Stock Image

Immunology and Evolution of Infectious Disease, by Frank

Frank, Steven A.

ISBN 10: 0691095957 / ISBN 13: 9780691095950
Published by Princeton Univ Pr, 2002
Used Condition: Good Soft cover
From Bookbyte (Salem, OR, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since February 15, 2001

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 13.38 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Has minor wear and/or markings. SKU:9780691095950-3-0-3. Bookseller Inventory # 9780691095950-3-0-3

Bibliographic Details

Title: Immunology and Evolution of Infectious ...

Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

About this title


From HIV to influenza, the battle between infectious agents and the immune system is at the heart of disease. Knowledge of how and why parasites vary to escape recognition by the immune system is central to vaccine design, the control of epidemics, and our fundamental understanding of parasite ecology and evolution. As the first comprehensive synthesis of parasite variation at the molecular, population, and evolutionary levels, this book is essential reading for students and researchers throughout biology and biomedicine.

The author uses an evolutionary perspective to meld the terms and findings of molecular biology, immunology, pathogen biology, and population dynamics. This multidisciplinary approach offers newcomers a readable introduction while giving specialists an invaluable guide to allied subjects. Every aspect of the immune response is presented in the functional context of parasite recognition and defense--an emphasis that gives structure to a tremendous amount of data and brings into sharp focus the great complexity of immunology. The problems that end each chapter set the challenge for future research, and the text includes extensive discussion of HIV, influenza, foot-and-mouth disease, and many other pathogens.

This is the only book that treats in an integrated way all factors affecting variation in infectious disease. It is a superb teaching tool and a rich source of ideas for new and experienced researchers. For molecular biologists, immunologists, and evolutionary biologists, this book provides new insight into infectious agents, immunity, and the evolution of infectious disease.

From the Back Cover:

"Steven Frank provides us with a profound insight into the Darwinian evolutionary dynamics between parasite and host, told from an immunological slant. It is essential reading to understand why infections cause disease."--Robin A. Weiss, Fellow of the Royal Society, Wohl Virion Centre, University College London

"This book is a real gem. Very readable, it is a teaching and research text that will be widely adopted at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. It will also provide a wonderful source of ideas for researchers working on infectious diseases, population ecology, and evolutionary biology."--Roy Anderson, Fellow of the Royal Society, Imperial College, London

"This is an extremely stimulating and hugely ambitious book. It distils key essentials from the ever increasing avalanche of largely undigested molecular and immunological data to answer important questions about the natural history of antigenic variation in an evolutionary context. Frank gives us the missing part of the field: what it all means. His synthesis cuts across large areas of modern biology and is just the sort of thing the field needs."--Andrew Read, University of Edinburgh

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

We are a business selling textbooks on the Internet. Our strength is in our friendly and professional customer service, which includes accurate listings, quick email response, fast shipping and 100% guaranteed product. We are always happy to help out customers with any questions or problems concerning their purchases. We offer standard and expedited shipping.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date.

Other items (CDs, DVDs, software & video games) are also backed by our money-back guarantee if they are returned unopened and unused.

If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask booksel...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Most used and new textbook orders that are received by 7:30AM PST are shipped the same business day. Orders received after 7:30AM PST are shipped no later than the next business day. Delivery time for Standard Shipping is usually between 5-20 days. Delivery time for Expedited Shipping is usually between 3-5 days. * 90% of our books shipped Expedited are delivered in 2 5 days. At times, based on weather and distance from our shipping location, some orders may take a few additional days. Faster shipping methods are available as well, at a higher cost.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express