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Our immune system is a complex network of cells continually working against a barrage of attack from our environment to, quite literally, save our lives. But how do our bodies protect us from the bacteria, and other potentially life threatening organisms, that surrounds us everyday? Infection and immunity third edition explains how, in the lucid, accessible style for which john playfair is well known. Together with Greg Bancroft, an expert in infectious diseases, playfair describes the main causes of infection that our bodies have battle against- from bacteria to viruses- and explain the intricate and fascinating way that our bodies respond to infection- from detection of these potentially dangerous organisms, to their ultimate elimination. With examples of infectious diseases from across the world, this book is perfect for biomedical science, bioscience and microbiology students who need to understand what causes infection, and how our immune system respond.
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 2008. Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP91570839