Viruses

A Scientific American Library Book

Levine, Arnold J.

Henry Holt and Co.

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Viruses encapsulates for the lay reader the enormous scientific and medical contributions that have come from the field of virology.  Dr. Arnold Levine presents the story of the scientists behind our current understanding of these infective agents and explains how that knowledge has helped us comprehend life at both the molecular and the human level.  Many intriguing facets of viral behavior are explored, as Dr. Levine provides a clear account of their natural history, the mechanisms by which they spread and survive, and the toll they exact on their animal, plant, and bacterial hosts.
Dr. Levine celebrates the great successes that have come from viral studies--the development of a wide range of vaccines, the eradication of smallpox, and the insights into the origins of cancer.  He also examines the challeges we still face, with a series of interconnected chapters on the specific viruses behind some of our most urgent public health problems, including the viruses that cause AIDS, influenza, herpes, and hepatitis.  A concluding chapter on the origin and evolution of viruses touches on some of the most provocative issues in molecular biology today.
Viral infections continue to be an immediate health concern of imposing proportions.  Viruses is written for the general reader eager to know how we study and confront these diseases and where today's research may lead.

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1VirusesFour tons of wheat; eight tons of rye; four fat oxen; eight fat pigs; twelve fat sheep; two hogsheads of wine; four barrels of beer; two barrels of butter; one thousand pounds of cheese; one bed, with accessories; one full-dress suit; and one silver goblet. 
Goods traded in 1625 for one bulb of the "broken" tulips that became an aesthetic and commercial craze: the "tulipomania" of the mid-1630s in HollandThe human mind has always been fascinated with the concepts of largest and smallest. For mathematicians, these are infinity and zero; for physicists, the ever-expanding

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Levine, Arnold J.

Arnold J. Levine is the Harry C. Weiss Professor and Chairman of the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Viriology.  An expert on DNA viruses, Dr. Levine is one of the leaders of research on tumor-suppressor genes and on the p53 oncogene product, one of the most intensive and eagerly watched areas of study in modern biology.  In 1991, Dr. Levine was elected to the National Academy of Science.

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Viruses
A Scientific American Library Book
Levine, Arnold J.

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Henry Holt and Co.
August 1991
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ISBN: 9781466813885
ISBN10: 1466813881
240 pages
$7.99
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