Cities of the Hot Zone

Cities of the Hot Zone
Author: Greg Sheridan
Publsiher: Allen & Unwin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781741152197
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cities of the Hot Zone Book Excerpt:

Combining journalism with travel writing, a veteran reporter sheds light on the rapidly changing cities of Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Hanoi, and Saigon.

The Hot Zone

The Hot Zone
Author: Richard Preston
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-12-31
ISBN: 1446436926
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hot Zone Book Excerpt:

COMING TO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ON 27 MAY 2019 _________ In March 2014, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported. By October 2014, it had become the largest and deadliest occurrence of the disease. Over 4,500 people have died. Almost 10,000 cases have been reported, across Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and the United States. Impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone is the terrifying, true-life account of when this highly infectious virus spread from the rainforests of Africa to the suburbs of Washington, D.C in 1989. A secret SWAT team of soldiers and scientists were quickly tasked with halting the outbreak. And they did. But now, that very same virus is back. And we could be just one wrong move away from a pandemic.

The Hot Zone

The Hot Zone
Author: Jayne Castle
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-08-26
ISBN: 0349401756
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hot Zone Book Excerpt:

Halloween-with its tricks and treats-is a dust bunny's dream come true. Just ask Lyle, Sedona Snow's faithful sidekick. But for Sedona, it's a nightmare. Though her new job managing a small hotel and tavern on Rainshadow is helping her move on from her tragic past, a bizarre disaster down in the catacombs has brought a pack of rowdy ghost hunters to her inn. And now, Sedona's ex has arrived on the island, claiming he wants to get back together, just as a newcomer appears to have a strong interest in her. Cyrus Jones is the new Guild boss in town. He has his own agenda when it comes to Sedona, but even the best-laid plans are no match for the passion that springs up on Rainshadow...

Inside the Hot Zone

Inside the Hot Zone
Author: Mark G. Kortepeter
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-01-01
ISBN: 1640122788
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside the Hot Zone Book Excerpt:

Inside the Hot Zone is an insider’s account of one of the most dangerous workplaces on earth: the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Retired U.S. Army Col. Mark G. Kortepeter, a leading biodefense expert, recounts his journey from the lecture hall to the role of department chief, to the battlefield, to the Biosafety Level-4 maximum containment lab, and finally, to the corner office. During Kortepeter’s seven and a half years in leadership at USAMRIID, the United States experienced some of the most serious threats in modern germ warfare, including the specter of biological weapons during the Iraq War, the anthrax letters sent after 9/11, and a little-known crisis involving a presumed botulism attack on the president of the United States. Inside the Hot Zone is a shocking, frightening eye-opener as Kortepeter describes in gripping detail how he and his USAMRIID colleagues navigated threats related to anthrax, botulism, smallpox, Lassa, and Ebola. Kortepeter crafts a rich and riveting narrative as he wrestles with life-and-death decisions managing biological weapon exposures. The stories are real, but they could just as easily serve as plotlines in popular fiction or Hollywood thrillers. He gives the reader a seat at the table as each crisis unfolds, with an unvarnished and personal perspective on the dangers, the drama, the fear, the frustrations, the irony, and the uncertainty he encountered as a physician in the role of “Biodefender.”

The Hot Zone

The Hot Zone
Author: Richard Preston
Publsiher: Anchor Books
Total Pages: 422
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780385479561
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hot Zone Book Excerpt:

The virus kills nine out of ten of its victims. Its effects are so quick and so gruesome that even biohazard experts are terrified. It is airborne, it is extremely contagious, and it is about to burn through the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Is there any way to stop it? This doomsday scenario confronted a biohazard SWAT team struggling in secret to stop the outbreak of an exotic "hot" virus at an Army research facility outside Washington. "The Hot Zone" tells the dramatic story of their dangerous race against time, along with an alarming account of how previously unknown viruses that have lived undetected in the rain forest for eons are now entering human populations. From the airlocked confines of a biosafety level 4 military lab, to an airliner over Kenya carrying a passenger dissolving into a human virus bomb, to a deserted jungle cave alive with deadly virus, THE HOT ZONE is a non-fiction thriller like no other. "The Andromeda Strain" was fiction--- "this is real!"

