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The Demon In The Freezer

Author : Richard Preston
ISBN : 9781588362452
Genre : Science
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“The bard of biological weapons captures the drama of the front lines.”—Richard Danzig, former secretary of the navy The first major bioterror event in the United States-the anthrax attacks in October 2001-was a clarion call for scientists who work with “hot” agents to find ways of protecting civilian populations against biological weapons. In The Demon in the Freezer, his first nonfiction book since The Hot Zone, a #1 New York Times bestseller, Richard Preston takes us into the heart of Usamriid, the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Maryland, once the headquarters of the U.S. biological weapons program and now the epicenter of national biodefense. Peter Jahrling, the top scientist at Usamriid, a wry virologist who cut his teeth on Ebola, one of the world’s most lethal emerging viruses, has ORCON security clearance that gives him access to top secret information on bioweapons. His most urgent priority is to develop a drug that will take on smallpox-and win. Eradicated from the planet in 1979 in one of the great triumphs of modern science, the smallpox virus now resides, officially, in only two high-security freezers-at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta and in Siberia, at a Russian virology institute called Vector. But the demon in the freezer has been set loose. It is almost certain that illegal stocks are in the possession of hostile states, including Iraq and North Korea. Jahrling is haunted by the thought that biologists in secret labs are using genetic engineering to create a new superpox virus, a smallpox resistant to all vaccines. Usamriid went into a state of Delta Alert on September 11 and activated its emergency response teams when the first anthrax letters were opened in New York and Washington, D.C. Preston reports, in unprecedented detail, on the government’ s response to the attacks and takes us into the ongoing FBI investigation. His story is based on interviews with top-level FBI agents and with Dr. Steven Hatfill. Jahrling is leading a team of scientists doing controversial experiments with live smallpox virus at CDC. Preston takes us into the lab where Jahrling is reawakening smallpox and explains, with cool and devastating precision, what may be at stake if his last bold experiment fails.

Understanding Viruses

Author : Teri Shors
ISBN : 0763729329
Genre : Health & Fitness
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"Combining the molecular, clinical, and historical aspects of virology, Understanding Viruses is a textbook for the modern undergraduate virology course. The text provides an introduction to human viral diseases. Additional chapters on viral diseases of animals; the history of clinical trials, gene therapy, and xenotransplantation; prions and viroids; plant viruses; and bacteriophages add to the coverage."--Jacket.

Do I Really Have To Teach Reading?

Author : Cris Tovani
ISBN : 9781571103765
Genre : Education
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Takes on the challenge of helping students apply reading comprehension strategies in any subject. Shows how teachers can expand on their content expertise to provide instruction students need to understand specific technical and narrative texts. The book includes: examples of how teachers can model their reading process for students; ideas for supplementing and enhancing the use of required textbooks; detailed descriptions of specific strategies taught in context; stories from different high school classrooms to show how reading instruction varies according to content; samples of student work, including both struggling readers and college-bound seniors; a variety of 'comprehension constructors': guides designed to help students recognize and capture their thinking in writing while reading; guidance on assessing students; tips for balancing content and reading instruction.

Innovation And Nanotechnology

Author : David Koepsell
ISBN : 9781849664790
Genre : Science
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This book defines 'nanowares' as the ideas and products arising out of nanotechnology. Koepsell argues that these rapidly developing new technologies demand a new approach to scientific discovery and innovation in our society. He takes established ideas from social philosophy and applies them to the nanoparticle world. In doing so he breaks down the subject into its elemental form and from there we are better able to understand how these elements fit into the construction of a more complex system of products, rules and regulations about these products. Where existing research in the field has tended to focus on potential social harm, Koepsell takes a different approach by looking at ways in which developments in distributed design and fabrication can be harnessed to enable wealth creation by those with good ideas but no access to capital. He argues that the key challenge facing us is the error implicit in current intellectual property regimes and presents new modes of relating inventors to artifacts in this new context. In conclusion he offers contractual models which he believes encourage innovation in nano-media by embracing open source and alternative means of protection for innovators.

Angel Of Death

Author : G. Williams
ISBN : 9780230293199
Genre : History
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The story of the rise and fall of smallpox, one of the most savage killers in the history of mankind, and the only disease ever to be successfully exterminated (30 years ago next year) by a public health campaign.

Reclaiming Popular Documentary

Author : Christie Milliken
ISBN : 9780253056894
Genre : Performing Arts
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The documentary has achieved rising popularity over the past two decades thanks to streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. Despite this, documentary studies still tends to favor works that appeal primarily to specialists and scholars. Reclaiming Popular Documentary reverses this long-standing tendency by showing that documentaries can be—and are—made for mainstream or commercial audiences. Editors Christie Milliken and Steve Anderson, who consider popular documentary to be a subfield of documentary studies, embrace an expanded definition of popular to acknowledge the many evolving forms of documentary, such as branded entertainment, fictional hybrids, and works with audience participation. Together, these essays address emerging documentary forms—including web-docs, virtual reality, immersive journalism, viral media, interactive docs, and video-on-demand—and offer the critical tools viewers need to analyze contemporary documentaries and consider how they are persuaded by and represented in documentary media. By combining perspectives of scholars and makers, Reclaiming Popular Documentary brings new understandings and international perspectives to familiar texts using critical models that will engage media scholars and fans alike.

