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Micro : a novel / Michael Crichton and Richard Preston.

Micro : a novel / Michael Crichton and Richard Preston.
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ISBN 9780732283629 (pbk.)
Author Crichton, Michael, 1942-2008
Title Micro : a novel / Michael Crichton and Richard Preston.
Publisher/Date Sydney, N.S.W. : HarperCollins, 2011.
Pagination etc. xiii, 429 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Bibliography, etc. note Bibliography: p. [425]-429.
Summary Note 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.
Subject Microbiologists -- Fiction
Nanotechnology -- Fiction
Oahu (Hawaii) -- Fiction
Science fiction.
Added Author Preston, Richard, 1954-
Shelf Location F CRIC
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