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Biochemistry (Hardcover, 9th edition): Owen McDougal, Shawn O Farrell, Mary Campbell Biochemistry (Hardcover, 9th edition)
Owen McDougal, Shawn O Farrell, Mary Campbell
R1,040 R899 Discovery Miles 8 990 Save R141 (14%) In stock

Ideal for those studying biochemistry for the first time, this proven book balances scientific detail with readability and shows you how principles of biochemistry affect your everyday life. Designed throughout to help you succeed (and excel!), the book includes in-text questions that help you master key concepts, end-of-chapter problem sets grouped by problem type that help you prepare for exams, and state-of-the art visuals that help you understand key processes and concepts. In addition, visually dynamic "Hot Topics" cover the latest advances in the field, while "Biochemical Connections" demonstrate how biochemistry affects other fields, such as health and sports medicine. The accompanying OWL homework offers end-of-chapter problems in digital form, giving you on-demand access to hints, solutions, and other information directly related to the problem.

Voet's Principles of Biochemistry (Paperback, 5th Edition, Global Edition): Donald Voet, Judith G. Voet, Charlotte W. Pratt Voet's Principles of Biochemistry (Paperback, 5th Edition, Global Edition)
Donald Voet, Judith G. Voet, Charlotte W. Pratt
R1,648 R1,512 Discovery Miles 15 120 Save R136 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Voet's Principles of Biochemistry, Global Edition addresses the enormous advances in biochemistry, particularly in the areas of structural biology and bioinformatics. It provides a solid biochemical foundation that is rooted in chemistry to prepare students for the scientific challenges of the future. New information related to advances in biochemistry and experimental approaches for studying complex systems are introduced. Notes on a variety of human diseases and pharmacological effectors have been expanded to reflect recent research findings. While continuing in its tradition of presenting complete and balanced coverage, this Global Edition includes new pedagogy and enhanced visuals that provide a clear pathway for student learning.

Ingredient - Unveiling the Essential Elements of Food (Hardcover): Ali Bouzari Ingredient - Unveiling the Essential Elements of Food (Hardcover)
Ali Bouzari 1
R820 R512 Discovery Miles 5 120 Save R308 (38%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

There are ingredients, and then there are Ingredients. An ingredient is what we're used to thinking about in the kitchen - things like tomatoes, tofu or thyme. An Ingredient is what those things are made of. There are millions of ingredients, but only eight Ingredients: Waters, Sugars, Carbs, Lipids, Proteins, Minerals, Gases and Heat. Ingredient isn't a book of recipes - instead, it's about learning to see beneath the surface of food, exposing the moving parts that cause every failure and every triumph in every kitchen. You can apply the mindset laid out in Ingredient to any recipe or technique, regardless of your skill level or how you like to cook. Home cooks will feel ready to take on any recipe, and restaurant cooks will feel prepared for anything that comes out of the fire. Beginners will have a lifeline if something goes wrong, and masters will improve dishes they've been cooking for years. Fans of old-school cuisine will understand classic preparations like never before and the innovation-minded will advance the art of cooking even further. Renowned culinary scientist Ali Bouzari illuminates the elemental world of food and unlocks the secrets of ingredients in a lively, engaging and accessible way that dramatically changes the way we look at our food.

Introductory Physics for Biological Scientists (Paperback): Christof M. Aegerter Introductory Physics for Biological Scientists (Paperback)
Christof M. Aegerter
R1,716 R1,453 Discovery Miles 14 530 Save R263 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Why do elephants have sturdier thigh bones than humans? Why can't ostriches fly? How do bacteria swim through fluids? With each chapter structured around relevant biological case studies and examples, this engaging, full-colour book introduces fundamental physical concepts essential in the study of biological phenomena. Optics is introduced within the context of butterfly wing colouration, electricity is explained through the propagation of nerve signals, and accelerated motion is conveniently illustrated using the example of the jumping armadillo. Other key physical concepts covered include waves, mechanical forces, thermodynamics and magnetism, and important biological techniques are also discussed within this context, such as gel electrophoresis and fluorescence microscopy. A detailed appendix provides further discussion of the mathematical concepts utilised within the book, and numerous exercises and quizzes allow readers to test their understanding of key concepts. This book is invaluable to students aiming to improve their quantitative and analytical skills and understand the deeper nature of biological phenomena.

