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The Resource Viruses : a very short introduction, Dorothy H. Crawford

Viruses : a very short introduction, Dorothy H. Crawford

Label
Viruses : a very short introduction
Title
Viruses
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Dorothy H. Crawford
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 volume the author looks at the nature of viruses and our perpetual struggle against them. In recent years, the world has witnessed dramatic outbreaks of such dangerous viruses such as HIV, Hanta, swine flu, SARS, and Lassa fever. Here the author, a biologist and science writer offers a portrait of these infinitesimally small but often highly dangerous creatures. Outlining their discovery, their structure, and their modes of infection, she describes the challenges posed by them. She first relates how viruses were discovered and she unravels the intricate structures of tiny parasites that are by far the most abundant life forms on the planet. Analyzing the threat of viral infections, she recounts stories of renowned killer viruses such as Ebola and rabies as well as the less known bat-borne Nipah and Hendra viruses. She identifies wild animals as the source of the most recent pandemics, detailing the reasons behind the present increase in potentially fatal infections, and evaluating the evidence that suggests that long term viruses can eventually lead to cancer. Finally, she looks to the future to ask whether we can ever live in harmony with viruses, and considers ways to prevent the emergence of new and devastating viruses
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crawford, Dorothy H
Dewey number
616.9101
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QR364
LC item number
.C73 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
276
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Viruses
  • Medical virology
  • Virus diseases
  • Swine influenza
  • Hantaviruses
  • HIV (Viruses)
  • Nipah virus
  • Ebola virus disease
  • Rabies
Target audience
adult
Label
Viruses : a very short introduction, Dorothy H. Crawford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-149) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xiv, 156 pages
Isbn
9780199574858
Lccn
2011283916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn713182388
  • (Sirsi) o713182388
  • (OCoLC)713182388
Label
Viruses : a very short introduction, Dorothy H. Crawford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-149) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xiv, 156 pages
Isbn
9780199574858
Lccn
2011283916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn713182388
  • (Sirsi) o713182388
  • (OCoLC)713182388

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