Summary of Richard Preston s The Hot Zone

Summary of Richard Preston s The Hot Zone
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2022-03-25T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1669366472
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Richard Preston s The Hot Zone Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Monet spent his vacations in Africa, visiting the weaverbird colony near his house. He had a number of women friends who lived in the town of Eldoret, to the southeast of the mountain. He gave money to his women friends, and they were happy to love him. #2 Mount Elgon is a volcano in Uganda and Kenya that straddles the border between those two countries. It is a biological island of rain forest in the center of Africa, and it is being cleared away to make room for grazing land. #3 The Elgon forest, around Monet’s camp, was home to thousands of elephants. They would have heard the animals moving through the forest, and seen rock hyraxes running up and down the boulders near the cave. #4 Monet and his friend went into the cave to see where the light went. They found a pillar that seemed to support the roof, and they discovered a petrified rain forest full of crystals. They went deeper into the cave, descending a slope, until they came to a pillar that seemed to support the roof.

Hot Zone Forensics

Hot Zone Forensics
Author: Steven C. Drielak
Publsiher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2004
ISBN: 039807464X
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hot Zone Forensics Book Excerpt:

This book provides a detailed description of the evidence-collection protocols that will be required in criminal cases that involve the release of a chemical agent, biological agent, or radiological material. A chapter on the crime scene profiles procedures for what to do first upon arriving at the scene, procedures for entering the "hot zone, " and procedures upon leaving the "hot zone." Another chapter focuses on procedures for locating evidence sample points. Information is provided on general detection instruments, chemical agent detectors, biological agent detection equipment, and equipment for detecting radiological material. A chapter on chemical evidence collection contains descriptions and discussions of equipment preparation, chemical liquids, chemical vapors and aerosols, chemical agent solid sampling, chemical surface sampling, and chemical dermal sampling. This chapter advises that the purpose in collecting evidence in a hazardous chemical incident is to collect a representative sample of the material in question and determine the physical and chemical characteristics of the evidence. This can only be achieved through a well-planned and well-executed collection protocol. The chapter on biological evidence collection considers equipment preparation; biological liquids and aerosols; and biological agent solid, surface, and dermal sampling. The chapter on radiological evidence collection identifies the sources of radiological material; the characteristics of radiological evidence; and procedures for radiological liquid, airborne, solids, surface, and dermal evidence collection. Extensive photographic illustrations, tables, 32 notes, a glossary, subject index, and appended supplementary information on hazardous materials

Trauma

Trauma
Author: William C. Wilson,Christopher M. Grande,David B. Hoyt
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2007-02-05
ISBN: 1420052446
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trauma Book Excerpt:

Produced by a world-renowned team of trauma specialists, this source reviews initial management considerations beginning in the pre-hospital phase, continues through the primary and secondary surveys of the hospital-based evaluation process, and proceeds to the perioperative management of trauma, burns, and associated conditions. This reference pro

The Wine Beer and Spirits Handbook

The Wine  Beer  and Spirits Handbook
Author: The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes,Joe LaVilla
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2009-04-22
ISBN: 0470429933
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wine Beer and Spirits Handbook Book Excerpt:

Master the mysteries of wine. The study of wine and beverages has become integral tohospitality education. The Wine, Beer, and Spirits Handbookdemystifies the wine and wine-making process, examining not onlythe making and flavor profiles of wine, beer, and spirits, but alsothe business of wine service as practiced by a chef orsommelier. Unique to this book, is the strong emphasis on food and winepairings, as well as food and beverage interactions. An entirechapter uncovers this broad, often intimidating, topic withdetailed information on table wines, sparkling wines, fortifiedwines, beer and spirits. More importantly, The Handbook explainsthe responsibilities of a sommelier from both service andmanagerial perspectives. Readers explore their wine-related dutiesincluding: the developing of wine lists, identifying faulty wines,ordering, receiving, and storing wines, conducting inventorycontrol, pricing, product research, cellar management, and thehealth and legal implications of wine consumption. A comprehensive, one-stop resource to the character and best useof beverages, The Wine, Beer, and Spirits Handbook will helpevery student, chef, sommelier and wine enthusiast confidentlymaster the mysteries of wine and other beverages.

Hot Zone

Hot Zone
Author: Christopher Teale Howes
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2012-10-06
ISBN: 0786492724
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hot Zone Book Excerpt:

This memoir is a riveting account of what it’s like to be a professional firefighter, from rookie to chief officer, over the course of a 31-year career. The anecdotes are funny, sad, and grim: all serve to educate readers about a profession that many dreamed about when they were children but would never pursue or truly understand. Chief Howes provides a better understanding of the profession and respect for the men and women who protect our communities by relating his own experiences as well as those of other firefighters in some of the busiest stations in the country. The author is donating 10% of royalties to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the nonprofit group dedicated to the development and expansion of programs to honor our fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers.

