How the Immune System Works (Blackwell's How It Works)

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Understanding the immune system is crucial for both medical and bioscience students, with new research revealing yet more secrets year on year. Many books offer in–depth introductions to the subject, but How the Immune System Works remains uniquely popular for its personable and practical overview of the nuts and bolts of the immune system.

This third edition provides a perfect introduction to the essential principles of the immune system, covered in humorous but highly informative ′lectures′ accompanied by clear and accessible illustrations. It is perfect for exam preparation or as an enjoyable overview of a difficult subject. Both students and instructors will welcome the clarity and authority that Lauren Sompayrac brings to this timely revision.

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How the Immune System Works remains uniquely popular for its personable and practical overview of the nuts and bolts of the immune system. This third edition provides a perfect introduction to the essential principles of the immune system, covered in humorous but highly informative ′lectures′ accompanied by clear and accessible illustrations. It is perfect for exam preparation or as an enjoyable overview of a difficult subject. Both students and instructors will welcome the clarity and authority that Lauren Sompayrac brings to this timely revision. The conversational writing style makes it seem as though the author is talking to the reader directly. There is no other book currently available quite like this one. Those of our students who have discovered the book have recommended it to others. When completing course evaluations, a substantial number have commented on how helpful it was. ( Doody′s Book Reviews, October 2008)

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The immune system has evolved as a protection from pathogenic attack. It is immensely complicated and our appreciation of this complexity increases year on year as new research reveals yet more secrets. Understanding the immune system is crucial for both medical and bioscience students. There are many books out there that offer in-depth introductions to the subject, but none that offers such a personable and practical overview of the nuts and bolts of the immune system as "How the Immune System Works".This third edition of "How the Immune System Works" provides a perfect introduction to the essential principles of the immune system, covered in humorous but highly informative 'lectures'. Perfect for exam preparation or as an enjoyable overview of a difficult subject. New features of this edition include: more material on cancer and the immune system; expanded coverage of immune system regulation with a new chapter 'Turning off the Immune Rsponse'; and a new chapter on immunological memory and vaccines.

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