Virus Hunter: Thirty Years of Battling Hot Viruses Around the World (SIGNED)

Peters, C.J. & Mark Oshaker.

ISBN 10: 0385485573 / ISBN 13: 9780385485579
Edité par New York: Anchor Books, 1997. 1st ed. 1st printing. Hardcover. 323 pages., 1997
Etat : Fine Couverture rigide
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Autobiography of the former Chief of Special Pathogens at the CDC and his long career tracking down and fighting infectious diseases around the world. B/w photos. Personally inscribed by the author, apparently to a colleague, ending with 'It's time to get out of Level 4, your friend Doc Peters, 2/98'. Fine/Fine. A beautiful, inscribed copy. Dj in protective mylar sleeve. N° de réf. du libraire B8814

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Titre : Virus Hunter: Thirty Years of Battling Hot ...

Éditeur : New York: Anchor Books, 1997. 1st ed. 1st printing. Hardcover. 323 pages.

Date d'édition : 1997

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition

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The commander of the army virology unit that battled the Ebola virus in The Hot Zone--and the current Chief of Special Pathogens at the Centers for Disease Control--teams up with the bestselling coauthor of MindHunter to chronicle his extraordinary thirty-year career fighting deadly viruses.

From Central and South America to a deadly outbreak of a mystery virus in the American Southwest, from fieldwork in Egypt and the mountains of Kenya to immobilizing an army unit to stop a gut-wrenching outbreak of Ebola only miles from Washington, D.C., Virus Hunter takes us backstage in the inevitable clash between biology and human lives.

Because of new, emerging viruses, and the return of old, "vanquished" ones for which vaccines do not exist, there remains a very real danger of a new epidemic that could, without proper surveillance and early intervention, spread worldwide virtually overnight.  And the possibility of foreign countries or terrorist groups using deadly airborne viruses that are easily obtained rather than unwieldy explosives looms larger than ever in the future.

High-octane science writing at its most revealing and best, Virus Hunter is a thrilling first-person account of what it is like to be a warrior in the Hot Zone.

Review:

"Virus Hunter is a terrific book, at the top of my list. The adventure of a lifetime, it's the inside story of the hunt for threatening and emerging viruses, told with grace and clarity by a working scientist at the hot center of his field. C.J. Peters has had leadership roles in the army and now at the CDC, and he has much to tell that's never been told before."
--Richard Preston, author of "The Hot Zone"
"From the Hardcover edition."

""Virus Hunter "is a terrific book, at the top of my list. The adventure of a lifetime, it's the inside story of the hunt for threatening and emerging viruses, told with grace and clarity by a working scientist at the hot center of his field." --Richard Preston, author of "The Hot Zone"
"As entertaining as an adventure novel, but with a deadly serious message." "--Kirkus Reviews "
"Peters has enjoyed an impressive career studying and combating deadly viruses around the world, from various South American hemorrhagic viruses to the Ebola virus. . . . [His] biography is fascinating." "--Publishers Weekly "

"Virus Hunter is a terrific book, at the top of my list. The adventure of a lifetime, it's the inside story of the hunt for threatening and emerging viruses, told with grace and clarity by a working scientist at the hot center of his field." --Richard Preston, author of The Hot Zone

"As entertaining as an adventure novel, but with a deadly serious message." --Kirkus Reviews

"Peters has enjoyed an impressive career studying and combating deadly viruses around the world, from various South American hemorrhagic viruses to the Ebola virus. . . . [His] biography is fascinating." --Publishers Weekly

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