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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 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...

  • The Wild Treesby Richard Preston

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Hot Zoneby Richard Preston

    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...

  • First Lightby Richard Preston

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 13.98

    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...

  • A Kindly Scrutiny of Human Natureby Richard J. Preston

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 48.95

    A Kindly Scrutiny of Human Nature is a collection of essays honouring Richard (Dick) Slobodin, one of the great anthropologists of the Canadian North. A short biography is followed by essays describing his formative thinking about human nature and human identities, his humanizing force in his example of living a moral, intellectual life, his discernment... more...

  • Microby Michael Crichton; Richard Preston

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 5.99

    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 company?only to find themselves cast out into the rain forest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them. An instant classic, Micro pits nature against technology in vintage... more...

  • Microby Michael Crichton; Richard Preston

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 6.13

    An instant classic in the vein of Jurassic Park, this boundary-pushing novel has all the hallmarks of Michael Crichton?s greatest adventures with its combination of pulse-pounding thrills, cutting-edge technology, and extraordinary research more...

  • The Cellular Response to the Genotoxic Insultby Mathieu Vinken; Helmut Greim; Lutz Mueller; Richard Albertini; Boris Zhivotovski; Diana Anderson; Hermann M Bolt; Grigory Dianov; Susan Wallace; R J Preston; Eugenia Dogliotti; B. Kaina; Gary Williams; M Ljungman; W Dekant; P.C. Hanawalt

    Royal Society of Chemistry 2015; US$ 272.00

    This book considers the exposure levels at which genotoxins pose a risk and describes the cellular mechanisms used against them. more...