Encyclopedia of Immunology: Volume 1-4: v. 1-4

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With more than 700 expert authors from 22 different countries, the "Encyclopedia of Immunology, Second Edition" is the largest comprehensive reference source of current immunological knowledge available. It provides a broad scope and high level of expertise to the many aspects of the field of immunology and related areas, including microbiology, virology, and parasitology. Arranged into 31 subject areas with extensive cross-referencing and subject indexes in each volume, the Encyclopedia is easy-to-use for virtually any researcher, regardless of his or her field. Concise definitions of the subject area also introduce each entry. The Second Edition includes timely and thorough updates for all articles from the First Edition, more than 60 new entries, a glossary of immunological terms in each volume, a total of 500 figures and tables, and new color plates sections. The key features include: four volumes, each containing a subject index; approximately 630 different articles; more than 700 expert contributors from 22 different countries; coverage of 31 different subject areas; concise definitions of the subject to introduce each entry; further reading lists at the end of each entry; extensive cross-referencing; entries arranged in a single A-Z list for easy access; easy-to-read double-column format; more than 500 figures to complement the text; more than 60 new articles; a glossary of immunological terms in each volume; and, a color plate section in each volume.

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Praise for the First Edition:

"... undoubtedly provides the largest comprehensive source of immunological knowledge available...The Encyclopedia of Immunology is an essential text for any biomedical department, hospital, or university library."

"Certainly these three volumes belong on the bookshelf of anyone working in the field" -- NATURE

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The completely revised and expanded Encyclopedia of Immunology Second edition is the largest comprehensive source of current immunological knowledge available. 40% larger than the first edition,it provides over 630 articles, including 60 entirely new articles in four volumes and over 3000 pages.

The new articles cover particularly active areas of research such as : Second Signals for Lymphocyte Activation; Apoptosis; Anergy; Dendritic Cells; DNA vaccines; MHC-Peptide Binding Specificity; Humanization of Monoclonal Antibodies

NEW for the second edition are:

A GLOSSARY of immunological terms in each volume;

A COLOR PLATE section in each volume

Buyers of the print work are entitled to register for access to the ONLINE version until the end of 1999. The online version offers easy access to articles from the contents list and from the index, hyperlinks to cross-references, figures and tables, and word-searching facilities.

From the reviews of the first edition:

"the entries, in a remarkable way, cover the current state of knowledge about immunology...nowhere else, to the best of my knowledge, can this information be so quickly and easily obtained...Certainly these three volumes belong on the bookshelf of anyone working in the field" NATURE

"...undoubtedly provides the largest comprehensive reference source of immunological knowledge available...this encyclopedia was extremely easy-to-use...each entry was informative, yet understandable, to even the most inexperienced of immunologist" IMMUNOLOGY TODAY

"There are textbooks and dictionaries of immunology, and with the publication of this encyclopedia there is now an excellent comprehensive reference work in the field" CHOICE

REVIEW of a selection of articles from the second edition

"The quality, conciseness and clarity of these updated chapters is a great leap forward...the right people have been chosen to do the right job"

IVAN LEFKOVITS Basel Institute for Immunology, Switzerland

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