The Hot Zone

Author: Richard Preston
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781446436929
Release Date: 2012-12-31
Genre: Science

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.

A Short History of Disease

Author: Sean Martin
Publisher: Oldcastle Books
ISBN: 9781843444206
Release Date: 2015-06-26
Genre: History

Throughout history, disease has plagued human civilisations, claiming more lives than natural disasters and warfare combined. Now, in 2015, the world's response to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, which has caused widespread devastation since it was first reported in March 2014, is at the forefront of health discussions. A Short History of Disease chronicles the historical and geographical evolution of infectious and non-infectious diseases, offering an accessible guide to the ailments and the medical methods used to combat them. Analysing case studies including the Black Death, Spanish Flu, syphilis, cancer, malaria and Ebola, Martin maps the development of trends and the latest research on disease into a concise and enlightening timeline.

Dare to Trust

Author: Nathalie MacDermott
Publisher: Monarch Books
ISBN: 9780857218049
Release Date: 2017-03-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Combining travelogue with testimony, Nathalie MacDermott shares her life’s adventure with God, offering a compelling memoir set amidst a host of dangerous situations. This is what happens when compassion and courage are allowed to thrive. From orphanages in former communist states to hard-line Islamic regimes, international humanitarian disasters to corrupt African institutions, Nathalie has come face to face with numerous instances where trusting God is the only option. Told with honesty, and humility, Dare to Trust is an invitation to reconnect with God, to be inspired by His call, to put faith in action, and to renew our commitment to serving Him today.

Understanding Viruses

Author: Shors
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781284025927
Release Date: 2016-08-02
Genre: Medical

Understanding Viruses, Third Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Representing Ebola

Author: Marouf A. Hasian Jr.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781611479577
Release Date: 2016-07-14
Genre: Health & Fitness

Representing Ebola provides readers with a critical legal analysis of the recent West African Ebola Outbreak. The author argues that a review of the scientific, military, legal, economic, political, and mediated coverage of this latest outbreak highlights the ways that organizations like the World Health Organization or Doctors Without Borders want to conceptualize the importance of rapid emergence from the West during African Ebola epidemics. The author concludes that while the U.S. military and other organizations prided themselves on their belated responses to this outbreak oftentimes journalists, scientists, and others overlooked the contributions that were made by contract tracers and indigenous public health workers. Sadly, the 2013-2015 West African outbreak took the lives of thousands of individuals, and the author contends that this contributed to sensationalist ways of representing local burial and food habits. The book concludes by noting that while many West African leaders appreciated the billions of dollars of promised aid that would flow toward this region in the wake of the Ebola outbreak real “health security” measures have to involve longer term infrastructural changes. Talk of how Westerners rescued the West Africans need to be augmented with more nuanced ways of thinking about how many of those who actually battled Ebola need to become part of future conversations regarding everything from theories of “aerial” transmission to the steps that need to be taken during the first few weeks of recorded outbreaks.


Author: Henry Robinson Luce
ISBN: UOM:39015025744627
Release Date: 1994

The Elements of Narrative Nonfiction

Author: Peter Rubie
ISBN: 1884956912
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Name some of the huge bestselling books over the years--"In Cold Blood; All the President's Men; The Perfect Storm; Black Hawk Down; Longitude; Jarhead"--and they all have one thing in common; they all read like novels. Author and agent Peter Rubie shows the reader how to join journalistic research with riveting, character-driven prose to create narrative nonfiction. This is the only book to focus on writing and marketing the narrative nonfiction "novel." (An earlier version of this book was published under the title "Telling the Story: How to Write and Sell Narrative Nonfiction." This version has been extensively reworked.)

The Redwood Diary

Author: Paul Reed
Publisher: Xlibris Corp
ISBN: STANFORD:36105117947064
Release Date: 2001-10
Genre: Health & Fitness

"Records an exciting, excruciating moment in time, a period of transition between the old dark world of the AIDS epidemic and the new, hopefilled work of life-sustaining therapies. The author writes of his time spent in a silent cabin deep within the redwood forests of northern California, reflecting on life, struggling for health, and finding real hope."--P. [4] of cover.

Oregon s maritime commerce

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine
Publisher: Not Avail
ISBN: LOC:00160810373
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Political Science

The Real Story

Author: Sarah Statz Cords
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 1591582830
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Explores the genres and sub-genres of nonfiction and provides an annotated bibliography of more than five hundred popular nonfiction titles, organized according to genre with a focus on titles published in the last decade.


ISBN: UOM:39015048601192
Release Date: 1994-11
Genre: Asia


ISBN: WISC:89104828363
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Communication

Artificial Africas

Author: Ruth Mayer
Publisher: Dartmouth College
ISBN: UOM:39015055444502
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

A groundbreaking investigation of Western conceptions of Africa.

Vanity Fair

ISBN: STANFORD:36105016954567
Release Date: 1995-07
Genre: Fiction