Viral Fitness: The Next SARS and West Nile in the Making

Jaap Goudsmit

Published by Oxford University Press, 2004
ISBN 10: 0195130340 / ISBN 13: 9780195130348
New / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
From Books Express (Kittery, ME, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0195130340n

About this title:

Synopsis: Despite vaccines and medicines, we have not succeeded in eradicating the most poisonous viruses in the world, like jaundice, measles, diarrhea, polio, and AIDS, not to mention newcomers like West Nile and SARS. Also, since September 11, it is no longer unthinkable that a terrorist would intentionally spread a virus among people or the food chain. In this book, Jaap Goudsmit argues that there is no such thing as life without viruses for many reasons; including the fact that many viruses spread without any visible signs, and can hide in animals; that there are too many different species of viruses and they multiply much faster than any animal or plant; and that infections strike especially in areas where life is difficult enough already, such as Africa and Asia.

However, Goudsmit continues, if viruses hold onto life so stubbornly, perhaps they can be useful to other living beings. Do viruses offer people a better chance of survival in a hostile world? Do viruses make people fitter? Some viruses seem to play a role in the process whereby our genes adapt to the environment. What is it that makes viruses incredibly strong, and can we learn something from it? What is the secret of the enormous "fitness" of viruses? Will viruses spell the end of mankind or will man always be able to offer resistance? This book attempts to answer these and other questions.

About the Author: Jaap Goudsmit is at Crucell, The Netherlands.

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

Bibliographic Details

Title: Viral Fitness: The Next SARS and West Nile ...
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: New
Edition: 1.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Goudsmit, Jaap
ISBN 10: 0195130340 ISBN 13: 9780195130348
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Hardback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR009422144

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 1.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.89
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Goudsmit, Jaap
Published by Oxford University Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 0195130340 ISBN 13: 9780195130348
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
medimops
(Berlin, Germany)

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2004. Gut/Very good: Buch bzw. Schutzumschlag mit wenigen Gebrauchsspuren an Einband, Schutzumschlag oder Seiten. / Describes a book or dust jacket that does show some signs of wear on either the binding, dust jacket or pages. Seller Inventory # M00195130340-V

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 4.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.33
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Jaap Goudsmit
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195130340 ISBN 13: 9780195130348
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Free Shipping Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)

Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 3164157459

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 4.48
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Goudsmit, Jaap
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195130340 ISBN 13: 9780195130348
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Wonder Book
(Frederick, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Oxford University Press. Condition: Very Good. . Very Good dust jacket. Seller Inventory # N24D-02298

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 4.57
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Jaap Goudsmit
Published by Oxford University Press, Incorporated
ISBN 10: 0195130340 ISBN 13: 9780195130348
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks
(AURORA, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Oxford University Press, Incorporated. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0195130340I3N00

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 5.17
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Jaap Goudsmit
Published by Oxford University Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 0195130340 ISBN 13: 9780195130348
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2004. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0195130340-2-4

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 10.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Jaap Goudsmit M.D.
Published by Oxford University Press, USA (2004)
ISBN 10: 0195130340 ISBN 13: 9780195130348
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0195130340

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 10.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Jaap Goudsmit
Published by OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, New York (2004)
ISBN 10: 0195130340 ISBN 13: 9780195130348
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
HERB RIESSEN-RARE BOOKS
(Costa Mesa, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, New York, 2004. A Hardbound Book. Condition: Very Fine/New. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Fine/New in Mylar. First Edition First Printing. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. A Trade Book. Seller Inventory # 11067

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 5.85
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.75
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Goudsmit, Jaap
Published by Oxford University Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 0195130340 ISBN 13: 9780195130348
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
2Vbooks
(Derwood, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2004. Hard cover. Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 187 p. Audience: General/trade. No previous owner's name; clean tight pages, no bent corners; HC 67. Seller Inventory # Alibris.0006846

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 8.85
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Jaap Goudsmit (Author)
Published by Oxford University Press, Book
ISBN 10: 0195130340 ISBN 13: 9780195130348
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
New Book Sale
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Oxford University Press, Book. Hardcover. Condition: New. Usually Dispatched within 1-2 Business Days , Buy with confidence , excellent customer service. Seller Inventory # 0195130340(1L1330)

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.36
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.41
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are 12 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book