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Wayne Biddle

Wayne Biddle won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the “Star Wars” antimissile project. He is the author of five previous books, including A Field Guide to Germs, winner of the American Medical Writers Association’s Walter C. Alvarez Honor Award, and Dark Side of the Moon, which was selected as a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice. He teaches at Johns Hopkins University.

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A Field Guide to Germs
Written by Wayne Biddle
Anchor | Trade Paperback | June 2002
$16.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3051-4 (1-4000-3051-X)

From the ravages of the Ebola virus in Zaire to outbreaks of pneumonic plague in India and drug-resistant TB in New York City, contagious diseases are fighting back against once-unconquerable modern medicine. Public concern about infectious disease is on the rise as newspapers trumpet the arrivals of new germs and the... Read more






A Field Guide to Radiation
Written by Wayne Biddle
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | July 2012
$16.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-312127-5 (0-14-312127-8)

A comprehensive and accessible guide to understanding how radiation affects our everyday lives

Nuclear energy, X-rays, radon, cell phones . . . radiation is part of the way we live on a daily basis, and yet the sources and repercussions of our exposure to it remain mysterious. Now Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Wayne...

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