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Deadly Feasts: Tracking the Secrets of a Terrifying New Plague [Signed]

Rhodes, Richard

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ISBN 10: 0684823608 / ISBN 13: 9780684823607
Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 1997
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Floridly SIGNED in full by author Richard Rhodes in black marker on first blank page. Illustrated in b&w. Includes glossary, plus index. First printing, with "1" as the lowest number in print number line on copyright page. Printed in the USA. Bound in publisher's original laminated pictorial boards. No dustjacket. A very nice clean tight solid hardcover copy. 259pp. Scarce signed copy. SB-247. Size: 23.5 x 16cm. Bookseller Inventory # 023111

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Title: Deadly Feasts: Tracking the Secrets of a ...

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed

Edition: First Edition.

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb traces the spread of several new animal-related diseases, including "mad cow disease" and others that have spread throughout Europe and may soon emerge in the United States. 100,000 first printing. Tour.


The British epidemic of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or "mad cow" disease, is only one in a series of mysterious and often fatal afflictions that have baffled scientists for more than 40 years. Deadly Feasts is a compelling account of decades of research into a family of diseases ranging from kuru in primitive human tribes to scrapie in sheep. Richard Rhodes traces the attempts of scientists to understand these strange diseases, which are now known to be transmitted by ingesting the brain or nervous tissue of infected creatures, even though the pathogen itself is an enigma that seems to be neither bacterial nor viral. Deadly Feasts is packed with historical, anthropological, and epidemiological detail, and is graphic and occasionally even alarming in its speculations.

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