Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases / Edition 1

Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases / Edition 1

by Carol Turkington, Bonnie Ashby
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816035121

ISBN-13: 9780816035120

Pub. Date: 09/01/1998

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

Infectious agents are everywhere: in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the ground we walk on, the buildings we live in. From microscopic viruses to foot-long parasitic worms, these organisms all share a dependence on human beings for at least part of their life cycles. We are not helpless, however, and we can enhance the body's natural defenses if we are informed.

Overview

Infectious agents are everywhere: in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the ground we walk on, the buildings we live in. From microscopic viruses to foot-long parasitic worms, these organisms all share a dependence on human beings for at least part of their life cycles. We are not helpless, however, and we can enhance the body's natural defenses if we are informed. The Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases provides easy access to the latest information on all infectious diseases.

Clear, Readable Entries For The Nonprofessional

Answering the great demand for a concise layperson's guide in plain language, the Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases features:
-- More than 600 entries that discuss infectious diseases and agents, drug treatments and therapies, and the scientists who have made important medical discoveries
-- Appendixes highlighting major resources and organizations (inducting telephone hotlines) concerned with infectious diseases
-- An additional appendix listing major journals that regularly publish research reports on infectious diseases
-- An extensive, up-to-date bibliography of the most important books and articles on the subject to guide further research
-- A glossary that defines unfamiliar terms
-- A full index that facilitates ease of access to information
-- Curriculum-oriented coverage that complements a number of subjects, including general science, biology, health, chemistry, anatomy, and pre-med courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816035120
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Series:
Facts on File Series
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
7.61(w) x 9.52(h) x 1.15(d)

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