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eBook Hot Zone ePub

by Richard Preston

  • ISBN: 0679437843
  • Category: Medicine
  • Subcategory: Medicine
  • Author: Richard Preston
  • Publisher: Random House~trade (1984)
  • ePub book: 1363 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1338 kb
  • Other: azw lrf mbr txt
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 235

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RICHARD PRESTON and. The hot zone. One of the year’s ten best books. No movie will match the real-life horror described in Richard Preston’s The Hot Zone.

RICHARD PRESTON and. A riveting nonfiction thrille. washbuckling reading.

RICHARD PRESTON has answered all my troubling questions by telling the scientific truth that was withheld by news coverage during the epidemic.

The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story is a best-selling 1994 nonfiction thriller by Richard Preston about the origins and incidents involving viral hemorrhagic fevers, particularly ebolaviruses and marburgviruses. The basis of the book was Preston's 1992 New Yorker article "Crisis in the Hot Zone"

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The Hot Zone" tells the dramatic story of their dangerous race against time . One of Preston's earlier novels, "First Light," was a book on astronomy that won him the American Institute of Physics Award, and he ha. .

Richard Preston graduated summa cum laude from Pomona College in California and received a P. in English from Princeton University.

Shocking, frightening, and impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone proves that truth really is scarier than fiction. This book describes events between 1967 and 1993. The incubation period of the viruses in this book is less than twenty-four days. No one who suffered from any of the viruses or who was in contact with anyone suffering from them can catch or spread the viruses outside of the incubation period.

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After his separation from his wife, his two children had stayed with her for a time, and now they were staying with him, or rather, they were staying with his parents in their house down the road.

After his separation from his wife, his two children had stayed with her for a time, and now they were staying with him, or rather, they were staying with his parents in their house down the road th his children were toddlers. He got up at four o’clock in the morning, drank a cup of coffee, and skipped breakfast. He drove his Bronco in pitch darkness across the Potomac and through Antietam National Battlefield, a broad ridge of cornfields and farmland scattered with stone monuments to the dead. He passed through the front gate of Fort Detrick, parked, and went past the.

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 of this exotic "hot" virus. The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of theappearance of rare and lethal viruses and their "crashes" into the human race. Shocking, frightening, and impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone proves that truth really is scarier than fiction.

Comments

Kipabi Kipabi
I missed this book altogether when it first was published, but I did see it around the house. One of my sons read it, and told me the other day the book helped him decide on a career in medicine -- he's now in his sixth year of an M.D.-Ph.D. program . He told me this the other day when we were talking Ebola. So I decided to read it. Wow!

Preston is a good storyteller, and he recounts the appearance of Ebola in suburban Washington as though this real-life event were a thriller, as, indeed, it turned out to be. I've read that Preston plans a new edition of the book, to correct what might be some overstatements in the course of an Ebola infection. I also wonder whether he will address the belief expressed in the Hot Zone that Ebola can be spread by airborne means.

On the legal side, Preston has a good understanding of the law's inherent conservatism. When military brass was trying to decide how best to confine the outbreak of Ebola at a facility housing research monkeys, the officers conclude that it is best to act first, before seeking legal advice. Once they acted, the lawyers could always defend the emergency measures taken as legal. I chuckled when I read that, recognizing the inherent conservatism of a lawyer's advice.

I enjoyed this book immensely. It gives insight into medical research, public health and military preparedness for a biohazard disaster. Surprisingly, it appears we don't know much more about Ebola than what we knew in 1995, when this book was published -- except that the virus still lives and is still capable of enormous destruction.
Iarim Iarim
Four-Stars for R. Preston's focused story that weaves through the past decades since Ebola first emerged from the rainforrest. He carefully connects the main players as their paths cross again and again, their lives altered by this unseen, unclean thing, the filovirus (Ebola) sisters.

One cannot help but to realize how at risk we humans are that a virus hidden deep in the jungles of Africa could hop-scotch around the world in a day, traveling incognito inside its naive host. Ebola is even now on the Tarmac at an African airport, waiting in silence, undetected. We skim the headlines on the internet and give it a mental shrug, Sudan, it's a long ways away but this is happening, right now!

