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David Quammen - The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life

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David Quammen was our guest 5 years ago after his book, SPILLOVER: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic was published. His latest book, THE TANGLED TREE: A RADICAL NEW HISTORY OF LIFE, published by Simon & Schuster came out a couple of weeks ago. And lest you think this book, being about science - the research and theorizing - isn’t something you’d be interested in - let me tell you, this recent research reveals  how bacteria become resistant to our most potent antibiotics so quickly, and fatally for so many, or how Horizontal Gene Transfer not only allowed for evolution, as well as questioning our most basic concepts of ourselves as a species and individuals. This puts a new meaning on “Tree Huggers” and “Tree Cutters”.