Viruses, Plagues, and History: Past, Present and Future

Valutazione media 3,79
( su 364 valutazioni fornite da GoodReads )
 
9780195327311: Viruses, Plagues, and History: Past, Present and Future

The story of viruses and humanity is a story of fear and ignorance, of grief and heartbreak, and of great bravery and sacrifice. Michael Oldstone tells all these stories as he illuminates the history of the devastating diseases that have tormented humanity, focusing mostly on the most famous viruses.
Oldstone begins with smallpox, polio, and measles. Nearly 300 million people were killed by smallpox in this century alone and the author presents a vivid account of the long campaign to eradicate this lethal killer. Oldstone then describes the fascinating viruses that have captured headlines in more recent years: Ebola, Hantavirus, mad cow disease (a frightening illness made worse by government mishandling and secrecy), and, of course, AIDS. And he tells us of the many scientists watching and waiting even now for the next great plague, monitoring influenza strains to see whether the deadly variant from 1918—a viral strain that killed over 20 million people in 1918-1919—will make a comeback. For this revised edition, Oldstone includes discussions of new viruses like SARS, bird flu, virally caused cancers, chronic wasting disease, and West Nile, and fully updates the original text with new findings on particular viruses.
Viruses, Plagues, and History paints a sweeping portrait of humanity's long-standing conflict with our unseen viral enemies. Oldstone's book is a vivid history of a fascinating field, and a highly reliable dispatch from an eminent researcher on the front line of this ongoing campaign.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

L'autore:

Michael B. A. Oldstone is Professor and Head of the Viral-Immunobiology Laboratory at The Scripps Research Institute. A leader in the field, he has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors and has served or serves on several national and international committees charged with understanding, treating and eliminating viral diseases. He was a consultant to the World Health Organization for the eradication of poliomyelitis and measles, and was a member of the SAGE Executive Board. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Contenuti:

  • Part I: Viruses, Plagues, and History
  • 1: A General Introduction
  • 2: Introduction to the Principles of Virology
  • 3: Introduction to the Principles of Immunology
  • Part II: Success Stories
  • 4: Smallpox
  • 5: Yellow Fever
  • 6: Measles Virus
  • 7: Poliomyelitis
  • Part III: Present and Future Challenges
  • 8: An Overview of Newly Emerging Viral Plagues: The Hemorrhagic Fevers
  • 9: Lassa Fever
  • 10: Ebola
  • 11: Hantavirus
  • 12: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS): The First Pandemic of the 21st Century
  • 13: West Nile Virus: Deaths of Crows and Humans
  • 14: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): AIDS, the Current Plague
  • 15: Mad Cow Disease and Englishmen: Spongiform Encephalopathies—Prion or Virus Disease?
  • 16: Influenza Virus, the Plague that May Return
  • 17: Conclusions and Future Predictions
  • Captions
  • References
  • Index

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Michael B. A. Oldstone
Editore: Oxford University Press Inc, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0195327314 ISBN 13: 9780195327311
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Revised edition. 206 x 140 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The story of viruses and humanity is a story of fear and ignorance, of grief and heartbreak, and of great bravery and sacrifice. Michael Oldstone tells all these stories as he illuminates the history of the devastating diseases that have tormented humanity, focusing mostly on the most famous viruses. Oldstone begins with smallpox, polio, and measles. Nearly 300 million people were killed by smallpox in this century alone and the author presents a vivid account of the long campaign to eradicate this lethal killer. Oldstone then describes the fascinating viruses that have captured headlines in more recent years: Ebola, Hantavirus, mad cow disease (a frightening illness made worse by government mishandling and secrecy), and, of course, AIDS. And he tells us of the many scientists watching and waiting even now for the next great plague, monitoring influenza strains to see whether the deadly variant from 1918-a viral strain that killed over 20 million people in 1918-1919-will make a comeback. For this revised edition, Oldstone includes discussions of new viruses like SARS, bird flu, virally caused cancers, chronic wasting disease, and West Nile, and fully updates the original text with new findings on particular viruses. Viruses, Plagues, and History paints a sweeping portrait of humanity s long-standing conflict with our unseen viral enemies. Oldstone s book is a vivid history of a fascinating field, and a highly reliable dispatch from an eminent researcher on the front line of this ongoing campaign. Codice libro della libreria AOP9780195327311

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,29
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Oldstone M.D., Michael B. A.
ISBN 10: 0195327314 ISBN 13: 9780195327311
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Codice libro della libreria 97801953273110000000

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,30
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Michael B. A. Oldstone
Editore: Oxford University Press Inc, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0195327314 ISBN 13: 9780195327311
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Revised edition. 206 x 140 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The story of viruses and humanity is a story of fear and ignorance, of grief and heartbreak, and of great bravery and sacrifice. Michael Oldstone tells all these stories as he illuminates the history of the devastating diseases that have tormented humanity, focusing mostly on the most famous viruses. Oldstone begins with smallpox, polio, and measles. Nearly 300 million people were killed by smallpox in this century alone and the author presents a vivid account of the long campaign to eradicate this lethal killer. Oldstone then describes the fascinating viruses that have captured headlines in more recent years: Ebola, Hantavirus, mad cow disease (a frightening illness made worse by government mishandling and secrecy), and, of course, AIDS. And he tells us of the many scientists watching and waiting even now for the next great plague, monitoring influenza strains to see whether the deadly variant from 1918-a viral strain that killed over 20 million people in 1918-1919-will make a comeback. For this revised edition, Oldstone includes discussions of new viruses like SARS, bird flu, virally caused cancers, chronic wasting disease, and West Nile, and fully updates the original text with new findings on particular viruses. Viruses, Plagues, and History paints a sweeping portrait of humanity s long-standing conflict with our unseen viral enemies. Oldstone s book is a vivid history of a fascinating field, and a highly reliable dispatch from an eminent researcher on the front line of this ongoing campaign. Codice libro della libreria AOP9780195327311

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,37
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Michael B. A. Oldstone M.D.
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195327314 ISBN 13: 9780195327311
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 0195327314

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,54
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,21
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Oldstone, Michael B. a.
ISBN 10: 0195327314 ISBN 13: 9780195327311
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 2009. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria IB-9780195327311

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,11
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,66
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Oldstone, Michael B. a.
ISBN 10: 0195327314 ISBN 13: 9780195327311
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 2009. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria VU-9780195327311

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,23
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,66
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Oldstone, Michael B. a.
ISBN 10: 0195327314 ISBN 13: 9780195327311
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: > 20
Da
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 818271

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,31
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,66
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Oldstone, Michael B. A.
Editore: OUP USA 2009-11-12 (2009)
ISBN 10: 0195327314 ISBN 13: 9780195327311
Nuovi Quantità: 5
Da
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro OUP USA 2009-11-12, 2009. Condizione libro: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Codice libro della libreria NU-GRD-00553346

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,49
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,55
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Oldstone, Michael B. A.
Editore: Oxford University Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 0195327314 ISBN 13: 9780195327311
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 20
Da
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 0195327314

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,24
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,74
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Oldstone, Michael B. A.
Editore: Oxford University Press Inc (2009)
ISBN 10: 0195327314 ISBN 13: 9780195327311
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 15
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press Inc, 2009. Condizione libro: New. 2009. Rev Upd. Paperback. Num Pages: 400 pages, 60 illus. BIC Classification: MBX; MJCJ; VFD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 209 x 141 x 26. Weight in Grams: 424. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780195327311

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 15,79
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Irlanda a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro