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Micro : a novel, Michael Crichton and Richard Preston

Label
Micro : a novel
Title
Micro
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Michael Crichton and Richard Preston
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Three men are found dead in the locked second-floor office of a Honolulu building, with no sign of struggle except for the ultrafine, razor-sharp cuts covering their bodies. The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot, nearly invisible to the human eye. In the lush forests of Oahu, groundbreaking technology has ushered in a revolutionary era of biological prospecting. Trillions of microorganisms, tens of thousands of bacteria species, are being discovered; they are feeding a search for priceless drugs and applications on a scale beyond anything previously imagined. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, seven graduate students at the forefront of their fields are recruited by a pioneering microbiology start-up. Nanigen MicroTechnologies dispatches the group to a mysterious lab in Hawaii, where they are promised access to tools that will open a whole new scientific frontier. But once in the Oahu rain forest, the scientists are thrust into a hostile wilderness that reveals profound and surprising dangers at every turn. Armed only with their knowledge of the natural world, they find themselves prey to a technology of radical and unbridled power. To survive, they must harness the inherent forces of nature itself
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PS3553.R48
  • PS
LC item number
M48 2011
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
Micro : a novel, Michael Crichton and Richard Preston
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Micro : a novel, Michael Crichton and Richard Preston
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliography p. [425]-429
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acquisitions record. -Format: Trade Paperback
  • Scientists are thrust into a hostile wilderness that reveals profound and surprising dangers at every turn. Armed only with their knowledge of the natural world, they find themselves prey to a technology of radical and unbridled power. To survive, they must harness the innate powers of nature itself. Micro pits nature against technology. Completed by visionary science writer Richard Preston, this boundary-pushing thriller melds scientific fact with pulse-pounding fiction
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13938002
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
xiii, 429 pages
Isbn
9780732283629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
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System control number
  • (Sirsi) WAI199917
  • (OCoLC)762059079

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