Bryce Holt's Reviews > Panic in Level 4: Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science

Panic in Level 4 by Richard   Preston
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Jul 06, 2010

it was amazing
Read from July 06 to 20, 2010

This is one of those rare books where the subject matter truly stretched the boundaries of my mind. It takes you places you can't imagine...the very fringes of science, math and the human experience. The best parts of this were an eye-opening article on Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome, the hunt for the genesis of Ebola and the photographic mapping of the Unicorn Tapestries via mathematics. There are a few places where you simply have to be patient and get through the quagmire of facts and raw data (especially during the overly long genetic sequencing excerpt), but there's a bit of that in every science book. Still, I recommend to everyone who wants to experience the thrill, heartache and awe that is modern day science. An excellent and intriguing read.
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