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Lab 257

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 352 Nombre de pages
An exposé of the activities of a government biological research lab on New York's Plum Island describes the facility's routine wor... Lire la suite
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An exposé of the activities of a government biological research lab on New York's Plum Island describes the facility's routine work with exotic viruses and discusses its link to national safety and security interests. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

#8220;Startling...[Carroll] raises critical questions about the ever-changing balance between science, security and safety...Right on target.”

Auteur

Michael Christopher Carroll spent seven years researching and writing Lab 257. A native of Long Island and an avid outdoorsman, Carroll is now general counsel of a New York-based finance company. He lives on Long Island and in New York City.



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Strictly off limits to the public, Plum Island is home to virginal beaches, cliffs, forests, ponds -- and the deadliest germs that have ever roamed the planet. Lab 257 blows the lid off the stunning true nature and checkered history of Plum Island. It shows that the seemingly bucolic island in the shadow of New York City is a ticking biological time bomb that none of us can safely ignore.

Based on declassified government documents, in-depth interviews, and access to Plum Island itself, this is an eye-opening, suspenseful account of a federal government germ laboratory gone terribly wrong. For the first time, Lab 257 takes you deep inside this secret world and presents startling revelations on virus outbreaks, biological meltdowns, infected workers, the periodic flushing of contaminated raw sewage into area waters, and the insidious connections between Plum Island, Lyme disease, and the deadly West Nile virus. The book also probes what's in store for Plum Island's new owner, the Department of Homeland Security, in this age of bioterrorism.

Lab 257 is a call to action for those concerned with protecting present and future generations from preventable biological catastrophes.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Lab 257
Sous-titre: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Germ Laboratory
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Code EAN: 9780060781842
ISBN: 978-0-06-078184-2
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Harper Collins (US)
Genre: Biologie
nombre de pages: 352
Poids: 258g
Taille: H205mm x B137mm x T25mm
Année: 2005