And the Waters Turned to Blood

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 31, 1998 - Medical - 362 pages
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In this account, Rodney Barker tells the full and terrifying story of a microorganism popping up along the Eastern seaboard - far closer to home than the Ebola virus and equally frightening.
In the coastal waters of North Carolina - and now extending as far north as the Chesapeake Bay area - a mysterious and deadly aquatic organism named Pfiesteria piscicida threatens to unleash an environmental nightmare and human tragedy of catastrophic proportions.
At the very center of this narrative is the heroic effort of Dr. JoAnn Burkholder and her colleagues, embattled and dedicated scientists confronting medical, political, and corporate powers to understand and conquer this new scourge before it claims more victims.
 

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A look at the discovery of an ancient organism awakened by pollution that has been wreaking havoc along the Atlantic Coast. The author is a journalist, and the book is written in a journalistic style which works very well for thsi subject matter. Read full review

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A look at the discovery of an ancient organism awakened by pollution that has been wreaking havoc along the Atlantic Coast. The author is a journalist, and the book is written in a journalistic style which works very well for thsi subject matter. Read full review

Contents

FOREWORD
11
PART THREE
131
PART FOUR
221
EPILOGUE
325
O S S A R Y
345
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About the author (1998)

Rodney Barker is the bestselling author of The Broken Circle, And the Waters Turned to Blood, and The Trail of the Painted Ponies. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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