Some Assembly Required - Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA (Hardcover): Neil Shubin Some Assembly Required - Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA (Hardcover)
Neil Shubin
R631 R501 Discovery Miles 5 010 Save R130 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Concise Biochemistry (Paperback): Anatoly Bezkorovainy, Max E. Rafelson Concise Biochemistry (Paperback)
Anatoly Bezkorovainy, Max E. Rafelson
R2,002 Discovery Miles 20 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This work offers succinct, medically-oriented coverage of biochemistry, examining biologically important materials and presenting the properties of nucleic acids as well as nucleic acid metabolism. Each metabolic process is integrated in a review of overall energy metabolism, diabetes and starvation. A solutions manual is available to instructors only.

Selenium in the Environment (Hardcover): William T. Frankenberger Selenium in the Environment (Hardcover)
William T. Frankenberger; Edited by Sally M. Benson
R6,863 Discovery Miles 68 630 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Discusses the biochemical and geological cycling of selenium (Se), its worldwide distribution, and the factors controlling its fate and transport within and between major environmental media, presenting a global assessment of selenium's complex environmental behaviour. The focus of this work is upon Se management and remediation strategies.

Lectin-Microorganism Interactions (Hardcover): R. Doyle Lectin-Microorganism Interactions (Hardcover)
R. Doyle
R6,856 Discovery Miles 68 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Provides in-depth coverage of lectins and their interactions with micro-organisms and demonstrates how lectins function as probes for viral, bacterial, fungal and protozoal surfaces, as well as for blood group antigens.

Vitamin E in Health and Disease - Biochemistry and Clinical Applications (Hardcover): Lester Packer Vitamin E in Health and Disease - Biochemistry and Clinical Applications (Hardcover)
Lester Packer
R6,321 Discovery Miles 63 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Probes developments and trends in research and clinical applications of vitamin E, discussing its chemistry and biochemistry and natural occurence in nuts, seeds, whole grains and vegetable and fish-liver oils. The book covers new findings on the role of vitamin E as a biological response modifier.

Peptide and Protein Drug Delivery (Hardcover): Vincent Lee Peptide and Protein Drug Delivery (Hardcover)
Vincent Lee
R8,923 Discovery Miles 89 230 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Covers fundamentals of peptide and protein drug delivery. This reference/text includes such considerations as synthesis, physical chemistry and biochemistry, analysis, proteolytic and transport constraints, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics as well as bioavailability from routes of administration.

Biochemistry (Hardcover, 9th ed. 2019): Jeremy M. Berg, Lubert Stryer, John Tymoczko, Gregory Gatto Biochemistry (Hardcover, 9th ed. 2019)
Jeremy M. Berg, Lubert Stryer, John Tymoczko, Gregory Gatto
R2,146 Discovery Miles 21 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For four decades, this extraordinary textbook played a pivotal role in the way biochemistry is taught, offering exceptionally clear writing, and innovative graphics, coverage of the latest research techniques and advances, and a signature emphasis on physiological and medical relevance. Those defining features are at the heart of this new edition. Paired for the first time with SaplingPlus the most innovative digital solution for biochemistry students. Offering the best combination of resources to help students visualise material and develop successful problem-solving skills in an effort to help students master complex concepts in isolation, and draw on that mastery to make connections across concepts.

Essentials of General, Organic, and Biochemistry (Hardcover, 3rd ed. 2019): Denise Guinn Essentials of General, Organic, and Biochemistry (Hardcover, 3rd ed. 2019)
Denise Guinn
R2,075 Discovery Miles 20 750 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Guinn's Essentials of General, Organic and Biochemistry uses health and medicine as the framework for learning the fundamentals of chemistry in this student-centered one-semester text. The newly revised 3rd edition focuses on core concepts and necessary math skills, and features a revamped organization to align with traditional course organization and shorter, more condensed chapters. Easily digestible content and medical applications help reduce student anxiety and make chemistry meaningful for students preparing for future careers in nursing and other allied health professions. Paired with SaplingPlus and an embedded eBook, students will be able to focus their study with adaptive quizzing and understand the relevance of chemistry through videos, animations and case studies.

