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- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
Hidden away in foggy, uncharted rain forest valleys in Northern California are the largest and tallest organisms the world has ever sustained?the coast redwood trees, Sequoia sempervirens. Ninety-six percent of the ancient redwood forests have been destroyed by logging, but the untouched fragments that remain are among the great wonders of nature.... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99
The Cobra Event is set in motion one spring morning in New York City, when a seventeen-year-old student wakes up feeling vaguely ill. Hours later she is having violent seizures, blood is pouring out of her nose, and she has begun a hideous process of self-cannibalization. Soon, other gruesome deaths of a similar nature have been discovered, and the... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
Bizarre illnesses and plagues that kill people in the most unspeakable ways. Obsessive and inspired efforts by scientists to solve mysteries and save lives. From The Hot Zone to The Demon in the Freezer and beyond, Richard Preston?s bestselling works have mesmerized readers everywhere by showing them strange worlds of nature they never dreamed of.... more...
- University of Ottawa Press 1991; US$ 16.99
During the four decades following the Second World War, the Royal Military College of Canada has adapted to the need to produce professional career officers by evolving into an academic centre of excellence and one of the country's leading universities. Along the way, it has responded to the challenges of service integration and unification, bilingualism,... more...
- Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 1992; US$ 16.99
En 1965, le Canada reçut son nouveau drapeau ; ce événement reflétait les grands changements qui s?étaient produits au cours des vingt années qui avaient suivi la Deuxième Guerre mondiale : la société canadienne était devenue hautement industrialisée, à l?avant-garde de la technologie et cosmopolite. Ce nouveau drapeau s?inspirait de celui qui flottait... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available
When Steve Sillett was 19 years old, he free-climbed ? with no safety equipment and no training ? one of the tallest trees on earth, in the redwood forests of Prairie Creek, California. 30 storeys above the ground he glimpsed an undiscovered ecosystem, and his passion for that astonishing world would transform the rest of his life. Over the next... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 7.99
The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus. A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.00
Seven years before Richard Preston wrote about horrifying viruses in The Hot Zone , he turned his attention to the cosmos. In First Light , he demonstrates his gift for creating an exciting and absorbing narrative around a complex scientific subject--in this case the efforts by astronomers at the Palomar Observatory in the San Gabriel Mountains of... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 7.99
?The bard of biological weapons captures the drama of the front lines.? -Richard Danzig, former secretary of the navy The first major bioterror event in the United States-the anthrax attacks in October 2001-was a clarion call for scientists who work with ?hot? agents to find ways of protecting civilian populations against biological weapons. In... more...
- Transworld 2012; US$ 12.19
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. Over 4,500 people have died. Almost 10,000 cases have been reported, across Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and the United States. Impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone is the... more...