Evolution of Infectious Disease
By (author) Paul W. Ewald
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Evolution of Infectious Disease by Paul W. Ewald
Book DescriptionThis ground-breaking work is the first book to present a Darwinian perspective on infectious disease. It views disease-producing bacteria and viruses as parasites and explains the history of disease as a host-parasite relationship, one which can evolve in many different ways and with radically different effects on the host population. The author's evolutionary approach is interdisciplinary, drawing on theory and example from the fields of epidemiology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, physiology, evolutionary ecology, and the ecology of populations and communities.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195111392
(234mm x 153mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 23-Jan-1997
Country of Publication: United States
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Aimed at evolutionary biologists, ecologists and epidemiologists, this extended essay presents an evolutionary-biological perspective of human infectious disease.
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Author Biography - Paul W. Ewald
Paul W. Ewald is a professor and Chair of the Biology Department at Amherst College, and holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has been named the first George E. Burch Fellow of Theoretic Medicine and Affiliated Sciences, a position awarded by the Smithsonian Institution and hosted by the Smithsonian Tropical Institute.
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