Organic Mechanisms - Reactions, Stereochemistry and Synthesis (Hardcover, 3rd): Reinhard Bruckner Organic Mechanisms - Reactions, Stereochemistry and Synthesis (Hardcover, 3rd)
Reinhard Bruckner; Illustrated by Wolfgang Zettlmeier; Preface by Paul A. Wender; Edited by Michael Harmata
R3,057 R2,516 Discovery Miles 25 160 Save R541 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This English edition of a best-selling and award-winning German textbook Reaction Mechanisms: Organic Reactions . Stereochemistry . Modern Synthetic Methods is aimed at those who desire to learn organic chemistry through an approach that is facile to understand and easily committed to memory. Michael Harmata, Norman Rabjohn Distinguished Professor of Organic Chemistry (University of Missouri) surveyed the accuracy of the translation, made certain contributions, and above all adapted its rationalizations to those prevalent in the organic chemistry community in the English-speaking world.

Throughout the book fundamental and advanced reaction mechanisms are presented with meticulous precision. The systematic use of red "electron-pushing arrows" allows students to follow each transformation elementary step by elementary step. Mechanisms are not only presented in the traditional contexts of rate laws and substituent effects but, whenever possible, are illustrated using practical, useful and state-of-the-art reactions. The abundance of stereoselective reactions included in the treatise makes the reader familiar with key concepts of stereochemistry.

The fundamental topics of the book address the needs of upper-level undergraduate students, while its advanced sections are intended for graduate-level audiences. Accordingly, this book is an essential learning tool for students and a unique addition to the reference desk of practicing organic chemists, who as life-long learners desire to keep abreast of both fundamental and applied aspects of our science. In addition, it will well serve ambitious students in chemistry-related fields such as biochemistry, medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry.

From the reviews:

"Professor Bruckner has further refined his already masterful synthetic organic chemistry classic; the additions are seamless and the text retains the magnificent clarity, rigour and precision which were the hallmark of previous editions. The strength of the book stems from Professor Bruckner s ability to provide lucid explanations based on a deep understanding of physical organic chemistry and to limit discussion to very carefully selected reaction classes illuminated by exquisitely pertinent examples, often from the recent literature. The panoply of organic synthesis is analysed and dissected according to fundamental structural, orbital, kinetic and thermodynamic principles with an effortless coherence that yields great insight and never over-simplifies. The perfect source text for advanced Undergraduate and Masters/PhD students who want to understand, in depth, the art of synthesis ."
Alan C. Spivey, Imperial College London

"Bruckner s Organic Mechanisms accurately reflects the way practicing organic chemists think and speak about organic reactions. The figures are beautifully drawn and show the way organic chemists graphically depict reactions. It uses a combination of basic valence bond pictures with more sophisticated molecular orbital treatments. It handles mechanisms both from the "electron pushing perspective" and from a kinetic and energetic view. The book will be very useful to new US graduate students and will help bring them to the level of sophistication needed to be serious researchers in organic chemistry."
Charles P. Casey, University of Wisconsin-Madison

"This is an excellent advanced organic chemistry textbook that provides a key resource for students and teachers alike."
Mark Rizzacasa, University of Melbourne, Australia."

