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Richard Preston

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
Ballantine Books | Paperback | August 1998
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-40997-3 (0-345-40997-3)

"A PAGE-TURNER . . . THOROUGHLY FRIGHTENING."
--Newsweek

"ENORMOUSLY ENTERTAINING."
--The New York Times Book Review

"THIS BOOK SCARED THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF ME. . . . Manages to grab you with the authenticity of its scientific detective work and haunt you with its sheer plausibility."
--Entertainment Weekly

Five days ago, a homeless man on a... Read more






The Demon in the Freezer
Written by Richard Preston
Fawcett | Paperback | August 2003
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-46663-1 (0-345-46663-2)

“The bard of biological weapons captures
the drama of the front lines.”

-Richard Danzig, former secretary of the navy


The 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 protecting civilian populations against biological weapons. In... Read more






First Light
Written by Richard Preston
Random House | Trade Paperback | October 1996
$19.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-9185-7 (0-8129-9185-0)

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... Read more






The Hot Zone
Written by Richard Preston
Anchor | Trade Paperback | June 1999
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-49522-6 (0-385-49522-6)

The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus. 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... Read more






The Hot Zone
Written by Richard Preston
Anchor | Paperback | July 1995
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-385-47956-1 (0-385-47956-5)

The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus. 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... Read more






Panic in Level 4
Written by Richard Preston
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | June 2009
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7560-4 (0-8129-7560-X)

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... Read more






The Wild Trees
Written by Richard Preston
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | February 2008
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7559-8 (0-8129-7559-6)

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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