Viruses and Man: A History of Interactions

Authors: Taylor, Milton W.

  • Covers little known areas such as the interest and practice of bacteriophage therapy in Eastern Europe during the 1930’s until today
  • Discusses the possible role of viruses in cancer
  • Includes chapters on specific virus diseases, such as smallpox, yellow fever and polio, the current status of HIV and the development of anti-virals
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About this book

Milton Taylor, Indiana University, offers an easy-to-read and fascinating text describing the impact of viruses on human society. The book starts with an analysis of the profound effect that viral epidemics had on world history resulting in demographic upheavals by destroying total populations. It also provides a brief history of virology and immunology. Furthermore, the use of viruses for the treatment of cancer (viral oncolysis or virotherapy) and bacterial diseases (phage therapy) and as vectors in gene therapy is discussed in detail. Several chapters focus on viral diseases such as smallpox, influenza, polio, hepatitis and their control, as well as on HIV and AIDS and on some emerging viruses with an interesting story attached to their discovery or vaccine development. The book closes with a chapter on biological weapons. It will serve as an invaluable source of information for beginners in the field of virology as well as for experienced virologists, other academics, students, and readers without prior knowledge of virology or molecular biology.

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“Viruses and Man: A History of Interactions offers an extensive broad survey of selected topics on viruses, including the development of virology and its applications in molecular biology and biotechnology. … This book is accessible to nonexpert audiences. For experts, it can provide a deeper appreciation of the history of virology and virus-associated biotechnology and provide historical insight to modern-day challenges.” (Atis Muehlenbachs, Clinical Infectious Diseases CID, Vol. 60, June, 2015)


Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Introduction: A Short History of Virology

    Taylor, Milton W.

    Pages 1-22

  • What Is a Virus?

    Taylor, Milton W.

    Pages 23-40

  • A History of Cell Culture

    Taylor, Milton W.

    Pages 41-52

  • The Discovery of Bacteriophage and the d’Herelle Controversy

    Taylor, Milton W.

    Pages 53-61

  • The Beginnings of Molecular Biology

    Taylor, Milton W.

    Pages 63-75

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-07758-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-07757-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 7, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35294-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Viruses and Man: A History of Interactions
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-07758-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-07758-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-07757-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35294-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 430
Number of Illustrations and Tables
31 b/w illustrations, 144 illustrations in colour
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