Summary Of The Andromeda Strain By Crichton



The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton is a science fiction book
about the fictional 'first crisis' in the biological field. The book
starts out by pointing out that technology is growing so rapidly, there is
bound to be crises, like Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, and how the
biological field of science has never had a major crisis. He also points
out that biology is the youngest of all the fields, and a crisis has been
long overdue.
It begins with what is known as Project Scoop, a scientific mission to
find life in the extreme outer limits of the atmosphere. Many satellites
are put into orbit, and most are lost or come back with nothing. Then,
with the seventh satellite, the ...

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two find all the dead bodies in the town, everything goes silent, he
knows something has gone very wrong, and calls in the problem. The systems
that have been set up to take over in the event that something that like
this happened start to take over, and certain people are contacted. Years
before, a group of biologists proposed to the President that, in case of a
unknown biological agent getting out into the country, an underground
secret base should be set up to study the organism, and possibly try to
find a cure. It would be five levels, each successive level more sterile
than the other, from level 1 being non-sterile, to level 5 being as sterile
as possible. The base also would have an automatic nuclear device placed
at the bottom of it to prevent the spread of the organism if it were to
break the seals of any of the levels, and several stations to abort the
detonation if it was not necessary. Now, the head of this group of
biologists and the team of doctors and other ...

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