Chemistry and Biology of Artificial Nucleic Acids (Hardcover): Martin Egli, Piet Herdewijn Chemistry and Biology of Artificial Nucleic Acids (Hardcover)
Martin Egli, Piet Herdewijn
R4,339 R3,986 Discovery Miles 39 860 Save R353 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the field of artificial nucleic acids. Covering a tremendous amount of literature on the chemistry, biology, and structure of artificial nucleic acids, it will constitute an invaluable source of information for the specialist and for young researchers interested in starting a career in this fascinating field of research alike.
This book combines the contributions of many of the major players in this research field, and covers the synthesis of sugar-, base- and backbone-modified nucleic acids, their structural characteristics studied by X-ray crystallography, and NMR in solution as well as their chemical and biological properties.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Bob B. Buchanan, Wilhelm Gruissem, Russell L. Jones Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Bob B. Buchanan, Wilhelm Gruissem, Russell L. Jones
R2,686 R2,430 Discovery Miles 24 300 Save R256 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants, 2nd Edition has been hailed as a major contribution to the plant sciences literature and critical acclaim has been matched by global sales success. Maintaining the scope and focus of the first edition, the second will provide a major update, include much new material and reorganise some chapters to further improve the presentation. This book is meticulously organised and richly illustrated, having over 1,000 full-colour illustrations and 500 photographs. It is divided into five parts covering: Compartments, Cell Reproduction, Energy Flow, Metabolic and Developmental Integration, and Plant Environment and Agriculture. Specific changes to this edition include: * Completely revised with over half of the chapters having a major rewrite. * Includes two new chapters on signal transduction and responses to pathogens. * Restructuring of section on cell reproduction for improved presentation. * Dedicated website to include all illustrative material. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants holds a unique place in the plant sciences literature as it provides the only comprehensive, authoritative, integrated single volume book in this essential field of study.

Pratt's Essential Biochemistry Global Edition (Paperback): Charlotte W. Pratt, Kathleen Cornely Pratt's Essential Biochemistry Global Edition (Paperback)
Charlotte W. Pratt, Kathleen Cornely
R1,453 R1,333 Discovery Miles 13 330 Save R120 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Pratt's Essential Biochemistry, Global Edition aims to provide a solid foundation in biochemistry, presenting complete, up-to-date information while focusing on the practical aspects of biochemistry as it applies to human health, nutrition and disease. It presents a broad, but not overwhelming coverage of basic biochemical concepts that focus on the chemistry behind biology, structure-function relationships, transformation of energy and how genetic information is stored and made accessible. It relates these concepts to practical knowledge as well as providing many problem-solving opportunities to enhance skills.

Wilson and Walker's Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Paperback, 8th Revised edition):... Wilson and Walker's Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Paperback, 8th Revised edition)
Andreas Hofmann, Samuel Clokie 1
R1,332 R1,164 Discovery Miles 11 640 Save R168 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Bringing this best-selling textbook right up to date, the new edition uniquely integrates the theories and methods that drive the fields of biology, biotechnology and medicine, comprehensively covering both the techniques students will encounter in lab classes and those that underpin current key advances and discoveries. The contents have been updated to include both traditional and cutting-edge techniques most commonly used in current life science research. Emphasis is placed on understanding the theory behind the techniques, as well as analysis of the resulting data. New chapters cover proteomics, genomics, metabolomics, and bioinformatics, as well as data analysis and visualisation. Using accessible language to describe concepts and methods, and with a wealth of new in-text worked examples to challenge students' understanding, this textbook provides an essential guide to the key techniques used in current bioscience research.

USMLE Road Map Biochemistry (Paperback): Richard MacDonald USMLE Road Map Biochemistry (Paperback)
Richard MacDonald
R1,135 Discovery Miles 11 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. A premier tool for course review and USMLE preparation that distills the essential facts within biochemistry and helps students master the required content You'll never find an easier, more efficient, and more focused way to ace biochemistry and biochemistry-related questions on the USMLE and course examinations than the USMLE Road Map. Designed to provide maximum learning in minimum time, this fully updated USMLE Road Map offers a concise, creative, and well-illustrated approach to mastering biochemistry.

Time-Resolved Mass Spectrometry - From Concept to Applications (Hardcover): Pawel Urban, Yu-Chie Chen, Yi-Sheng Wang Time-Resolved Mass Spectrometry - From Concept to Applications (Hardcover)
Pawel Urban, Yu-Chie Chen, Yi-Sheng Wang
R2,117 R1,911 Discovery Miles 19 110 Save R206 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Time is an important factor in physical and natural sciences. It characterizes the progress of chemical and biochemical processes. Mass spectrometry provides the means to study molecular structures by detecting gas-phase ions with the unique mass-to-charge ratios. Time-resolved mass spectrometry (TRMS) allows one to differentiate between chemical states that can be observed sequentially at different time points. Real-time mass spectrometric monitoring enables recording data continuously with a specified temporal resolution. The TRMS approaches introduced during the past few decades have shown temporal resolutions ranging from hours down to microseconds and beyond. This text covers the key aspects of TRMS. It introduces ion sources, mass analyzers, and interfaces utilized in time-resolved measurements; discusses the influence of data acquisition and treatment; finally, it reviews most prominent applications of TRMS in the studies of reaction kinetics and mechanism, physicochemical phenomena, protein structure dynamics, biocatalysis, and metabolic profiling. It will assist science and engineering students to gain a basic understanding of the TRMS concept, and to recognize its usefulness. In addition, it may benefit scientists who conduct molecular studies in the areas of chemistry, physics and biology.

