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award winning science writer examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2010: "In 2010, about six hundred thousand Americans, and more than 7 million humans around the world, will die of cancer." With this sobering statistic, physician and researcher Siddhartha Mukherjee begins his comprehensive and eloquent "biography" of one of the most virulent diseases of our time. An exhaustive account of cancer's origins, The Emperor of All Maladies illustrates how modern treatments--multi-pronged chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, as well as preventative care--came into existence thanks to a century's worth of research, trials, and small, essential breakthroughs around the globe. While The Emperor of All Maladies is rich with the science and history behind the fight against cancer, it is also a meditation on illness, medical ethics, and the complex, intertwining lives of doctors and patients. Mukherjee's profound compassion--for cancer patients, their families, as well as the oncologists who, all too often, can offer little hope--makes this book a very human history of an elusive and complicated disease. --Lynette Mong
Siddhartha Mukherjee M.D., Ph.D., is a cancer physician and researcher. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a cancer physician at the CU/NYU Presbyterian Hospital. A Rhodes Scholar, he graduated from Stanford University, University of Oxford, and from Harvard Medical School and was a Fellow at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He has published articles in Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, Neuron, the Journal of Clinical Investigation, The New York Times, and The New Republic. He lives in New York with his wife and daughter.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2010. Paperback. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 3386696349
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Book Description Scribner, 2010. Paperback. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_306857189
Book Description Simon & Schuster 2010-01-01, 2010. Paperback. Condition: Good. Item is in good condition. Some moderate creases and wear. This item may not come with CDs or additional parts including access codes for textbooks. Might be an ex-library copy and contain writing/highlighting. Photos are stock pictures and not of the actual item. Seller Inventory # DS-0007367481-3
Book Description Fourth Estate, London, 2011. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st soft cover edition. London: Fourth estate, 2011. 1st soft cover edition (2nd printing), NF/. paperback has light wear to some corners. Illustrated with b & w plates. Includes notes, glossary, bibliography and index. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize (2011). "Eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with for 5,000 years. Author recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories and deaths." well-written, nice copy, 571 pp. Seller Inventory # 004931
Book Description London, Fourth Estate, 2011. Gr.-8°, Broschiert. S/W Abbildungen. 571 Seiten. Buch in englischer Sprache. Gut erhalten. Einband etw. lichtrandig. Schnitt gebräunt. Sichtlich ungelesen. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 900. Seller Inventory # 28619
Book Description Fourth Estate, London, 2011. br., cop.fig. Condition: COME NUOVO. cm.15x23,5, pp.XIV,(2),571,(3), 26 ill.in 8 tavv.in bn.ft., London, Fourth Estate 2011, cm.15x23,5, pp.XIV,(2),571,(3), 26 ill.in 8 tavv.in bn.ft., br., cop.fig. Seller Inventory # 216572
Book Description Fourth Estate, 2011. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 902297
Book Description HarperCollins, 2010. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. Science, Mu. New unread copy with moderately sunned spine area. Seller Inventory # ABE-1602216775972