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The Hot Zone : Chilling True Story of an Ebola Outbreak - Richard Preston

The Hot Zone

Chilling True Story of an Ebola Outbreak

Paperback Published: 1st December 2014
ISBN: 9781863594936
Number Of Pages: 384

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The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus.

In March 2014, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported. By October 2014, it had become the largest and deadliest occurrence of the disease.

Over 4,500 people have died. Almost 10,000 cases have been reported, across Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and the United States.

Impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone is the terrifying, true-life account of when this highly infectious virus spread from the rainforests of Africa to the suburbs of Washington, D.C in 1989. A secret SWAT team of soldiers and scientists were quickly tasked with halting the outbreak. And they did. But now, that very same virus is back. And we could be just one wrong move away from a pandemic.

About the Author

Richard Preston was born in 1954 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and received a Ph.D from Princeton University. He is the author of The Hot Zone; American Steel (about the Nucor Corporation's project to build a revolutionary steel mill); and First Light (about astronomy and astronomists) which won the American Institute of Physics award in science writing. An asteroid has been named 'Preston' in honour of First Light. Preston is a lump of rock the size of lower Manhattan. It is likely some day to collide with Mars or the Earth. Richard Preston is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, and has won numerous awards, including the AAASWestinghouse Award and the McDermott Award in the Arts from MIT.

ISBN: 9781863594936
ISBN-10: 1863594930
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st December 2014
Publisher: Transworld Publishers (Division of Random House Australia)
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 13.9  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1

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