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A planet of viruses

Author: Carl Zimmer
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Zimmer
ISBN: 022629420X 9780226294209
OCLC Number: 1041317275
Description: x, 122 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Judy Diamond and Charles Wood --
Introduction --
"A contagious living fluid" --
Tobacco mosaic virus and the discovery of the virosphere --
Old companions --
The uncommon cold --
How rhinoviruses gently conquered the world --
Looking down from the stars --
Influenza's never-ending reinvention --
Rabbits with horns --
Human papillomavirus and infectious cancer --
Everywhere, in all things --
The enemy of our enemy --
Bacteriophages as viral medicine --
The infected ocean --
How marine phages rule the sea --
Our inner parasites --
Endogenous retroviruses and our virus-riddled genomes --
The viral future --
The young scourge --
Human immunodeficiency virus and the animal origins of diseases --
Becoming an American --
The globalization of West Nile virus --
Predicting the next plague --
Ebola virus and the many others like it --
The long goodbye --
The delayed oblivion of smallpox --
Epilogue
Responsibility: Carl Zimmer.

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"Just about everything you've always wanted to know--and a lot you'll probably wish you didn't know--about the viruses that have caused humanity so much grief throughout history."--Praise for the Read more...

 
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