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Richard Preston quotes: AIDS is the revenge of the rain forest. AIDS is the revenge of the rain forest.
Richard Preston quotes: These trees can teach us how we can live. We can be hammered and burned, and we an come back and be more beautiful as we grow. These trees can teach us how we can live. We can be hammered and burned, and we an come back and be more beautiful as we grow.
Richard Preston quotes: If equations are trains threading the landscape of numbers, then no train stops at pi. If equations are trains threading the landscape of numbers, then no train stops at pi.
Richard Preston quotes: He liked the loneliness of inner space, the sense of being forgotten by the world. He liked the loneliness of inner space, the sense of being forgotten by the world.
Richard Preston quotes: I happen to love science ... Scientists are all slightly mad. There is truth in the stereotype of the mad scientist. They are mad with curiosity. I happen to love science ... Scientists are all slightly mad. There is truth in the stereotype of the mad scientist. They are mad with curiosity.
Richard Preston quotes: He calls it speleogenesis by elephants - the creation of a cave by elephants. He calls it speleogenesis by elephants - the creation of a cave by elephants.
Richard Preston quotes: I think we sometimes give ourselves a little too much credit as humans, as being able to control and understand nature, when in fact we do neither. I think we sometimes give ourselves a little too much credit as humans, as being able to control and understand nature, when in fact we do neither.
Richard Preston quotes: The emergence of AIDS, Ebola, and any number of other rain-forest agents appears to be a natural consequence of the ruin of the tropical biosphere. The emergence of AIDS, Ebola, and any number of other rain-forest agents appears to be a natural consequence of the ruin of the tropical biosphere.
Richard Preston quotes: When people asked him why he didn't work with those viruses, he replied, I don't particularly feel like dying. When people asked him why he didn't work with those viruses, he replied, I don't particularly feel like dying.
Richard Preston quotes: And sometimes he thought of a favorite saying, a remark by Louis Pasteur, Chance favors the prepared mind. And sometimes he thought of a favorite saying, a remark by Louis Pasteur, Chance favors the prepared mind.
Richard Preston quotes: Though the redwoods in Muir Woods are hauntingly beautiful trees, they are relatively small and not very tall, at least for redwoods. Though the redwoods in Muir Woods are hauntingly beautiful trees, they are relatively small and not very tall, at least for redwoods.
Richard Preston quotes: But no one could control Mark Littleberry; the man was fundamentally uncontrollable. But no one could control Mark Littleberry; the man was fundamentally uncontrollable.
Richard Preston quotes: Whatever happens to the great systems of nature will also be what happens to us. Whatever happens to the great systems of nature will also be what happens to us.
Richard Preston quotes: Farms on the lower slopes of the mountain. As the eye moved from Farms on the lower slopes of the mountain. As the eye moved from
Richard Preston quotes: Green darners never attack people, but they have been seen bringing down hummingbirds. They are the Bengal tigers of the microworld. Green darners never attack people, but they have been seen bringing down hummingbirds. They are the Bengal tigers of the microworld.
Richard Preston quotes: They went through Crescent City, a tired-looking town, where you could get a beer for a dollar and maybe get a fractured skull for nothing. They went through Crescent City, a tired-looking town, where you could get a beer for a dollar and maybe get a fractured skull for nothing.
Richard Preston quotes: Mysteriously, almost unaccountably, my family had ended up in the trees, sort of like the Swiss Family Robinson. Mysteriously, almost unaccountably, my family had ended up in the trees, sort of like the Swiss Family Robinson.
Richard Preston quotes: The best way to know what's in the soup, is to boil yourself in it. The best way to know what's in the soup, is to boil yourself in it.
Richard Preston quotes: To mess around with Ebola is an easy way to die. Better to work with something safer, such as anthrax. To mess around with Ebola is an easy way to die. Better to work with something safer, such as anthrax.
Richard Preston quotes: ... tree has had a stroke, and its top dies. A redwood can deal with a stroke. It simply grows a new top in a few centuries. ... tree has had a stroke, and its top dies. A redwood can deal with a stroke. It simply grows a new top in a few centuries.
Richard Preston quotes: I don't believe in a biological apocalypse, but I think there is stormy biological weather ahead as the human population continues to grow. I don't believe in a biological apocalypse, but I think there is stormy biological weather ahead as the human population continues to grow.
Richard Preston quotes: It turns out, from what I hear, that roasted fruit bats are delicious. It turns out, from what I hear, that roasted fruit bats are delicious.
Richard Preston quotes: The earth is attempting to rid itself of an infection by human parasite. The earth is attempting to rid itself of an infection by human parasite.
Richard Preston quotes: Humans in space suits make monkeys nervous. Humans in space suits make monkeys nervous.
Richard Preston quotes: Chance favors the prepared mind. Chance favors the prepared mind.
Richard Preston quotes: Initially, there were a lot of fears that Ebola could mutate to become the airborne Andromeda strain that would wipe us all out. Initially, there were a lot of fears that Ebola could mutate to become the airborne Andromeda strain that would wipe us all out.
Richard Preston quotes: It showed a kind of obscenity you see only in nature, an obscenity so extreme that it dissolves imperceptibly into beauty. It showed a kind of obscenity you see only in nature, an obscenity so extreme that it dissolves imperceptibly into beauty.
Richard Preston quotes: A good businessman is hard to bruise and quick to heal. A good businessman is hard to bruise and quick to heal.