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations
Author: Rob Schnepp
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2017-10-16
ISBN: 1284140709
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Book Excerpt:

Revised edition of: Hazardous materials: awareness and operations. [Second edition]. 2015.

Disaster Medicine

Disaster Medicine
Author: David E. Hogan,Jonathan L. Burstein
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780781762625
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Medicine Book Excerpt:

Written by more than 30 emergency physicians with first-hand experience handling medical care during disasters, this volume is the only single comprehensive reference on disaster medicine. It provides the information that every emergency department needs to prepare for and handle the challenges of natural and manmade disasters. The contributors present guidelines for assessing the affected population's health care needs, establishing priorities, allocating resources, and treating individuals. Coverage encompasses a wide range of natural, industrial, technologic, transportation-related, and conflict-related disasters, with examples from around the world. This edition has more illustrations and more information on weapons of mass destruction and explosions.

Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured Advantage Package

Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured Advantage Package
Author: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS),
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 1600
Release: 2021-02-12
ISBN: 1284243753
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured Advantage Package Book Excerpt:

Since 1971, Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured has advanced how EMS education is delivered to help train exceptional EMS professionals around the globe.

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations
Author: Iafc
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2014-09-01
ISBN: 1449642039
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Book Excerpt:

Each new print copy of Hazardous Materials: Awareness and Operations also includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2. A fire fighter s ability to recognize an incident involving hazardous materials or weapons of mass destruction (WMD) is critical. They must possess the knowledge required to identify the presence of hazardous materials and WMD, and have an understanding of what their role is within the response plan. The second edition of Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations will provide fire fighters and first responders with these skills and enable them to keep themselves and others safe while mitigating these potentially deadly incidents. Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations, Second Edition meets and exceeds the requirements for first responders within the 2013 Edition of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. Additionally, the material presented also exceeds the hazardous materials response requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations provides in-depth coverage of: The properties and effects of hazardous materials and WMDs How to calculate potential danger and initiate a response plan Selection, use, advantages, and disadvantages of personal protective equipment Mass and technical decontamination Evidence preservation and sampling Product control Victim rescue and recovery Air monitoring and sampling Illicit laboratory incidents The second edition features: A new chapter on Fire Smoke designed to teach hazardous materials responders how to prevent, protect, detect, diagnose, and appropriately treat smoke inhalation. Knowledge and Skills Objectives correlated to the 2013 Edition of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. Detailed step-by-step skill drills with which include the corresponding NFPA job performance requirement. Scenario based learning tools including You are the Responder, Responder in Action, and Voices of Experience case studies to encourage critical thinking skills. Responder Tips and Safety Tips to provide helpful advice from hazardous materials veterans."

NASA Tech Briefs

NASA Tech Briefs
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Technology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

NASA Tech Briefs Book Excerpt:

Inside the Hot Zone

Inside the Hot Zone
Author: Mark G. Kortepeter
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-01-01
ISBN: 1640121420
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside the Hot Zone Book Excerpt:

Inside the Hot Zone is an insider’s account of one of the most dangerous workplaces on earth: the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Retired U.S. Army Col. Mark G. Kortepeter, a leading biodefense expert, recounts his journey from the lecture hall to the role of department chief, to the battlefield, to the Biosafety Level-4 maximum containment lab, and finally, to the corner office. During Kortepeter’s seven and a half years in leadership at USAMRIID, the United States experienced some of the most serious threats in modern germ warfare, including the specter of biological weapons during the Iraq War, the anthrax letters sent after 9/11, and a little-known crisis involving a presumed botulism attack on the president of the United States. Inside the Hot Zone is a shocking, frightening eye-opener as Kortepeter describes in gripping detail how he and his USAMRIID colleagues navigated threats related to anthrax, botulism, smallpox, Lassa, and Ebola. Kortepeter crafts a rich and riveting narrative as he wrestles with life-and-death decisions managing biological weapon exposures. The stories are real, but they could just as easily serve as plotlines in popular fiction or Hollywood thrillers. He gives the reader a seat at the table as each crisis unfolds, with an unvarnished and personal perspective on the dangers, the drama, the fear, the frustrations, the irony, and the uncertainty he encountered as a physician in the role of “Biodefender.”

