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Encyclopedia of Virology, fourth edition, builds on the solid foundation laid by the previous editions, expanding its reach with new and timely topics. In five volumes, the work provides comprehensive coverage of the whole virosphere, making this a unique resource. Content explores viruses present in the environment and the pathogenic viruses of humans, animals, plants and microorganisms. Key areas and concepts concerning virus classification, structure, epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and prevention are discussed, guiding the reader through chapters that are presented at an accessible level, and include further readings for those needing more specific information. More than ever at this time, a fundamental resource serving the scientific community and society at large.
Volume 1: The Virus as a Concept: Fundamentals of Virology
Volume 2: Viruses as Infectious Agents: Human and Animal Viruses
Volume 3: Viruses as Infectious Agents: Plant and Insect Viruses
Volume 4: Viruses as Infectious Agents: Viruses Infecting Microbes
Volume 5: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Virus Infections
Professor Dennis Bamford has been involved for decades in molecular virology, virus purification and crystallization methods as well as in work where viral structures have been solved using EM and X-ray diffraction. His expertise in molecular virology is broad and his work well recognized in the research community. He has been awarded twice both the esteemed Academy Professorship and the Centre of Excellence funded by the Academy of Finland. He is an EMBO member and has several positions of trust in scientific and administrative organizations. He is director of EU ESFRI Instruct Centre for Virus Production (ICVIR). Bamford has published ~400 articles in international peer-reviewed journals in virology, microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biology. About half of the primary articles are published with international collaborators showing high international integration. In addition, Prof. Bamford has contributed to almost 40 scientific book chapters.
Dr Mark Zuckerman is Head of Virology, Consultant Medical Virologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at South London Specialist Virology Centre, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London, England. His interests include the clinical interface between developing molecular diagnostic tests relevant to the population of patients, respiratory virus infections, especially influenza, herpesvirus infections in immunocompromised patients and blood-borne virus transmission incidents in the healthcare setting. He has been involved as the chair of the UK Clinical Virology Network and Royal College of Pathologists Virology Specialty Advisory Committee and is a member of the Specialty Advisory Committee on Transfusion Transmitted Viruses. He is a co-author on four editions of the Mims’ Medical Microbiology textbook, has written chapters in a number of other textbooks and has over 100 publications in international peer-reviewed journals and is an associate editor for two journals.
...The organization of the work ensures constant clarity and makes research easier...includes a large number of renowned international scientists as authors...the authors ensure that the content of the work is of very high quality...This book should not be missing from any biomedical facility nor any biological institute... In this context the availability of the online version is very welcome...The price...is very reasonable. --ARZNEIMITTEL-FORSCHUNG (Drug Research) "No other source that I am aware of allows the reader to look up, in alphabetical organization, virtually any virus of animals, plants, or bacteria." --AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY NEWS "For a long time there has been a gap in the virological literature... the Encyclopedia of Virology aims to fill this gap and does so admirably." --THE TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT "I consider this encyclopedia to be a valuable addition to my own virology library. I believe the readership which will most benefit by this work includes basic scientists in virology and microbiology. If clinicians, students, and others need access to this information, they will find it on the shelves of libraries which choose to house this compilation, and I hope that many libraries will make that choice." --HARLEY A. ROTBART, University of Colorado School of Medicine, in ASM NEWS "Recent advances in virological research have been extraordinary, but the finding of new strains has also kept abreast of them. In June, 1993, a new strain of hantavirus was uncovered in the four-corners area of the U.S. (14 states were found to have had cases in the latest count), leading virologists to scramble to isolate the virus. This was accomplished in November of the same year, when it was found in the excreta of deer mice. This and many other virus results are reported in the just-published Encyclopedia of Virology. Over 250 articles examine all phases of animal, insect, plant, and bacteriophage viruses... The Encyclopedia of Virology is recommended for reference departments of academic, medical, and corporate libraries." --MEDICAL LIBRARIES DISCUSSION GROUP ON INTERNET "The Encyclopedia is user friendly... The print is large and legible and frequent subheadings direct the reader to the appropriate material. The many photographs, figures, and tables enhance the text... The Encyclopedia would be a valuable addition to the reference libraries of medical schools, veterinary schools, graduate schools, and hospitals." --NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE "This major overview of the field of virology seems to have no precedent. This is a reference book for any library that serves the basic or clinical science. It also makes interesting and accessible reading for librarians who want to know more about this important subject." --ELIZABETH A. WOOD in MEDICAL REFERENCE SERVICES QUARTERLY "The encyclopedia exhibits thoughtful, convenient organization." --CHOICE