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And the Waters Turned to Blood: The Ultimate Biological Threat

Barker, Rodney

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ISBN 10: 0684831260 / ISBN 13: 9780684831268
Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 1997
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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346 p. Illustrations. Gossary. Index. In the wake of "The Hot Zone" comes this true story of a microorganism even deadlier and closer to home than the Ebola virus--and of a dedicated scientist battling medical, political, and coporate powers as she tries to save humankind from a terrifying new plague. First edition. Stated. First printing [stated]. Bookseller Inventory # 58147

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Title: And the Waters Turned to Blood: The Ultimate...

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: very good

Edition: 1st Edition

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The author of Dancing with the Devil offers a chilling account of a mysterious, microscopic, aquatic organism that is threatening the eastern coast of North America and the work of a dedicated scientist as she and her colleagues race against time to stop a possible plague. 75,000 first printing. Tour.

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Don't drink the water. Don't swim in it, fish in it, or even bathe in it. Rodney Barker's book, And the Waters Turned to Blood details the latest plague to visit our shores: Pfiesteria piscicida, the "cell from hell," an aquatic microorganism that causes sufferers to exhibit symptoms similar to Alzheimers or multiple sclerosis. As it follows the fortunes of Dr. JoAnn Burkholder, one of the first scientists to recognize the danger of Pfiesteria, Barker's book reads like a cross between science fiction and conspiracy theory: Dr. Burkholder discovers that excessive pollution in the rivers and coastal waters of the Southeastern United States causes a deadly microorganism to breed like crazy; state and federal government attempts to suppress the report.

An investigative reporter by training, Mr. Barker writes And the Waters Turned to Blood like a thriller, revealing pieces of the puzzle judiciously as he builds tension. Unlike in a literary thriller, however, there is no tidy ending to this story. Readers will be left with the disturbing knowledge that fish are still dying, fishermen are still getting sick, and the potential for disaster in this latest scourge is still unmeasured.

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