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Richard Preston is the bestselling author of The Hot Zone, The Demon in the Freezer, The Wild Trees, and the novel The Cobra Event. A writer for The New Yorker since 1985, Preston is the only nondoctor to have received the Centers for Disease Control’s Champion of Prevention Award. He also holds an award from the American Institute of Physics. Preston lives outside of New York City.

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The Cobra Event

Written by Richard Preston


Format: Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 29, 1998
Price: $7.99

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The Cobra Event

Written by Richard Preston


Format: eBook
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $7.99

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The Demon in the Freezer
A True Story
Written by Richard Preston


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $7.99

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The Demon in the Freezer
A True Story
Written by Richard Preston


Format: Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Fawcett
On Sale: August 26, 2003
Price: $7.99

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First Light
The Search for the Edge of the Universe
Written by Richard Preston


Format: Trade Paperback, 300 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 29, 1996
Price: $19.00

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First Light
The Search for the Edge of the Universe
Written by Richard Preston


Format: eBook, 300 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 4, 2012
Price: $11.99

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The Hot Zone
The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus
Written by Richard Preston


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 15, 1999
Price: $15.95

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... Read more >
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The Hot Zone
The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus
Written by Richard Preston


Format: Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 20, 1995
Price: $7.99

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... Read more >
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The Hot Zone
The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus
Written by Richard Preston


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 14, 2012
Price: $7.99

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Panic in Level 4
Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science
Written by Richard Preston


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: June 16, 2009
Price: $16.00

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Panic in Level 4
Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science
Written by Richard Preston


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: May 27, 2008
Price: $11.99

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The Wild Trees
A Story of Passion and Daring
Written by Richard Preston


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 12, 2008
Price: $16.00

Hidden away in foggy, uncharted rain forest valleys in Northern California are the largest and tallest organisms the world has ever sustained–the coast redwood trees, Sequoia sempervirens. Ninety-six percent of the ancient redwood forests have been destroyed by logging, but the untouched fragments that remain are among the great wonders of... Read more >
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The Wild Trees
A Story of Passion and Daring
Written by Richard Preston


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $13.99

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