Books et al.Demography

Like other species, we have always been on the move

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Science  26 Jun 2020:
Vol. 368, Issue 6498, pp. 1436
DOI: 10.1126/science.abb9025

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It is ironic to be reviewing Sonia Shah's latest book, a thoughtful and thought-provoking defense of migration, under coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) lockdown. One irony is that this is the perfect time to be reading her excellent earlier book, Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond. Another is that migration—at least by people and across borders—has virtually come to a standstill. But this is no reason to shelve The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move. International migration will rebound.

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