The Hot Zone
By (author) Richard Preston
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Hot Zone by Richard Preston
Book DescriptionThe virus kills nine out of ten of its victims. Its effects are so quick and so gruesome that even biohazard experts are terrified. It is airborne, it is extremely contagious, and it is about to burn through the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Is there any way to stop it? This doomsday scenario confronted a biohazard SWAT team struggling in secret to stop the outbreak of an exotic "hot" virus at an Army research facility outside Washington. "The Hot Zone" tells the dramatic story of their dangerous race against time, along with an alarming account of how previously unknown viruses that have lived undetected in the rain forest for eons are now entering human populations. From the airlocked confines of a biosafety level 4 military lab, to an airliner over Kenya carrying a passenger dissolving into a human virus bomb, to a deserted jungle cave alive with deadly virus, THE HOT ZONE is a non-fiction thriller like no other. "The Andromeda Strain" was fiction--- "this is real!"
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780785775973
(177mm x 119mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Turtleback Books
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publish Date: 20-Jul-1995
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Richard Preston
Hot Zone, Paperback (August 2014)
In March 2014, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported. By October 2014, it had become the largest and deadliest occurrence of the disease. Almost 10,000 cases have been reported, across Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and the US. This book offers a true-life account of this highly infectious virus.
Micro, Paperback / softback (September 2012)
In the vein of "Jurassic Park, " this high-concept thriller follows a group of graduate students lured to Hawaii to work for a mysterious biotech companyNonly to find themselves cast out into the rain forest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them. Available in a tall Premium Edition.
Best American Science and Nature Writing 2007, Paperback (October 2007)
Bestselling author and staff writer for "The New Yorker" Groopman edits this year's volume of the finest science and nature writing. Contributors include Walter Kirn, Ron Rosenbaum, Jeffrey Toobin, and Oliver Sacks.
Wild Trees, Paperback / softback» View all books by Richard Preston
From the #1 bestselling author of "The Hot Zone" comes an amazing account of scientific and spiritual passion for the tallest trees in the world, the startling biosystem of the canopy, and those who are committed to the preservation of this astonishing and largely unknown world.
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