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Viruses: A Very Short Introduction

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Series: Very Short Introduction Series (VSI) Volume: 276

By: Dorothy H Crawford

156 pages, 19 b/w illus

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Jul 2011 | #191049 | ISBN-13: 9780199574858
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Viruses are big news. From pandemics such as HIV, swine flu, and SARS, we are constantly being bombarded with information about new lethal infections. In this guide, Dorothy Crawford demonstrates how clever these entities really are. From their discovery and the unravelling of their intricate structures, she demonstrates how these tiny parasites are by far the most abundant life forms on the planet.

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


1. What are viruses?&l2. Viruses are everywhere&l3. Kill or be killed&l4. Emerging virus infections&l5. Epidemics and pandemics&l6. Persistent viruses&l7. Tumour viruses&l8. Turning the tables&l9. Viruses past, present, and future

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