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From The CriticsReviewer: Gregg N Milligan, Ph.D.(The University of Texas Medical Branch)
Description: This book on viruses and human disease is an excellent textbook or supplement for a graduate or undergraduate level virology course. The subject is approached from a human disease point of view but ample descriptions of the basic virology and molecular biology of each virus are provided.
Purpose: The authors have written a virology textbook based on a compilation of lecture material from their own virology courses. This book represents a very focused approach to virology based on a human disease perspective. The authors have succeeded in creating a relevant, well written, and user-friendly textbook.
Audience: The book is intended for students at the undergraduate or graduate level. The authors are internationally recognized leaders in the field of molecular virology. This is a well written and informative book appropriate for students in the life sciences, reflecting the authors' years of experience and expertise in the field of virology.
Features: The book is logically organized into chapters based on viral genome type. Common features and properties of virus families are thoroughly discussed providing a good overview of related viruses in addition to unique information about specific viruses. It is very easy to locate information on any given virus. The book is extremely well written and the color figures and tables are well organized, informative, and easy to understand. This is an excellent source of general information about all human viral pathogens.
Assessment: This book is exceptionally easy to read and full of "need-to-know" material appropriate for students. I found it to be well organized and thoughtfully prepared.