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Richard Preston
Birth date: August 05, 1954
Nonfiction, Science
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Level up! rated it 2 years ago
Honey, I shrunk the grad students! I was hesitant going into this, as I think that State of Fear completely destroyed my admiration for Crichton. This one got off to a rocky start. So, apparently this book was mostly finished before Crichton died (from cancer, or from a secret government micro...
Turn The Page
Turn The Page rated it 5 years ago
Wow, a nice surprise. Crichton's last book that I read, Next, to me, was an absolute turd. I threw caution to the wind and gave this a try, as I have read a couple of Richard Preston books in the past and enjoyed them. The result of this combined effort produced an imaginative, tight, page-turning t...
Betsy's Non-Blog
Betsy's Non-Blog rated it 6 years ago
It's been a while since I read this, but I remember it being pretty engrossing.
Dispatches from Terabithia
Dispatches from Terabithia rated it 6 years ago
2002 non-fiction about biological weapon agents smallpox and anthrax, and the American governmental defensive measures toward them. The book is mostly an account of the Smallpox Eradication Program, a discussion about smallpox’s status as a potential bioterrorism agent, and the controversy about th...
silverneurotic rated it 6 years ago
From Goodreads: “The bard of biological weapons capturesthe drama of the front lines.”-Richard Danzig, former secretary of the navyThe 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 pro...
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