Abstract: the demon in the freezer is a 2002 non-fiction book on the biological weapon agents smallpox and anthrax and how the american government develops defensive measures against them it was written by journalist richard preston , also author of the best-selling book the hot zone (1994), about outbreaks of ebola virus in africa and reston. 'the demon in the freezer': a terrifying microbe by harold varmus ever since the publication in 1994 of ''the hot zone,'' a factual account of a barely averted disaster with accidentally imported ebola virus, richard preston has been increasingly lionized as our troubadour of troubling microbes.
The demon in the freezer questions and answers the question and answer section for the demon in the freezer is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel. The demon in the freezer is a 2002 non-fiction book (isbn 0345466632) on the biological weapon agents smallpox and anthrax and how the american government develops defensive measures against them it was written by journalist richard preston , also author of the best-selling book the hot zone (1994), about outbreaks of ebola virus in africa and reston, virginia and the us government's response to them. In demon in the freezer, published in 2002, richard preston, author of the hot zone and the cobra event takes a look at two of the top candidates for the job, smallpox and anthrax in october 2001, a photo-retoucher for the national enquirer died as a result of a deliberate attack with anthrax.
Smallpox has inflicted untold suffering and death so why are we keeping it around. Errol morris's demon in the freezer is a short 17-minute documentary about the stockpiles of the smallpox virus that remain stored for research purposes. Bacillus anthracis, a rod-shaped, spore-forming bacterium that grows profusely in lymph and blood name comes from the greek word for black, after the blackening of the skin caused by an anthrax infection of the skin. The demon in the freezer reads like a good novel, yet is all too real richard preston does a great job of detailing the history of small pox, its impact on society, and the potential for its use as a weapon.
Directed by errol morris a look at the people involved with the us government's smallpox eradication program during the '60s and '70s as well as the anthrax scare of the early 2000s. Chapter 1 summary: something in the air preston's account opens with a description of the lifestyle and activities of robert stevens, a tabloid photograph retoucher who was for a time employed by the national enquirer. 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. The demon in the freezer is fascinating, frightening, and important it reads like a thriller, but the demons are real it reads like a thriller, but the demons are real richard preston has a 'black patent' on this kind of reporting and storytelling.
The demon in the freezer by richard preston is an intriguing book that discusses the anthrax terrorist attacks after 9/11 and how smallpox might become a future bioterrorist threat to the world the book provides a brief history of the smallpox disease including details of an outbreak in germany in 1970. The demon in the freezer a true story by richard preston random house new york city 2002 this book is lovingly dedicated to michelle chance favors the prepared mind. Freebooknotes found 7 sites with book summaries or analysis of the demon in the freezerif there is a the demon in the freezer sparknotes, shmoop guide, or cliff notes, you can find a link to each study guide below. At the present time, the united states' national stockpile of smallpox vaccine is a collection of four card-board boxes that sit on a single pallet behind a chain-link fence inside a walk-in freezer in a warehouse in lancaster county, pennsylvania, near the susquehanna river, at a facility owned by wyeth-ayerst laboratories.
The demon in the freezer written by anonymous on july 31st, 2007 book rating: 5/5 this is an incredibly interesting book i learned so much it is frightening to think this could happen to the world some day. In the demon in the freezer, richard preston takes us into the heart of usamriid, the united states army medical research institute of infectious diseases at fort detrick, maryland peter jahrling, the top scientist at usamriid, has orcon security clearance that gives him access to top-secret information of bioweapons. The demon in the freezer by richard preston i the other side of the moon 1 peter jahrling wanted to work with the smallpox virus because he wanted to be in efforts to create a national stockpile.