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Why Aren't We Dead Yet?: The Curious Person's Guide to the Immune System

Why Aren't We Dead Yet?: The Curious Person's Guide to the Immune System (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Ben-Barak, Idan

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Disease--specifically infectious disease--is what eventually kills the overwhelming majority of us. In fact, it's amazing that it doesn't get us sooner: we fight off millions of disease-causing germs every day. So how come we're not dead yet? In this lively and accessible book, I...dan Ben-Barak tells us why. He explores the immune system and what keeps it running, how germs are destroyed, and why we develop immunities to certain disease-causing agents. He also examines the role of antibiotics and vaccines, and looks at what the future holds for our collective chances of not being dead. This is entertaining and thoughtful science writing to inspire the student interested in a career in medicine or immunology, or to inform the reader who just wants to understand more about their body while having a laugh along the way.
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ISBN 9781947534377
Released NZ 6 Nov 2018
Publisher Scribe Us
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9781947534377
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Scribe Us
Imprint Scribe US
Released 6 Nov 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Ben-Barak, Idan
Category Immunology
Biology & Life Sciences
Bacteriology (Non-Medical)
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 249g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Life Sciences: General
ONIX Text General/trade