by the natural world. Field Notes for the Self is a series of dark meditations: spiritual exercises in which the poem becomes a forensics of the soul. The poems converse

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Spillover  Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic
  • Author : David Quammen
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2012-10-01

"[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

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The End of October
  • Author : Lawrence Wright
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2021-04-27

An Instant New York Times Bestseller From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower--a riveting thriller and "all-too-convincing chronicle of science, espionage, action and speculation" (The Wall Street Journal) At an internment camp in Indonesia, forty-seven people are pronounced dead with acute hemorrhagic fever. When epidemiologist Henry Parsons travels

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