Richard Preston

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The Book Club Catches 'The Andromeda Strain'

The Science Friday book club chats about Michael Crichton's 1969 classic sci-fi thriller.

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Jun. 06, 2008

Richard Preston: Panic in Level 4

In this segment, Ira talks with science writer Richard Preston about his craft, and about the stories and people he has covered over the years.

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Strange Fish

Dr. Seuss's McElligot's Pool (1947) features some fantastic fish—ones with pinwheel-like tails, curly noses, long floppy ears, or Kangaroo pouches. The fictional fish do have some truly strange nonfictional cousins, among which are giant oarfish, barreleye fish, and sawfish.

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