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272 Pages | 39 black and white images

7.8 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780192845030


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Viruses

The Invisible Enemy

Second Edition

Dorothy H. Crawford

Oxford Landmark Science

  • Explores what viruses are, and how and why they cause disease
  • Analyses recent epidemics caused by viruses, from Swine Flu to SARS, Ebola, and most devastating of all, COVID-19
  • Considers how we can fight viruses, particularly in the wake of the 2020-21 global pandemic
  • Discusses the ways our exploitation of the natural world is accelerating the rate of emergence of novel viruses
  • Looks to the challenges we can expect in the future, from new and as-yet undiscovered viruses

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