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The Resource Panic in level 4 : [cannibals, killer viruses, and other journeys to the edge of science], by Richard Preston, (sound recording)

Panic in level 4 : [cannibals, killer viruses, and other journeys to the edge of science], by Richard Preston, (sound recording)

Label
Panic in level 4 : [cannibals, killer viruses, and other journeys to the edge of science]
Title
Panic in level 4
Title remainder
[cannibals, killer viruses, and other journeys to the edge of science]
Statement of responsibility
by Richard Preston
Title variation
Panic in level four
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Bizarre illnesses and plagues that kill people in the most unspeakable ways. Obsessive and inspired efforts by scientists to solve mysteries and save lives. From The Hot Zone to The Demon in the Freezer and beyond, Richard Preston's bestselling works have mesmerized readers everywhere by showing them strange worlds of nature they never dreamed of. Panic in Level 4 is a grand tour through the eerie and unforgettable universe of Richard Preston, filled with incredible characters and mysteries that refuse to leave one's mind. Here are dramatic true stories from this acclaimed and award-winning author, including: the phenomenon of 'self-cannibals, ' who suffer from a rare genetic condition caused by one wrong letter in their DNA that forces them to compulsively chew their own flesh-- and why everyone may have a touch of this disease ; the search for the unknown host of Ebola virus, an organism hidden somewhere in African rain forests, where the disease finds its way into the human species, causing outbreaks of unparalleled horror ; the brilliant Russian brothers --'one mathematician divided between two bodies'-- who built a supercomputer in their apartment from mail-order parts in an attempt to find hidden order in the number pi. In fascinating, intimate, and exhilarating detail, Richard Preston portrays the frightening forces and constructive discoveries that are currently roiling and reordering our world, once again proving himself a master of the nonfiction narrative and, as noted in The Washington Post, 'a science writer with an uncommon gift for turning complex biology into riveting page-turners'" -- from publisher's web site
Cataloging source
TEFBT
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1954-
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Preston, Richard
Dewey number
616.02/4
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
  • RC81
  • RC81
LC item number
  • .P856 2008ab
  • .P856 2008ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by James Lurie
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lurie, James
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medicine, Popular
  • Science
  • Science writers
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Panic in level 4 : [cannibals, killer viruses, and other journeys to the edge of science], by Richard Preston, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Unabridged
  • Text version copyright 2008
  • Published by arrangement with Random House Audio Publishing Group
  • In container (17 cm.)
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
sky230107548
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
7 sound discs (ca. 67 min. each)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415949672
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
7599-CD
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Panic in level 4 : [cannibals, killer viruses, and other journeys to the edge of science], by Richard Preston, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Unabridged
  • Text version copyright 2008
  • Published by arrangement with Random House Audio Publishing Group
  • In container (17 cm.)
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
sky230107548
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
7 sound discs (ca. 67 min. each)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415949672
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
7599-CD
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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