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The Cobra Event by Richard Preston

Title The Cobra Event
Author Richard Preston
Publisher Ballantine Books
Release Date 2007-04-10
Category Fiction
Total Pages 448
ISBN 9780345498137
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Cobra Event is set in motion one spring morning in New York City, when a seventeen-year-old student wakes up feeling vaguely ill. Hours later she is having violent seizures, blood is pouring out of her nose, and she has begun a hideous process of self-cannibalization. Soon, other gruesome deaths of a similar nature have been discovered, and the Centers for Disease Control sends a forensic pathologist to investigate. What she finds precipitates a federal crisis. The details of this story are fictional, but they are based on a scrupulously thorough inquiry into the history of biological weapons and their use by civilian and military terrorists. Richard Preston's sources include members of the FBI and the United States military, public health officials, intelligence officers in foreign governments, and scientists who have been involved in the testing of strategic bioweapons. The accounts of what they have seen and what they expect to happen are chilling. The Cobra Event is a dramatic, heart-stopping account of a very real threat, told with the skill and authority that made Preston's The Hot Zone an internationally acclaimed bestseller.

The Cobra Event by Richard Preston

Title The Cobra Event
Author Richard Preston
Publisher Random House Digital, Inc.
Release Date 1998
Category Fiction
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9780345409973
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A novel based on real-life events and situations focuses on top-secret operations by a U.S. government organization preparing for a mind-boggling, horrifying threat to civilian populations

The Cobra Event by Richard Preston

Title The Cobra Event
Author Richard Preston
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date 2020-05-07
Category Fiction
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9781398700833
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A deadly virus - and a desperate race against time. 'One of the most horrifying things I've ever read in my entire life' Stephen King One spring morning in New York City a seventeen-year-old student wakes up feeling vaguely ill. Hours later she is having violent seizures, blood is pouring out of her nose, and she begins to attack her own body in the most hideous way imaginable. Soon, other gruesome deaths of a similar nature have been discovered, and the autopsies reveal that a previously unknown virus is at large. It replicates horribly fast, it is always fatal - and is just too efficient to be entirely natural. When the Centre for Disease Control sends a forensic pathologist to investigate, her discoveries precipitate a national crisis. THE COBRA EVENT is a dramatic, heart-stopping thriller of an all-too-real threat.

Panic In Level 4 by Richard Preston

Title Panic in Level 4
Author Richard Preston
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2008-05-27
Category Science
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781588367280
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 (π). 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.”

The Demon In The Freezer by Richard Preston

Title The Demon in the Freezer
Author Richard Preston
Publisher Fawcett Books
Release Date 2003
Category Science
Total Pages 292
ISBN 9780345466631
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Now in paperback--the timely and terrifying investigation into the dark underworld of biological weapons from the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Hot Zone."

Germs by Judith Miller

Title Germs
Author Judith Miller
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2012-02-01
Category History
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9781439128152
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the wake of the anthrax letters following the attacks on the World Trade Center, Americans have begun to grapple with two difficult truths: that there is no terrorist threat more horrifying -- and less understood -- than germ warfare, and that it would take very little to mount a devastating attack on American soil. In Germs, three veteran reporters draw on top sources inside and outside the U.S. government to lay bare Washington's secret strategies for combating this deadly threat. Featuring an inside look at how germ warfare has been waged throughout history and what form its future might take (and in whose hands), Germs reads like a gripping detective story told by fascinating key figures: American and Soviet medical specialists who once made germ weapons but now fight their spread, FBI agents who track Islamic radicals, the Iraqis who built Saddam Hussein's secret arsenal, spies who travel the world collecting lethal microbes, and scientists who see ominous developments on the horizon. With clear scientific explanations and harrowing insights, Germs is a masterfully written -- and timely -- work of investigative journalism.

The Cobra Event by Richard / Spencer LaVyrle / McNab Preston (Andy / Kearsley, Susanna)

Title The Cobra Event
Author Richard / Spencer LaVyrle / McNab Preston (Andy / Kearsley, Susanna)
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2003
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN OCLC:809568873
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Cobra Effect by Christy Esmahan

Title The Cobra Effect
Author Christy Esmahan
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2016-11-29
Category
Total Pages 284
ISBN 1540732452
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Award-winning author of The Laptev Virus is back with another hard scifi book called The Cobra Effect. Cory Banks, a workaholic researcher, has been focused on one goal his entire life: finding a way to clean up the oceans. Living in India, he genetically engineers a bacterial strain that will degrade plastics but disaster strikes and the bacteria grow out of control, eating holes in boats, buoys, life jackets, etc. Desperate to stop the bacteria, Cory comes up with a plan to create a virus that will specifically attack them. But to do this he needs the help of a virologist and there's only one person who is skilled enough to handle this emergency on short notice. Her name is Sarah Spallanzani and she also happens to be his ex-girlfriend. Having recently finished her travails in The Laptev Virus, Sarah agrees to take on the problem. But tension mounts when Sarah discovers a second bacterial strain and suspects Cory of sabotage.

