Panic in Level 4: Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science (Paperback)
Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science
Random House Trade, 9780812975604, 194pp.
Publication Date: June 16, 2009
- the search for the unknown host of Ebola virus, an organism hidden somewhere in African rain forests, where the disease finds its way into the human species, causing outbreaks of unparalleled horror
- the brilliant Russian brothers-"one mathematician divided between two bodies"-who built a supercomputer in their apartment from mail-order parts in an attempt to find hidden order in the number pi (π) In exhilarating detail, Preston portrays the frightening forces and constructive discoveries that are currently roiling and reordering our world, once again proving himself a master of the nonfiction narrative.
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Praise For Panic in Level 4: Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science…
“Compelling . . . stories of high scientific adventure.”—Seattle Times
“[Preston’s] stories sparkle with images of stark beauty and darkness; mature reflections about the complex worlds we all occupy.”—Denver Post
“With his 1994 sensation The Hot Zone, science writer Richard Preston terrified millions. . . . In his new book, Panic in Level 4, he continues to probe nature’s stranger side.”—USA Today