Handbook of Food Chemistry (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Peter Chi Keung Cheung, Bhavbhuti M. Mehta Handbook of Food Chemistry (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Peter Chi Keung Cheung, Bhavbhuti M. Mehta
R14,998 R9,192 Discovery Miles 91 920 Save R5,806 (39%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This handbook is intended to be a comprehensive reference for the various chemical aspects of foods and food products. Apart from the traditional knowledge, this book covers the most recent research and development of food chemistry in the areas of functional foods and nutraceuticals, organic and genetically modified foods, nonthermal food processing as well as nanotechnology. This handbook contains both the basic and advanced chemistry both for food research and its practical applications in various food related industries and businesses. This book is appropriate for undergraduates and postgraduates in the academics and professionals from the various disciplines and industries who are interested in applying knowledge of food chemistry in their respective fields.

Bugs as Drugs - Therapeutic Microbes for Prevention and Treatment of Disease (Hardcover): Robert A Britton, Patrice D Cani Bugs as Drugs - Therapeutic Microbes for Prevention and Treatment of Disease (Hardcover)
Robert A Britton, Patrice D Cani
R2,495 R2,239 Discovery Miles 22 390 Save R256 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Associations between the composition of the intestinal microbiome and many human diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease, cardiovascular disease, metabolic disorders, and cancer, have been elegantly described in the past decade. Now, whole-genome sequencing, bioinformatics, and precision gene-editing techniques are being combined with centuries-old therapies, such as fecal microbiota transplantation, to translate current research into new diagnostics and therapeutics to treat complex diseases. Bugs as Drugs provides a much-needed overview of microbes in therapies and will serve as an excellent resource for scientists and clinicians as they carry out research and clinical studies on investigating the roles the microbiota plays in health and disease. In Bugs as Drugs, editors Robert A. Britton and Patrice D. Cani have assembled a fascinating collection of reviews that chart the history, current efforts, and future prospects of using microorganisms to fight disease and improve health. Sections cover traditional uses of probiotics, next-generation microbial therapeutics, controlling infectious diseases, and indirect strategies for manipulating the host microbiome.

Handbook of Biopolymer-Based Materials - From Blends and Composites to Gels and Complex Networks (Hardcover): Sabu Thomas,... Handbook of Biopolymer-Based Materials - From Blends and Composites to Gels and Complex Networks (Hardcover)
Sabu Thomas, Dominique Durand, Christophe Chassenieux, Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai
R7,419 R6,812 Discovery Miles 68 120 Save R607 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This first systematic scientific reference in the area of micro- and nanostructured biopolymer systems discusses in two volumes the morphology, structure, dynamics, properties and applications of all important biopolymers, as well as their blends, composites, interpenetrating networks and gels.
Selected leading researchers from industry, academia, government and private research institutions around the globe comprehensively review recent accomplishments in the field. They examine the current state of the art, new challenges, and opportunities, discussing all
the synthetic routes to the generation of both micro- and nano-morphologies, as well as the synthesis, characterization and application of porous biopolymers.
An outstanding resource for anyone involved in the fi eld of eco-friendly biomaterials for advanced technologies.