Oh, the FIFTH-STAR is for Amazon's WhisperSynch (audio enhanced Kindle books). Love it, makes reading and listening to audiobook into one; no time lost while driving, pick up reading back at home. Just open the iPad Kindle app and it knows automatically where it left off on the iPhone, driving in from Lubbock. Sorry, the Kindle reader still doesn't do it for me and neither does the PaperWhite connect with WhisperSynch. Hillbilly
Mushicage Mushicage
Absolutely terrifying! I bought this book in its hard-cover version when it first came out, quite a few years ago, and what with the recent Ebola crisis in Africa and now in the news here in the U.S., I wanted to re-read it. Very informative and enlightening. The US Army did an excellent job of containing this outbreak in Reston, Virginia. The disagreements discussed in this book, between USAMRID and the CDC are very informative and a good indicator of how the CDC is handling the Dallas, TX cases recently. USAMRID effectively contained an outbreak in Virginia. I am dismayed that the CDC is still "learning" how to contain this disease, when the knowledge has been in use by the U.S. Army, and various charitable organizations in Africa for many years. The best-seller, "The Cobra Event" a semi-fictional novel by the same author, Richard Preston, led me to this non-fiction book, and to another of his non-fiction books, "The Demon in the Freezer" . Also read another non-fiction work, "The coming Plague" by Laurie Garrett at the same time. All very informative.
Nanecele Nanecele
I have a red dot in the center of my forehead--right between my eyes. It is called a cherry angioma. I like to think it is a my third eye, my sixth sense manifested. I tend to have a knack for tuning into things that become immediately relevant in my life and I like to think this was the case with picking up The Hot Zone.

I can't remember where it started; my fascination with germs and viruses. I remember being a kid and quizzing my mother on things like 'guess how many virus particles can fit on the period at the end of this sentence? Thanks to Richard Preston, I remember.

The Hot Zone is scarier than any Stephen King novel I ever read and any film by Wes Craven I ever laid eyes on because when I read those stories and I watch those movies I know that those things can't harm me. I do not have the satisfaction of 100% assuredness with The Hot Zone. The viruses covered in this book seems a hundred…a thousand…miles away. Marburg, Lasha, Ebola, Hendra are viruses that are thought to originate on other continents, the mother of all birth places--Africa-- is the pool for which many of the deadliest viruses spring, but the modern world has made a thousand miles really close.

In the words of Richard Preston, viruses do not crawl or walk, fly or swim. They ride. They could easily hitch a ride to North America in the bloodstream of some oblivious amplifier and if I were so unlucky the ride would end or rather layover in my back yard. *crosses self*

The writing in the Hot Zone was engaging and relentless, poetic and spellbinding, horrendous and terrifying. The fear of being invaded is pervasive in the minds of most people and with Ebola and its sister virus Marburg, the virus invades but it not only invades, it consumes, liquefies, and terrorizes those it grows close to and in and on.

AND it is happening now. Today. This minute. In Western Africa: Sierra Leone and Liberia in small towns and villages Africans lie dying on filthy mats, in pools of their own vomit and blood. Corpses lie under trees gathering flies because people are too afraid to get near enough to bury them and the volunteer teams whose job it is to sanitize and dispose of dead bodies are bogged down by an increasing demand for their attention and a swelling mountain of dead bodies. When I purchased The Hot Zone on my kindle I expected to read an account of events that happened years ago and have now settled. I was only half right.

The outbreak of Ebola strain Reston in Washington U. S. of A happened years ago but is still very much active today and one of the most deadly strains of the virus Ebola Zaire which some have reported has death rate of 90% is ravaging its way through small parts of Western Africa as I type this.

Because of this book I know what Ebola is, what it is capable of doing, and I have a spotty understanding of where it might have originated. I now know that zoonosis is a term for a disease that originated in a species of animal and now made the genetic leap to thrive or kill in humans. The Hot Zone should be flying off the shelves, real and virtual, at this very hour, because at the end of the day the best way to save ourselves from our invisible enemies is to arm ourselves with knowledge of where it hides, lives and thrives, and sometimes that starts out with a bit of intuition, a third eye, a cherry angioma.