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David Quammen's new book is an extended excerpt of his previous one, Spillover, which explored how dangerous pathogens jump from animals to people. Courtesy of David Quammen hide caption

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The usual suspect: Bats harbor dozens of deadly viruses, such as rabies and influenza. Several studies suggest that bats may also carry Ebola. Tyler Hicks/Getty Images hide caption

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The Ebola Outbreak: 'A Dress Rehearsal For The Next Big One'
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Charles Darwin and the Racing Asparagus
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