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Reading For Change — SDG 3 with David Quammen and Anil Ananthaswamy

The third Reading for Change event takes David Quammen's Spillover as an entry point to SDG 3 Good Health and Well-Being! Where and why do new pathogens emerge? How do they turn into a pandemic? David Quammen explores these questions in Spillover, an accessible and well-researched book about pathogen spreads before Covid-19.

Join author David Quammen and science journalist and writer Anil Ananthaswamy in conversation about Spillover and SDG 3. Read the book and join the discussion with your thoughts, reflections and questions.

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This month’s edition is co-hosted with

About the speakers:

David Quammen is a well-known science writer and explorer. Author of four books of fiction and eight non-fiction titles including Spillover: Animal Infections and the next Human Pandemic. He is a frequent contributor to National Geographic Magazine among other periodical publications. He lives in Bozeman with his wife, Betsy Gaines Quammen, a conservationist, and a family of large white dogs and a cat.  

Anil Ananthaswamy is an award-winning journalist and former staff writer and deputy news editor for the London-based New Scientist magazine. He is currently a Knight Science Journalism research fellow at MIT. His first book, The Edge of Physics, was voted book of the year in 2010 by UK’s Physics World, and his second book, The Man Who Wasn’t There, was long-listed for the 2016 Pen/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award.  His most recent book,Through Two Doors at Once, was named one of Smithsonian's Favorite Books of 2018 and one of Forbes's 2018 Best Books About Astronomy, Physics and Mathematics.

About the series:

Books have been our windows to the world for the past several centuries. When we talk about the future of the planet, books can continue to help us understand the multiplicity of approaches needed for our journey ahead. 

In this series, we look at the the UN Sustainable Development Goals - the SDGs - as facets of our daily lives and not as distant landmarks in space and time. Over the next year Champaca Bookstore, Science Gallery Bengaluru and Bengaluru Sustainability Forum will curate a collection of books for you that closely relate to the themes of the SDGs. These will open up avenues of discussion to connect the SDGs and books with the city and you, the people of the city.

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