The hot zone, by richard preston - excerpt the hot zone captures the terrifying true story of an ebola outbreak that made its way from the jungles of africa to a research lab just outside of. In the hot zone, richard preston has woven epidemiological fact with the terrifying true story of how a strain of the ebola virus came to the united states. The hot zone summary & study guide richard preston this study guide consists of approximately 41 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of the hot zone.
Crisis in the hot zone by richard preston the new yorker, october 26, 1992 p 58 a reporter at large about an outbreak of ebola reston, a virus deadly to monkeys, but apparently harmless in. Richard preston (born august 5, 1954) is a new yorker writer and bestselling author who has written books about infectious disease, bioterrorism, redwoods and other subjects, as well as fiction.
The hot zone opens with the story of charles monet, a frenchman who lives in western kenya in january 1980 he decides to explore kitum cave, a natural landmark located on a peak called mount elgon a week later he becomes ill with a fever and vomiting, and he grows so ill that he must be flown to. 2 this book describes events between 1967 and 1993 the incubation period of the viruses in this book is less than twenty-four days. The hot zone, the nonfiction thriller about ebola that richard preston wrote 20 years ago, is back on best-seller lists. The national geographic channel has ordered a series based off of richard preston's 1995 book the hot zone, which is about the discovery of the ebola virus and an outbreak that occurred in.
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. This book will give you nightmares, cautions the new york timesrichard preston takes us inside the ongoing war against bioterrorism, investigating the anthrax attacks of october 2001 and the potential for a future bio-attack using smallpox or, worse yet, a new superpox virus resistant to all vaccines. The hot zone by richard preston was an amazing read that keeps you enthralled throughout the whole book it starts off with the introduction of the ebola virus into the world of the human beings it describes the virus in such a vivid and descriptive way that even through all of the gore i was amazed by how the author could put such vivid.
Richard preston has written nine books, including the hot zone, the demon in the freezer, and the wild trees his books have been translated into more than thirty languages, and most of them have first appeared as articles in the new yorker. The hot zone and all associated works, derivatives, and rights are copyright 1994 by richard preston published by anchor books, a division of random house, inc this work is believed to be used. Read the sentence from a summary about the hot zone richard preston's book the hot zone details the steps soldiers and scientists took to identify the deadly ebola virus found in monkeys near washington, dc.
Preston writes about true events—if sometimes exaggeratedly, as he has admitted—but the hot zone is also in the horror or thriller genre as in many books of this type, here preston sets a seemingly normal scene, but with an ominous tone of what is to come. Richard preston biography richard preston is the author of seven books, including the hot zone , the cobra event , the demon in the freezer and wild trees and is a regular contributor to the new yorker. The first thing to know about the hot zone, the 1995 bestseller by richard preston, is that it is not a romance novelwhile men, women, exotic getaways and showers are involved, they're not the type that would cue sade on the soundtrack.