The Cobra Story by Carroll Shelby

Title The Cobra Story
Author Carroll Shelby
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1965
Category Cobra automobile
Total Pages 272
ISBN UOM:39015021227643
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

Title The Hot Zone
Author Richard Preston
Publisher Corgi
Release Date 1995
Category Ebola virus disease
Total Pages 383
ISBN 0552143030
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Imagine a killer with the infectiousness of the common cold and power of the Black Death. Imagine something so deadly that it wipes out 90% of those it touches. Imagine an organism against which there is no defence. But you don't need to imagine. Such a killer exists: it is a virus and its name is Ebola. The Hot Zone tells what happens when the unthinkable becomes reality: when a deadly virus, from the rain forests of Africa, crosses continents and infects a monkey house ten miles from the White House. Ebola is that reality. It has the power to decimate the world's population. Try not to panic. It will be back. There is nothing you can do...

First Light by Richard Preston

Title First Light
Author Richard Preston
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2012-04-04
Category Science
Total Pages 300
ISBN 9780307817426
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Seven years before Richard Preston wrote about horrifying viruses in The Hot Zone, he turned his attention to the cosmos. In First Light, he demonstrates his gift for creating an exciting and absorbing narrative around a complex scientific subject--in this case the efforts by astronomers at the Palomar Observatory in the San Gabriel Mountains of California to peer to the farthest edges of space through the Hale Telescope, attempting to solve the riddle of the creation of the universe. Richard Preston's name became a household word with The Hot Zone, which sold nearly 800,000 copies in hardcover, was on The New York Times's bestseller list for 42 weeks, and was the subject of countless magazine and newspaper articles. Preston has become a sought-after commentator on popular science subjects.

Blasphemy by Douglas Preston

Title Blasphemy
Author Douglas Preston
Publisher Forge Books
Release Date 2008-01-08
Category Fiction
Total Pages 416
ISBN 1429926910
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In Douglas Preston's Blasphemy, the world's biggest supercollider, locked in an Arizona mountain, was built to reveal the secrets of the very moment of creation: the Big Bang itself. The Torus is the most expensive machine ever created by humankind, run by the world's most powerful supercomputer. It is the brainchild of Nobel Laureate William North Hazelius. Will the Torus divulge the mysteries of the creation of the universe? Or will it, as some predict, suck the earth into a mini black hole? Or is the Torus a Satanic attempt, as a powerful televangelist decries, to challenge God Almighty on the very throne of Heaven? Twelve scientists under the leadership of Hazelius are sent to the remote mountain to turn it on, and what they discover must be hidden from the world at all costs. Wyman Ford, ex-monk and CIA operative, is tapped to wrest their secret, a secret that will either destroy the world...or save it. The countdown begins... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

American Steel by Richard Preston

Title American Steel
Author Richard Preston
Publisher Prentice Hall
Release Date 1991
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 278
ISBN UOM:39015019838567
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A chronicle of the efforts of America's ninth largest steel company to build a new steel plant in the Midwest's Rust Belt presents true-life characters and suspense in its exploration of the American steel industry

The Cobra Trilogy by Timothy Zahn

Title The Cobra Trilogy
Author Timothy Zahn
Publisher Baen Publishing Enterprises
Release Date 2004-09-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 848
ISBN 9781618244499
Language English, Spanish, and French
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He was a New Kind of Soldier, Created for a New Kind of War! Soldier . . . The colony worlds Adirondack and Silvern fell to the Troft forces almost without a struggle. Outnumbered and on the defensive, Earth made a desperate decision. It would attack the aliens not from space, but on the ground¾with forces the Trofts did not even suspect. Thus were created the Cobras, a guerilla force whose weapons were surgically implanted, invisible to the unsuspecting eye, yet undeniably deadly. But power brings temptation . . . and not all the Cobras could be trusted to fight for Earth alone. Jonny Moreau would learn the uses¾and abuses¾of his special abilities, and what it truly meant to be a Cobra. Mercenary . . . If anyone had told Jonny Moreau the Cobras would one day take orders from the alien Troft, he would have laughed without humor. He'd lost too many friends during the Troft war, though the Cobras triumphed in the end. Now, though, the Troft were trading partners¾and they feared what might be a mutual danger: A new race, ruthless and tenacious, that threatened human space as well as Troft. And the offer was five new planets for the overcrowded Cobra worlds. Jonny's son Justin would carry the Moreau name to danger . . . and learn that it takes more than a Cobra father to make a Cobra son. Governor . . . Corwin Moreau is governor of Aventine, but the fact that the Moreau family has held power for so long is beginning to generate bad feelings in the Cobra Worlds Council. But Corwin's niece, Jasmine, faces the greatest challenge. Her only ambition is to become a Cobra¾but no woman has ever been accepted to the Academy or ever will be, if her opponents have their way. Until a mission arises that demands her expertise, and requires that she be given the deadly Cobra implants. Because the enemy, too, knows that there are no female Cobras, and Jasmine can infiltrate without being suspected . . . she thinks. . . . The Complete Cobra Generational Saga, by the New York Times Best-Selling Author At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Cobra Ii by Michael R. Gordon