Strategy of Firefighting

Strategy of Firefighting
Author: Vincent Dunn
Publsiher: Fire Engineering Books
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1593701071
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategy of Firefighting Book Excerpt:

This is a "how to" book written by a "know how" person for anyone who practices firefighting strategy. Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn is passing on to the next generation of firefighters the lessons ("strategy summaries") he learned from his years of firefighting experience. He describes firefighting strategies for the most common types of fire scenarios and identifies specific firefighting problems presented to an incident commander by occupancy and construction type. More importantly, he explains firefighting solutions and offers firefighting plans, standard procedures, action plans, ideas, guidelines, explanations, key steps, and systems of firefighting procedures. This book is not about tactics. It's about strategy - plans of firefighting, logical ways to solve problems at fires.

Forensic Investigation of Clandestine Laboratories

Forensic Investigation of Clandestine Laboratories
Author: Donnell R. Christian, Jr.
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2022-06-13
ISBN: 1000594300
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Investigation of Clandestine Laboratories Book Excerpt:

Forensic Investigation of Clandestine Laboratories, Second Edition is fully updated to address all aspects of the forensic investigation of clandestine laboratories. While, the first edition focused on the domestic clandestine manufacture of contraband substances, this edition expands the scope to more fully address the clandestine manufacture of explosives that have become a threat that is global in nature. In clandestine laboratory operations, equipment is often simple, household chemical products are utilized, and the education of the operators basic. In fact, most of the time these elements individually are perfectly legal to sell and possess. However, the combination of all these elements is what becomes the scene of illicit activity and a criminal operation. In response to the increase in use of homemade explosive mixtures by terrorists, both domestically and internationally, the section clandestine manufacture of explosives is greatly enhanced. Topics are presented in a manner which, while detailed, will not compromise the tactics, techniques, or procedures utilized by law enforcement and military personnel in their ability to combat the clandestine manufacture of contraband substances and the battle against domestic and international terrorism. Key features: • Examines tell-tale signs to look for in recognizing a clandestine lab • Outlines how to safely process the site of a clandestine lab • Details how to analyze collected evidence in the examination laboratory • Provides guidelines as to what to derive from the physical evidence • Offers specific tactics to effectively present the opinions associated with evidence that has been collected during the investigation in a written report, military style briefing or to a jury in a legal proceeding. Forensic Investigation of Clandestine Laboratories, Second Edition guides the reader through the process of recognizing these illegal manufacturing operations. Then it examines the methods as to how to compile the volume of associated evidence into a package that can be presented in a court of law, or to military commanders for decisive action. It is an invaluable resource, that will prove useful to chemistry lab technicians, forensic investigators, fire and first responder professionals, military personnel, police investigative agencies and narcotics units, and lawyer trying cases involving clandestine labs.

Transactions on Computational Science VI

Transactions on Computational Science VI
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2009-12-19
ISBN: 3642106498
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transactions on Computational Science VI Book Excerpt:

The LNCS journal Transactions on Computational Science reflects recent developments in the field of Computational Science, conceiving the field not as a mere ancillary science but rather as an innovative approach supporting many other scientific disciplines. The journal focuses on original high-quality research in the realm of computational science in parallel and distributed environments, encompassing the facilitating theoretical foundations and the applications of large-scale computations and massive data processing. It addresses researchers and practitioners in areas ranging from aerospace to biochemistry, from electronics to geosciences, from mathematics to software architecture, presenting verifiable computational methods, findings and solutions and enabling industrial users to apply techniques of leading-edge, large-scale, high performance computational methods. The sixth volume of the Transactions on Computational Science journal contains the thoroughly refereed best papers selected from the International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2008. All 21 papers included in the issue have been significantly revised and extended following the event. The journal has been divided into two parts. The 11 papers in Part 1 are devoted to the theme of information systems and communications and the 10 papers in Part 2 focus on geographical analysis and geometric modeling.

International Workshop on Semiclassical and Phase Space Approaches to the Dynamics of the Nucleus 16 20 March 1987 Aussois France

International Workshop on Semiclassical and Phase Space Approaches to the Dynamics of the Nucleus  16 20 March 1987  Aussois  France
Author: Robert Arvieu
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 448
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Dynamics of a particle
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Workshop on Semiclassical and Phase Space Approaches to the Dynamics of the Nucleus 16 20 March 1987 Aussois France Book Excerpt: