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THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN: BOOK SUMMARY / BOOK REVIEW

CHAPTER 19


Summary

At his home, Arthur Mancek receives a telephone call concerning the recent crash of a training mission near Big Head, Utah. The plane left San Francisco heading for Topeka, strayed off course, and flew through Area WF (The Piedmont zone) before crashing. Mancek wonders why they didnít drop the bomb on that town, and why the Wildfire team didnít protest the..........

Notes

Finally, the lack of communication between Wildfire and the outside world begins to be noticed. Mancek is wondering why no one has protested the decision not to drop the bomb. Again, we know that Wildfire has not received any outside messages but Mancek does not. We also can guess what has been eating the..........


CHAPTER 20

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In the spectrometer room, Burton vaporizes a piece of the black rock and a piece of the green flecks in order to determine the elemental composition of each. Each element produces a different specter of light, and this data can be fed into the computer and analyzed. In another room, Leavitt is feeding the rock and organism into the amino-acid analyzer, trying to figure out what...........

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Crichton introduces two more variables. While they do not represent errors in planning, they are still emblematic of the frailties that ............


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