Search Results: "Richard Preston"


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SERENITY GRANTED by Richard Preston
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 2016

"A thoroughly entertaining and affecting remembrance."
A man recounts the depths of addiction and the miracles of recovery in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2007

"Enthralling."
Preston takes a break from nasty viruses (The Demon in the Freezer, 2002, etc.) to provide a firsthand account of climbing some of the world's tallest trees. Read full book review >

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THE DEMON IN THE FREEZER by Richard Preston
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide from microscopic infectious agents? Welcome to Mr. Preston's frightening neighborhood."
Preston guides us deftly on another scary excursion (Hot Zone, 1994) into the world of really bad viruses—this time smallpox, with a side helping of anthrax. Read full book review >

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THE HOT ZONE by Richard Preston
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Portions of this biomedical thriller appeared in the New Yorker in somewhat different form; it will be made into a movie starring Robert Redford and directed by Ridley Scott (Alien). (Author tour)"
A bone-chilling account of a close encounter with a lethal virus, by New Yorker writer Preston (American Steel, 1991). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 1991

"A well-told tale that suggests heartland enterprise is neither down nor out."
American steelmakers used to say they'd rather own a market than a mill. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2008

"Well researched, well paced and accessible."
A collection of science essays first published in the New Yorker, here brought up to date and lightly threaded together. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"<\b>Perhaps more than some architecture buffs may bargain for, but enriching in its historical sweep and context."
The legendary shrine to love and power viewed as a defining statement of two centuries of Moghul rule in India. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2004

"Yeomanly treatment of a man who 'wanted desperately to make his fortune but was seduced by the quest for knowledge.' (65 b&w illustrations, 12 maps)"
Rich with incident and novelty, the life of a swashbuckler whose exploits and writings impressed generations of readers, including Darwin and Humboldt, though he's little remembered today. Read full book review >

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THE LONELY SCARECROW by Tim Preston
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The illustrations are detailed, with embossed details that give this book the look of a fattened greeting card; most children will be cheered by the scarecrow's good fortune, and will not be able to predict its advent. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The story of how winter transforms a lonely scarecrow into a benevolent snowman, enabling him to befriend all the creatures he's supposed to frighten away. Read full book review >

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GOLDILOCKS AND THE WATER BEARS by Louisa Preston
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A solid, absorbing background to what makes life possible."
An astrobiologist and planetary geologist delineates the development of life on Earth and then makes the leap into "life" elsewhere in the heavens. Read full book review >