Deadly feasts

tracking the secrets of a terrifying new plague
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StatementRichard Rhodes.
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Pagination278p. :
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Open LibraryOL22456969M
ISBN 100684819864
OCLC/WorldCa40238547

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Read 91 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In this brilliant and gripping medical detective story. Richard Rhode 4/5. "Deadly Feasts is a book to be read and pondered carefully -- and perhaps acted on -- possibly before eating one's next hamburger."– Oliver Sacks, The New Yorker Resources and DownloadsReleased on: "Deadly Feasts is a book to be read and pondered carefully -- and perhaps acted on -- possibly before eating one's next hamburger."– Oliver Sacks, The New Yorker About the Author/5(62).

Deadly Feasts: Tracking the Secrets of a Terrifying New Plague is a work of scientific nonfiction by Richard Lee Rhodes. First published inthe book traces the origins of BSE and considers the danger this disease poses to modern society.

The book is very popular with scientists, medical professionals, and students for its broad approach. Richard Lee Rhodes (born July 4, ) is an American historian, journalist, and author of both fiction and non-fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Making of the Atomic Bomb (), and most recently, Energy: A Human History ().

Rhodes has been awarded grants from the Ford Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Alma mater: Yale University. Photos. BOMC and QPB alternate selections; first serial to Washington Post Magazine; author tour.

FYI: Publication of Deadly Feasts has been moved up three months in order to inform public comment regarding a proposed ban, announced by the FDA in January, on the feeding of processed ruminant animal wastes to cattle/5(10). Deadly Feasts: Tracking The Secrets Of A Terrifying New Plague by Richard Rhodes.

In this brilliant and gripping medical detective story. Richard Rhodes follows virus hunters on three continents as they track the emergence of a deadly new brain disease that first kills Deadly feasts book in New Guinea, then cattle and young people in Britain and France.

An inside account of the fight to contain the world's deadliest diseases - and the panic and corruption that make them worse. The Next Pandemic is a firsthand account of Deadly feasts book like anthrax, bird flu, and others - and how we could do more to prevent their return.

It is both a gripping story of our brushes with fate and an urgent lesson on how we can keep ourselves safe from the inevitable. Deadly Feasts presents us relentlessly fatal diseases that might very well already be infiltrating our Western population through that most dangerous source--our food ' book presents the links between a disease called kuru which was passed through the women and children in aboriginal tribes in New Guinea and a rare disease that Cited by: Deadly Feasts provides one additional reason, and a very frightening one, for a switch to a vegetarian diet.

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In Deadly Feasts, Rhodes has once again written a wonderful book. In the late 's there was a slew of books published on the subject of disease and the possibilities of biological warfare thanks in no small part to Richard Preston's magnificent The Hot Zone/5(49).

George Johnson, The New York Times Book Review "A vivid and engrossing account of a scientific saga worthy of Paul de Kruff's Microbe-Hunters."-Beryl Lieff Benderly, San Jose Mercury News "Deadly Feasts is a book to be read and pondered carefully -- and perhaps acted on -- possibly before eating one's next hamburger."-Oliver Sacks, The New 4/5(K).

This gripping study of ``mad cow disease'' by Rhodes (The Making of the Atomic Bomb,etc.) weaves careful research and powerful stories into a chilling narrative that often reads more like science fiction. Indeed, Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle gets credit for prescience at one point: The plot of that novel involves an aberrant form of ice crystal that freezes the oceans and brings about.

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It is the history of BSE and all of the related spongiform diseases that Richard Rhodes tells so well in Deadly Feasts: Tracking the Secrets of a Terrifying New Plague.

In Deadly Feasts, Rhodes has once again written a wonderful book. In the late 's there was a slew of books published on the subject of disease and the possibilities of biological warfare thanks in no small part to Richard Preston's magnificent The Hot Zone/5(32).

Deadly Feasts by Richard Rhodes. Rhodes’ pathogen of choice is a twisted, rogue protein known as a prion. While the organism may not be familiar, the diseases it causes are: Creutzfeldt. Deadly Feasts - Deadly Feasts audiobook, by Richard Rhodes In this brilliant and gripping medical detective story, Richard Rhodes follows virus hunters on three continents as they track the emergence of a deadly new brain disease that first killed cannibals in New Guinea, then cattle and young people in Britain and France -- and that has already been.

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Sometimes I got the feeling that the book had been rushed a little too quickly into print. A notes section (like the superb one in ''The Making of the Atomic Bomb'') should have been considered essential.Get this from a library!

Deadly feasts: the. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Includes index. Description.ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Abridgment of: Deadly feasts / Richard Rhodes. Text also published: [New York]: Simon & Schuster, ©