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Viruses : a very short introduction

Author: Dorothy H Crawford
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Very short introductions.
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"Viruses are big news. From HIV to swine flu and SARS, we are constantly concerned about new lethal infections that may spread rapidly worldwide. In this Very Short Introduction, Dorothy H. Crawford looks at the nature of viruses and our perpetual struggle against them. Outlining their discovery, their structure, and their modes of infection, Crawford describes the challenges posed by these tiny parasites, which are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy H Crawford
ISBN: 9780199574858 0199574855
OCLC Number: 713182388
Description: 156 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: What are viruses? --
Viruses are everywhere --
Kill or be killed --
Emerging virus infections --
Epidemics and pandemics --
Persistent viruses --
Tumour viruses --
Turning the tables --
Viruses past, present, and future.
Series Title: Very short introductions.
Responsibility: Dorothy H. Crawford.
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From modern pandemics such as HIV, swine flu and SARS, to stories of vaccination and antiviral drugs, this Very Short Introduction charts man's struggle against viruses. Outlining their origins,  Read more...

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a diminutive volume that provides a surprisinly complete and beautifully readable overview to this topic - all without resorting to specialist jargon. * The Guardian *

 
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