Title Cobra II
Author Michael R. Gordon
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2007
Category History
Total Pages 727
ISBN 9781400075393
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Draws on interviews with General Tommy Franks, Condoleezza Rice, and other officials and military personnel to provide a behind-the-scenes look at the decision-making process that determined the nature of American involvement in Iraq.

The Cobra Event by Anonim

Title The Cobra Event
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2000
Category English language
Total Pages 542
ISBN OCLC:271757175
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Wild Trees by Richard Preston

Title The Wild Trees
Author Richard Preston
Publisher Random House Incorporated
Release Date 2008
Category Science
Total Pages 294
ISBN 9780812975598
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Takes a close-up look at the world's tallest trees, the coast redwoods that grow only in the coastal regions of California, and at the previously unknown ecosystem that the trees form high in the air in the forest canopy.

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

Title The Hot Zone
Author Richard Preston
Publisher Anchor
Release Date 2012-03-14
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 448
ISBN 9780307817655
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus. Now a mini-series drama starring Julianna Margulies, Topher Grace, Liam Cunningham, James D'Arcy, and Noah Emmerich on National Geographic. 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 the appearance 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.

Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen

Title Squeeze Me
Author Carl Hiaasen
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2021-05-11
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780525435280
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER - A hilarious novel of social and political intrigue, set against the glittering backdrop of Florida's gold coast, from the author of Skinny Dip and Razor Girl "If you could use some wild escapism right now, Hiaasen is your guy." --The New York Times WITH A NEW EPILOGUE At the height of Palm Beach's charity ball season, Kiki Pew Fitzsimmons, a prominent member of geriatric high society, suddenly vanishes during a swank gala. Kiki Pew was a founding member of the Potussies, a group of women dedicated to supporting the President, who spends half the year at the "Winter White House" just down the road. Meanwhile, Angie Armstrong, wildlife wrangler extraordinaire, is called to the island to deal with a monster-sized Burmese python that has taken residency in a tree. But the President is focused on the disappearance of Kiki Pew. Never one to miss an opportunity to play to his base, he immediately declares her a victim of rampaging immigrant hordes. This, it turns out, is far from the truth, which now lies in the middle of the road, where a bizarre discovery brings the First Lady's motorcade to a grinding halt. Irreverent, ingenious, and uproariously entertaining, Squeeze Me perfectly captures the absurdity of our times.

Title Cobra Jet The History of Ford s Greatest High Performance Muscle Cars
Author Rob Kinnan
Publisher CarTech Inc
Release Date 2020-03-15
Category Transportation
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781613253786
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Relive Ford’s glory days in the muscle car era in this stunning new volume covering the popular and powerful Cobra Jets! Ford’s “Total Performance” racing program in the early 1960s was the first stone turned in the task of repurposing its image to the youth market. The introduction of the Mustang increased that exponentially, but even in 289 Hi-Po form it was no match for the Pontiac GTO or other muscle cars. Neither was the 1966 Fairlane GT or subsequent 390 Mustang the following year. But when the 428 Cobra Jet Mustang debuted at Pomona for the NHRA Winternationals in 1968, that image evolved from wholesome to fearsome! Cobra Jet Mustangs downed all comers and took the vaunted Super Stock Eliminator crown while introducing a new weapon under the hood to serve as fair warning to what was to be uncoiled at the stoplight. By the next model year with the revolutionary shaker hood on Cobra Jet-equipped Mach Is and the striking snake adorning the sheet metal of the midsize Cobra, Ford’s image makeover was complete. The demise of the muscle car era didn’t signify the end of the Cobra Jet, as Ford continued the performance reign with the 351 Cobra Jet. The legacy left by Mustang, Cougar, Torino, Cyclone, and Ranchero 428, 429, and 351 Cobra Jet-powered vehicles is indelible. Mustang Monthly editor Rob Kinnan and muscle car expert Diego Rosenberg bring this history back to life in an all-encompassing book that is the first to specifically feature all Cobra Jet cars, including the purpose-built drag cars of today! Cobra Jet: The History of Ford’s Greatest High Performance Cars will hypnotize you as the first and complete history of Ford’s most famous engines during the era’s peak.