A Life Force in Life Science - Discovering Ida MacLean (Paperback): Penny Freedman A Life Force in Life Science - Discovering Ida MacLean (Paperback)
Penny Freedman
R287 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R51 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A Life Force in Life Science tells the extraordinary story of Ida Smedley MacLean. Clever and charismatic, Ida was born in Birmingham in1877 but went on to study chemistry at Cambridge at a time when women working within science was still controversial. She won international awards and prizes, did pioneering work in biochemistry and, during WW1, worked with Chaim Weizmann, the future President of Israel, making a major contribution to the war effort. Founder of the British Federation and the International Federation of University Women, she worked throughout her life for the rights of women in the workplace and was responsible, during the 1930s, for enabling Jewish women scientists and academics to find asylum and work in the UK and USA - all while raising two children. Ida's story is told through her diaries, letters and memorabilia, to which the author was given unique access by Ida's granddaughter. For any woman who has combined a career with bringing up a family, it is fascinating to see Ida MacLean inventing herself as the professional working mother. Ida's story - the tale of a brilliant, loving, energetic, brave scientist and mother - should be more widely known and we are pleased to bring her life to a new audience in this carefully researched and inspiring biography.

Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry - International Edition (Hardcover, 7th ed. 2017): David L. Nelson, Michael M. Cox Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry - International Edition (Hardcover, 7th ed. 2017)
David L. Nelson, Michael M. Cox
R2,294 R2,161 Discovery Miles 21 610 Save R133 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The number one bestselling textbook for the introductory biochemistry course because it brings clarity and coherence to an often unwieldy discipline, offering a thoroughly updated survey of biochemistry's enduring principles, definitive discoveries, and groundbreaking new advances with each edition. This new Seventh Edition maintains the qualities that have distinguished the text since Albert Lehninger's original edition-clear writing, careful explanations of difficult concepts, helpful problem-solving support, and insightful communication of contemporary biochemistry's core ideas, new techniques, and pivotal discoveries. Again, David Nelson and Michael Cox introduce students to an extraordinary amount of exciting new findings without an overwhelming amount of extra discussion or detail. With this edition, W.H. Freeman and Sapling Learning have teamed up to provide the book's richest, most completely integrated text/media learning experience yet, through an extraordinary new online resource; SaplingPlus. See 'Instructor Resources' and 'Student Resources' for further information.

The Demon in the Freezer - A True Story (Paperback, 1st Ballantine mass market ed): Richard Preston The Demon in the Freezer - A True Story (Paperback, 1st Ballantine mass market ed)
Richard Preston
R189 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R35 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

“The bard of biological weapons captures
the drama of the front lines.”

-Richard Danzig, former secretary of the navy


The first major bioterror event in the United States-the anthrax attacks in October 2001-was a clarion call for scientists who work with “hot” agents to find ways of protecting civilian populations against biological weapons. In The Demon in the Freezer, his first nonfiction book since The Hot Zone, a #1 New York Times bestseller, Richard Preston takes us into the heart of Usamriid, the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Maryland, once the headquarters of the U.S. biological weapons program and now the epicenter of national biodefense.

Peter Jahrling, the top scientist at Usamriid, a wry virologist who cut his teeth on Ebola, one of the world’s most lethal emerging viruses, has ORCON security clearance that gives him access to top secret information on bioweapons. His most urgent priority is to develop a drug that will take on smallpox-and win. Eradicated from the planet in 1979 in one of the great triumphs of modern science, the smallpox virus now resides, officially, in only two high-security freezers-at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta and in Siberia, at a Russian virology institute called Vector. But the demon in the freezer has been set loose. It is almost certain that illegal stocks are in the possession of hostile states, including Iraq and North Korea. Jahrling is haunted by the thought that biologists in secret labs are using genetic engineering to create a new superpox virus, a smallpox resistant to all vaccines.

Usamriid went into a state of Delta Alert on September 11 and activated its emergency response teams when the first anthrax letters were opened in New York and Washington, D.C. Preston reports, in unprecedented detail, on the government’s response to the attacks and takes us into the ongoing FBI investigation. His story is based on interviews with top-level FBI agents and with Dr. Steven Hatfill.

Jahrling is leading a team of scientists doing controversial experiments with live smallpox virus at CDC. Preston takes us into the lab where Jahrling is reawakening smallpox and explains, with cool and devastating precision, what may be at stake if his last bold experiment fails.


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