Geoff

Author : Quentin Candela
ISBN : 9781493107117
Genre : Fiction
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Geoff is book smart. Ask him to name a river in Zimbabwe, he would ask if you had the Zambezi or the Limpopo in mind. What's his take on the theory of dark matter? The universe is filled with it, he'll reply, just like the confusion in people's minds. What does he know about women? Everything there is to know, particularly how their darker nature works. Can you recover from failure, Geoff? Unlikely, since you'll never forget that failure; and since that failure is always with you, you will always be a failure. Being borderline genius, however, does not translate to success. Geoff is a practiced underachiever, and by choice a failure at marriage and his social life. His newfound career is a joke. The position at the NSA that should have been his was given to a woman to fill the gender quota. Not only has he been unfavorably profiled because he is a man, but also because he is smarter than most everyone around him. He feels cheated, and he carries a multitude of grievances with a grudge. He must balance the scales, otherwise, life has no meaning. One night, on a snowy highway in western Oregon, he comes to the proverbial fork on the road. Maybe the planets were aligned to serve as a bridge to a new realm. Maybe it was the other part of him demanding to be set free. The confusion generated by a massive snowstorm has keyed his detestation of civilized humanity. He decides then that there is more dignity getting lost in the unknown than to continue to flounder in the meaningless familiar.

Summary Of Richard Preston S The Demon In The Freezer

Author : Milkyway Media
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Genre : History
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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Book Preview: #1 In the early 1970s, British photo retoucher Robert Stevens moved to south Florida to work for the National Enquirer. He was known for his excellent work, but he also tended to get the Enquirer sued. On September 27, 1975, Stevens and his wife drove to Charlotte, North Carolina, to visit their daughter. He began having convulsions five hours later. #2 On October 5, Stevens went into a coma, and he was diagnosed with inhalation anthrax. His doctors made a telephone call to the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and spoke with Dr. Sherif Zaki, the chief of infectious diseases pathology. #3 The examiners were polite and helpful, but they did not make eye contact, and they were afraid. They laid Stevens’s body out on a gurney, and Dr. Flannagan began the autopsy. #4 The autopsy revealed that the spores had gotten into Stevens’s lungs through the air. When they finished, the pathologists gathered up their tools and placed some of them inside the body cavity. They destroyed the prosection tools, because they were contaminated with anthrax.

500 Days

Author : Kurt Eichenwald
ISBN : 9781451669381
Genre : History
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A Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and author of The Informant presents a compelling account of the first 500 days after September 11 that reveals previously undisclosed information about the terror wars, warrantless wiretapping and the anthrax attacks.

The End Of A Global Pox

Author : Bob H. Reinhardt
ISBN : 9781469624105
Genre : Medical
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By the mid-twentieth century, smallpox had vanished from North America and Europe but continued to persist throughout Africa, Asia, and South America. In 1965, the United States joined an international effort to eradicate the disease, and after fifteen years of steady progress, the effort succeeded. Bob H. Reinhardt demonstrates that the fight against smallpox drew American liberals into new and complex relationships in the global Cold War, as he narrates the history of the only cooperative international effort to successfully eliminate a disease. Unlike other works that have chronicled the fight against smallpox by offering a "biography" of the disease or employing a triumphalist narrative of a public health victory, The End of a Global Pox examines the eradication program as a complex exercise of American power. Reinhardt draws on methods from environmental, medical, and political history to interpret the global eradication effort as an extension of U.S. technological, medical, and political power. This book demonstrates the far-reaching manifestations of American liberalism and Cold War ideology and sheds new light on the history of global public health and development.

Reading Writing And Inquiry In The Science Classroom Grades 6 12

Author : Kathleen Chamberlain
ISBN : 9781452212166
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This resource covers reading and writing practices, science standards, and sample lessons to help educators successfully integrate literacy and science instruction in any classroom.

The Immune System

Author : Gregory Stewart
ISBN : 9781438107684
Genre : Electronic books
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Examines the workings of a complex structure, the body's defense against disease and infection.

Recounting The Anthrax Attacks

Author : R. Scott Decker
ISBN : 9781538101506
Genre : Law
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This book documents and reveals new information about the anthrax attacks of 2001. Decker provides first-hand perspective detailing the new science, microbial forensics, and parts of the investigation unknown to the public.

