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- DescriptionFrom 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, structure, and method of infection, Dorothy Crawford explores the vast variety of viruses, asking if we can live in harmony with them in the future.
- Author BiographyProfessor Crawford took the Robert Irvine Chair of Medical Microbiology at the University of Edinburgh in 1997, headed the school of Biomedical Sciences from 2004-2007, and was appointed Assistant Principal for Public Understanding of Medicine in 2007. She has previously published two books on microbes for a general audience, The Invisible Enemy (OUP, 2000), and more recently Deadly Companions (OUP, 2007). She was elected a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2001 and awarded an OBE for services to medicine and higher education in 2005.
- Author(s)Dorothy H. Crawford
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication28/07/2011
- GenrePopular Science
- Series TitleVery Short Introductions
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Content Note19 black and white halftones
- Weight146 g
- Width107 mm
- Height168 mm
- Spine10 mm
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