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Beginning at the scene of a cannibal feast in New Guinea that spread a fatal illness to all who participated, this book follows the trail of a group of related human and animal diseases spreading around the world. Collectively they have come to be called prion diseases, the best-known being mad-cow disease, and already it is believed by some in Britain and elsewhere in Europe that there is danger in eating beef, and possibly also lamb, venison, pork and chicken. The author raises the spectre of what he contends is an ineradicable, untreatable, fatal disease whose spread is insidious and, unless urgent action is taken, unstoppable. The book calls into question the wisdom of transplants and the safety of milk, meat, gelatine, soap, surgical sutures, supplements in processed foods, and even leather goods and common garden bonemeal. Rhodes's other books include "The Making of the Atomic Bomb", "Dark Sun", "Nuclear Renewal" and "A Hole in the World".
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Descripción Simon & Schuster Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Condición: Good. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Nº de ref. del artículo: BBI2431247
Descripción Paperback. Condición: Fair. Nº de ref. del artículo: TT01480631B
Descripción Simon & Schuster Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Condición: Very Good. Posted from the UK. ***EXPRESS DELIVERY AVAILABLE AT CHECKOUT***. Nº de ref. del artículo: mon0000199636
Descripción Simon & Schuster, 1998. Paperback. Condición: Used: Good. Paperback - 1998 - fair condition, a portion of the front cover the size of a 10p has damage, tight copy inside - used books, secondhand books, out of print books, hard to find books, second-hand books, nonfiction, non-fiction books delivered world wide. Tracking the Secrets of a Terrifying New Plague The British epidemic of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or "mad cow" disease, is only one in a series of mysterious and often fatal afflictions that have baffled scientists for more than 40 years. Deadly Feasts is a compelling account of decades of research into a family of diseases ranging from kuru in primitive human tribes to scrapie in sheep. Richard Rhodes traces the attempts of scientists to understand these strange diseases, which are now known to be transmitted by ingesting the brain or nervous tissue of infected creatures, even though the pathogen itself is an enigma that seems to be neither bacterial nor viral. Deadly Feasts is packed with historical, anthropological, and epidemiological detail, and is graphic and occasionally even alarming in its speculations. Nº de ref. del artículo: 18105
Descripción Touchstone Books, London, 1998. Soft Cover. Condición: Very Good. First Touchstone Edition. 278 pages, b/w ills, map showing the Kuru region of Papua New Guinea, glossary, index. Paperback. Science and the hunt for answers in the CJD crisis Size: 8vo. Nº de ref. del artículo: 025083
Descripción Touchstone Books., 1998. Condición: Good. No Jacket. A good ex-library 278 page paperback with the usual stamps and label residues. Front endpaper removed - first page is title page. Clean and tight, virtually unworn in a clear plastic protective jacket. The history, background, and current knowledge of CJD. Nº de ref. del artículo: 005222
Descripción Touchstone Book, London, United Kingdom, 1998. Soft Cover. Condición: Very Good. First Edition. Yellowed paper; 278p, index, illustrated. ; 8vo. Nº de ref. del artículo: 8947
Descripción Touchstone, London, 1998. Soft Cover. Condición: Very Good. Anonymous Ilustrador. First Touchstone Edition. Size: 5 " x 7 1/4". Nº de ref. del artículo: 010054
Descripción Touchstone / Simon & Schuster, London, 1998. 1st p/b ed.. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, tiny tear top edge front cover. 278 pp. Reports on the scientific detective work into tracking the cause of a mysterious new disease: mad cow disease (BSE) and its human variant, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Nº de ref. del artículo: 2347
Descripción Touchstone, London., 1998. Trade Paperback. Condición: As New. 1st of This Edition. 278 pages. Nº de ref. del artículo: 027458