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Immune: The new book from Kurzgesagt - a gorgeously illustrated deep dive into the immune system
 

Immune: The new book from Kurzgesagt - a gorgeously illustrated deep dive into the immune system (Hardback)

By Dettmer, Philipp

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    9 Nov 21

'A truly brilliant introduction to the human body's vast system for fighting infections and other threats' JOHN GREEN 'Reads as if it's a riveting sci-fi novel . . . a delightful treat for the curious' TIM URBAN ************** A gorgeously-illustrated deep dive into the immune sy...stem that will forever change how you think about your body - how it works and why it is both your greatest ally and most dangerous enemy - from the creator of the popular science YouTube channel Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell. You wake up and feel a tickle in your throat. Your head hurts. You're mildly annoyed as you get the kids ready for school and dress for work yourself. Meanwhile, an utterly epic war is being fought, just below your skin. Millions are fighting and dying for you to be able to complain as you drink your cup of tea and head out the door. So what, exactly, IS your immune system? Second only to the human brain in its complexity, it is one of the oldest and most critical facets of life on Earth. Without it, you would die within days. In Immune, Philipp Dettmer, the brains behind the most popular science channel on YouTube, takes readers on a journey through the fortress of the human body and its defenses. There is a constant battle of staggering scale raging within us, full of stories of invasion, strategy, defeat, and noble self-sacrifice. In fact, in the time you've been reading this, your immune system has probably identified and eradicated a cancer cell that started to grow in your body. Each chapter delves deeply into an element of the immune system, including defenses like antibodies and inflammation as well as threats like viruses, bacteria, allergies and cancer, as Dettmer reveals why boosting your immune system is actually nonsense, how parasites sneak their way past your body's defenses, how viruses-including the coronavirus-work, and what goes on in your wounds when you cut yourself. Enlivened by engaging full-color graphics and immersive descriptions, Immune turns one of the most intricate, interconnected, and confusing subjects - immunology - into a gripping adventure through an astonishing alien landscape. Challenging what you know and think about your own body and how it defends you against all sorts of maladies and how it might also eventually be your own downfall, Immune is a vital and remarkably fun crash course in what is arguably, and increasingly, the most important system in the body.
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ISBN 9781529360684
Released NZ 9 Nov 2021
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Format Hardback
Availability
Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9781529360684
Stock Release date is 9 November 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint Hodder & Stoughton
Released 9 Nov 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Dettmer, Philipp
Category Infectious & Contagious Diseases
Immunology
Human Biology & Related Topics
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 184mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 616.079
Weight 1,137g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Immune system - Popular works
NBS Text Clinical Medicine: Professional
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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