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Why Aren't We Dead Yet?: the survivor's guide to the immune system

Why Aren't We Dead Yet?: the survivor's guide to the immune system (EPUB ebook)

By Ben-Barak, Idan

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 BRAGG UNSW PRESS PRIZE FOR SCIENCE WRITING Disease - specifically infectious disease - is what eventually kills the overwhelming majority of us. In fact, it's amazing that it doesn't get us sooner: we fight off millions of disease-causing germs every d...ay. So how come we're not dead yet? In this lively and accessible book, Idan Ben-Barak tells us why. He explores the immune system and what keeps it running, how germs are destroyed, and why we develop immunities to certain disease-causing agents. He also examines the role of antibiotics and vaccines, and looks at what the future holds for our collective chances of not being dead. This is entertaining and thoughtful science writing to inspire the student interested in a career in medicine or immunology, or to inform the reader who just wants to understand more about their body while having a laugh along the way. PRAISE FOR IDAN BEN-BARAK '[F]riendly and engaging ... accessible to anyone who's curious about the mechanics of the human body.' The Age
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ISBN 9781925113297
Published 23 Jul 2014
Publisher Scribe Publications
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781925113297
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Scribe Publications
Imprint Scribe
Released 23 Jul 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Ben-Barak, Idan
Category Medicine
Paediatric Medicine
Science: General Issues
Popular Science
Human Biology
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 616.079
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Immune system, Natural immunity, Immunization, Immune system, Immunization
NBS Text Clinical Medicine: Professional
ONIX Text General/trade