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

Peters, C. J.;Olshaker, Mark

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ISBN 10: 0385485573 / ISBN 13: 9780385485579
Edité par Bantam Dell, 1997
Etat : Very Good Couverture rigide
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dust jacket;laid-in article re Nobel Conference from 1998 periodical The Scientist where Peters was keynote speaker;signed by Peters on title page Language: eng Language: eng 0.0. N° de réf. du libraire 4687

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

Éditeur : Bantam Dell

Date d'édition : 1997

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : Very Good

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition

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Synopsis :

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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