The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus
Author: Richard Preston
Category: Health & Fitness
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.
The world of Harmony has its wonders, one of them being Rainshadow Island. Just beneath its surface, a maze of catacombs hides a dangerous secret… Halloween—with its tricks and treats—is a dust bunny’s dream come true. Just ask Lyle, Sedona Snow’s faithful sidekick. But for Sedona, it’s a nightmare. Though her new job managing a small hotel and tavern on Rainshadow is helping her move on from her tragic past, a bizarre disaster down in the catacombs has brought a pack of rowdy ghost hunters to her inn. And now, Sedona’s ex has arrived on the island, claiming he wants to get back together, just as a newcomer appears to have a strong interest in her. Cyrus Jones is the new Guild boss in town. He has his own agenda when it comes to Sedona, but even the best-laid plans are no match for the passion that springs up on Rainshadow…
‘The original reason for creating the concentration camps was to keep there such people whom we rightfully considered enemies of the State’ Herman Goering, Nuremberg Trial, 1946 Three British Asians are incarcerated in an unfamiliar land. Guilty or innocent? The journey of five characters is explored at their point of intersection. All is not what it seems. Truth and deception, reality and fabrication are woven together in this powerful tale that explores one of the most controversial aspects of modern day counter-terrorism. Inspired by the Guardian dossiers of interviews at Guantanamo Bay, this illuminative and daring new play looks at how the global ‘war on terror’ has rocked our perceptions of national and religious identity. Mixing fact and fiction, horror and dark humour, The Hot Zone boldly addresses the political abuse of human rights today.
A Soldier on the Front Lines of Biological Warfare
Author: Mark G. Kortepeter
Pubpsher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Inside the Hot Zone is an insider's account of one of the most dangerous workplaces on earth: the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Retired U.S. Army Col. Mark G. Kortepeter, a leading biodefense expert, recounts his journey from the lecture hall to the role of department chief, to the battlefield, to the Biosafety Level-4 maximum containment lab, and finally, to the corner office. During Kortepeter's seven and a half years in leadership at USAMRIID, the United States experienced some of the most serious threats in modern germ warfare, including the specter of biological weapons during the Iraq War, the anthrax letters sent after 9/11, and a little-known crisis involving a presumed botulism attack on the president of the United States. Inside the Hot Zone is a shocking, frightening eye-opener as Kortepeter describes in gripping detail how he and his USAMRIID colleagues navigated threats related to anthrax, botulism, smallpox, Lassa, and Ebola. Kortepeter crafts a rich and riveting narrative as he wrestles with life-and-death decisions managing biological weapon exposures. The stories are real, but they could just as easily serve as plotlines in popular fiction or Hollywood thrillers. He gives the reader a seat at the table as each crisis unfolds, with an unvarnished and personal perspective on the dangers, the drama, the fear, the frustrations, the irony, and the uncertainty he encountered as a physician in the role of "Biodefender."
For the first time, HazMat responders have a book that will effectively track exposure to hot zones by recording medical monitoring of vital signs both pre- and post-operations, as well as time “on air” and other duties assigned in the hot zone. This pocket-sized personal log enables individuals to maintain a historical record of personal performance following the completion of training events to actual HazMat incidents. It is ideal for HazMat technicians and trained personnel who respond to and operate in contaminated environments, especially where Level-A or Level-B Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) with Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) is required. “Personal Data Sheets,” a cornerstone of this unique resource, allow individuals to quickly record important information regarding their actions while operating in the hot zone.
Release on 2015-06 | by Ian Edginton,Francesco Trifogli
Author: Ian Edginton,Francesco Trifogli
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
The Blight spread around the world like wildfire, reducing the human race to ashes. In its aftermath, the Earth was ripe for the picking - and the Hinterkind stepped out from the shadows of myth and legend to reap the harvest. But where did this global scourge originally come from? Now the secret of the Blight is finally revealed, as our tale flashes back to a time just before the infection began and then forward to the world as it now is - an era on the cusp of a great war between the regal Sidhe, the brutal Skinlings, and the vicious Vampire Nation. As betrayals and bodies pile up on all sides, a handful of heroes and rogues seek to harness the ultimate weapon - a force that will either stop the bloodshed or destroy everyone that remains! Collecting issues #13-18 of the hit Vertigo series, HINTERKIND VOL. 3: THE HOT ZONE presents the stunning conclusion to Ian Edgington and Francesco Trifolgi's fascinating fantasy epic.
Release on 2010-03-12 | by Kazuo Nakajima,Noritaka Usami
Author: Kazuo Nakajima,Noritaka Usami
Pubpsher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Technology & Engineering
This book, a continuation of the series “Advances in Materials Research,” is intended to provide the general basis of the science and technology of crystal growth of silicon for solar cells. In the face of the destruction of the global environment,the degradationofworld-widenaturalresourcesandtheexha- tion of energy sources in the twenty-?rst century, we all have a sincere desire for a better/safer world in the future. In these days, we strongly believe that it is important for us to rapidly developanewenvironment-friendlycleanenergyconversionsystemusingsolar energyastheultimatenaturalenergysource. Forinstance,mostofournatural resources and energy sources will be exhausted within the next 100 years. Speci?cally, the consumption of oil, natural gas, and uranium is a serious problem. Solar energy is the only ultimate natural energy source. Although 30% of total solar energy is re?ected at the earth’s surface, 70% of total solar energy can be available for us to utilize. The available solar energy amounts to severalthousand times larger than the world’s energy consumption in 2000 of about 9,000 Mtoe (M ton oil equivalent). To manage 10% of the world’s energy consumption at 2050 by solar energy, we must manufacture 40 GW solar cells per year continuously for 40 years. The required silicon feedstock is about 400,000 ton per year. We believe that this is an attainable target, since it can be realized by increasing the world production of silicon feedstock by 12times asmuchasthe presentproductionat2005.
A Dystopian Saga: The Hot Zone Meets The Handmaid's Tale
Author: Sharon Shipley
Pubpsher: Independently Published
It is the 24th CENTURY. A sex-specific plague has annihilated females worldwide. Blamed, the male of the species is saved as a select breeding stock featured in bizarre fertility rituals-or dumbed-down worker-drones-if they are very, very lucky, when every female is reborn a Guerrilla of a most merciless and blood-thirsty RESISTANCE! A World Without Men, where even the language is scoured of all things male, until both male and female rebel, desperately seeking a way out of this brave new contaminated world.
Release on 2007-08-28 | by Keith Devlin,Gary Lorden
Solving Crime with Mathematics
Author: Keith Devlin,Gary Lorden
The companion to the hit CBS crime series Numb3rs presents the fascinating way mathematics is used to fight real-life crime Using the popular CBS prime-time TV crime series Numb3rs as a springboard, Keith Devlin (known to millions of NPR listeners as ?the Math Guy? on NPR?s Weekend Edition with Scott Simon) and Gary Lorden (the principal math advisor to Numb3rs) explain real-life mathematical techniques used by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to catch and convict criminals. From forensics to counterterrorism, the Riemann hypothesis to image enhancement, solving murders to beating casinos, Devlin and Lorden present compelling cases that illustrate how advanced mathematics can be used in state-of-the-art criminal investigations.