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Viruses: A Very Short Introduction

Viruses: A Very Short Introduction

by Dorothy H. Crawford

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199574858
Pages: 144
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 4 Mb
Date posting: 2020-09-20
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In recent years, the world has witnessed dramatic outbreaks of such dangerous viruses such as HIV, Hanta, swine flu, SARS, and Lassa fever. In this Very Short Introduction, eminent biologist and popular science writer Dorothy Crawford offers a fascinating portrait of these infinitesimally small but often highly dangerous creatures. Crawford 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...