Bioinsecurities

Author : Neel Ahuja
ISBN : 9780822374671
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In Bioinsecurities Neel Ahuja argues that U.S. imperial expansion has been shaped by the attempts of health and military officials to control the interactions of humans, animals, viruses, and bacteria at the borders of U.S. influence, a phenomenon called the government of species. The book explores efforts to control the spread of Hansen's disease, venereal disease, polio, smallpox, and HIV through interventions linking the continental United States to Hawai'i, Panamá, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Congo, Iraq, and India in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Ahuja argues that racial fears of contagion helped to produce public optimism concerning state uses of pharmaceuticals, medical experimentation, military intervention, and incarceration to regulate the immune capacities of the body. In the process, the security state made the biological structures of human and animal populations into sites of struggle in the politics of empire, unleashing new patient activisms and forms of resistance to medical and military authority across the increasingly global sphere of U.S. influence.

Deeper Reading

Author : Kelly Gallagher
ISBN : 9781571103840
Genre : Education
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Identifies the elements of an effective reading lesson, and presents strategies teachers may use to help secondary students read and understand challenging fiction and nonfiction books.

Juston

Author : Liza Probz
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I’ve been the Ice Queen for untold ages. As long as anyone can remember. Until he came and rescued me. We were on opposites sides of a war that decided who controlled the universe, but when we were alone together, none of that mattered. His passion unleashed a heat inside me that only he could tame. But could I trust him? And could he trust me? I was a demon with the power to bring darkness down on my lover, his family, and his entire planet. What I didn’t know was the power he had inside, the power to love me despite my faults. Now to hold back my true nature and not destroy him and everything around us. The Vartik King Chronicles is planned as a sexy Sci-Fi Standalone series where eight siblings get an adventure and find love in the galaxies beyond home. Come join this new adventure and fall in love with the world I’ve created. Each book can be read separately and out of order! Enjoy.

The Readers Advisory Guide To Nonfiction

Author : Neal Wyatt
ISBN : 0838909361
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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With a focus on eight catagories including memoir, sports, and true crime, a readers' advisory guide includes coverage of the major authors and works, popularity, and style.

To Kill A Demon Liz Baker 6

Author : Christie Silvers
ISBN : 9781500812867
Genre : Fiction
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Liz Baker has been through a lot of craziness in the last year of her life. Monsters are constantly climbing out of the woodworks and it seems that she's always the only one who can stop them. Now her closest friends are missing and all she wants to do is find them. That is, until her own demon takes over and causes nothing but trouble in every aspect of Liz's life. Demon Dolly does everything under the sun to create chaos for Liz. Lots of one night stands with all the wrong men lead into a few illegal activities, as well as the deterioration of Liz's beloved bar, Athena's Ambrosia. Thank goodness Liz has friends in her corner who know the difference between the real Liz and her demonic imposter. Or do they? Will Liz be able to rid herself of the monster inside? Or will she finally give it up and fade into nothingness?

The Demon Within

Author : Thomas A. Sergent
ISBN : 9781452025544
Genre : Fiction
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A disturbing and graphic look into the life of a sexual predator. Sexually abused at a young age, Billy, looks back on his life to try and find out what went wrong and made a horrible demon come to life in his body. With the help of one girl and her love and trust in God, he hopes to end this terrible life of rape and murder and come to an understanding of what went wrong.

Crisis In The Red Zone

Author : Richard Preston
ISBN : 9780812998849
Genre : Science
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An urgent wake-up call about the future of emerging viruses and a gripping account of the doctors and scientists fighting to protect us, told through the story of the deadly 2013–2014 Ebola epidemic “Crisis in the Red Zone reads like a thriller. That the story it tells is all true makes it all more terrifying.”—Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Sixth Extinction From the #1 bestselling author of The Hot Zone, now a National Geographic original miniseries . . . This time, Ebola started with a two-year-old child who likely had contact with a wild creature and whose entire family quickly fell ill and died. The ensuing global drama activated health professionals in North America, Europe, and Africa in a desperate race against time to contain the viral wildfire. By the end—as the virus mutated into its deadliest form, and spread farther and faster than ever before—30,000 people would be infected, and the dead would be spread across eight countries on three continents. In this taut and suspenseful medical drama, Richard Preston deeply chronicles the pandemic, in which we saw for the first time the specter of Ebola jumping continents, crossing the Atlantic, and infecting people in America. Rich in characters and conflict—physical, emotional, and ethical—Crisis in the Red Zone is an immersion in one of the great public health calamities of our time. Preston writes of doctors and nurses in the field putting their own lives on the line, of government bureaucrats and NGO administrators moving, often fitfully, to try to contain the outbreak, and of pharmaceutical companies racing to develop drugs to combat the virus. He also explores the charged ethical dilemma over who should and did receive the rare doses of an experimental treatment when they became available at the peak of the disaster. Crisis in the Red Zone makes clear that the outbreak of 2013–2014 is a harbinger of further, more severe outbreaks, and of emerging viruses heretofore unimagined—in any country, on any continent. In our ever more interconnected world, with roads and towns cut deep into the jungles of equatorial Africa, viruses both familiar and undiscovered are being unleashed into more densely populated areas than ever before. The more we discover about the virosphere, the more we realize its deadly potential. Crisis in the Red Zone is an exquisitely timely book, a stark warning of viral outbreaks to come.

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