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  • The Demon in the Freezerby Richard Preston

    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...

  • The Wild Treesby Richard Preston

    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...

  • The Cobra Eventby Richard Preston

    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...

  • Panic in Level 4by Richard Preston

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    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...

  • To Serve Canadaby Richard Preston

    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...

  • Au service du Canadaby Richard Preston

    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...

  • The Wild Treesby Richard Preston

    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...

  • The Hot Zoneby Richard Preston

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 7.99

    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 of this exotic "hot" virus. The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story,... more...

  • First Lightby Richard Preston

    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...

  • The Hot Zoneby Richard Preston

    Transworld 2012; US$ 13.27

    Imagine a killer with the infectiousness of the common cold and power of the Black Death. Imagine something s o deadly and contagious that it wipes out 90% of those it touches. Imagine an organism against which there is no defence. But you don't need to imagine. Such a killer exists: it is a virus and its name is Ebola . The Hot Zone... more...