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An elegant defense : the extraordinary new science of the immune system : a tale in four lives

Author: Matt Richtel; Fred Sanders
Publisher: New York : HarperAudio, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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A magnificently reported and soulfully crafted exploration of the human immune system-the key to health and wellness, life and death. An epic, first-of-its-kind book, entwining leading-edge scientific discovery with the intimate stories of four individual lives, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist."An Elegant Defense by Matt Richtel is one of those rare nonfiction books that transcends the genre.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
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Richtel, Matt.
Elegant defense.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2019]
(OCoLC)1088420806
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Richtel; Fred Sanders
ISBN: 9780062698513 0062698516
OCLC Number: 1089831987
Performer(s): Read by Fred Sanders.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file (12 hr., 38 min., 26 sec.)) : digital.
Responsibility: Matt Richtel.

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A magnificently reported and soulfully crafted exploration of the human immune system-the key to health and wellness, life and death. An epic, first-of-its-kind book, entwining leading-edge scientific discovery with the intimate stories of four individual lives, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist."An Elegant Defense by Matt Richtel is one of those rare nonfiction books that transcends the genre. On one level it is a fascinating and engrossing account of the latest, and quite astonishing, discoveries involving the human immune system and how it works. But it is also a story about people facing mortality, about the passion of scientists searching for truth, and a meditation on death and how all of us struggle with the ultimate mystery. Heartfelt and moving, full of compassion, love, and the human drama, this is the work of a writer of high ethical character who is grappling with big issues and deep humanistic problems. What an inspiring and wonderful read. I highly recommend this extraordinary book."--DOUGLAS PRESTON, #1 bestselling author of The Lost City of the Monkey God

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