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Virus: An Illustrated Guide to 101 Incredible Microbes

Art / PhotobookPopular ScienceNew
Each virus profile features visuals, maps, and lively text to highlight key features
With 100 examples, selected to reveal the extraordinary diversity of the viral world
A global overview that uncovers the microlife teeming around us

By: Marilyn Roossinck (Author), Carl Zimmer (Foreword By)

256 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour illustrations, colour distribution maps

The Ivy Press

Hardback | Sep 2016 | #228242 | ISBN-13: 9781782403265
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About this book

Viruses are the last frontier of undiscovered life on our planet. The most abundant type of organism on Earth, they infect all types of cellular life, and, as micro-organisms that cause disease in their hosts, they are highly opportunistic and relentlessly efficient. They exist at the vanguard of DNA variance, exhibiting more structural diversity than plants, animals, archaea, or even bacteria. This 21st-century guide offers an engaging introductory section explaining exactly what viruses are and how they operate, followed by individual profiles of 100 of the world's most notable examples, each with its own dazzling mugshot


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Biography

Dr. Marilyn Roossinck (Pennsylvania, USA) is Professor of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology at the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics at Penn State University, and the Sir Walter Adjunct Professor at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. She has published a large number of scientific papers, and writes for Nature magazine, Microbiology Today, and other popular science publications.

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