Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - The Invisible Enemy by Dorothy H. Crawford

Viruses are disarmingly small and simple. None the less, the smallpox virus killed over 300 million people in the 20th century prior to its eradication in 1980. The AIDS virus, HIV, is now the single most common cause of death in Africa. In recent years, the outbreaks of several lethal viruses such as Ebola and hanta virus have caused great public concern. In her fascinating and vividly written book, Dorothy Crawford describes all aspects of the natural history of these deadly parasites, explaining how they differ from other microorganisms. She looks at the havoc viruses have caused in the past, where they have come from, and the detective work involved in uncovering them. Finally, she considers whether a new virus could potentially wipe out the human race. This is an informative and highly readable book, which will be read by all those seeking a deeper understanding of these minute but remarkably efficient killers.

Buy The Invisible Enemy by Dorothy H. Crawford from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780198564812
ISBN-10: 0198564813
Format: Paperback
(196mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 21-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - The Invisible Enemy by Dorothy H. Crawford

Book Reviews - The Invisible Enemy by Dorothy H. Crawford

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Invisible Enemy book by Dorothy H. Crawford and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Dorothy H. Crawford

Dorothy Crawford is Professor of Medical Microbiology at the University of Edinburgh.

Books By Dorothy H. Crawford

Ebola by Dorothy H. Crawford
Hardback, November 2016
Virus Hunt by Dorothy H. Crawford
Paperback, August 2015
Cancer Virus by Dorothy H. Crawford
Hardback, February 2014
Viruses: A Very Short Introduction by Dorothy H. Crawford
Paperback, July 2011