Infectious: Pathogens and How We Fight Them (Hardback)
  • Infectious: Pathogens and How We Fight Them (Hardback)
zoom

Infectious: Pathogens and How We Fight Them (Hardback)

(author)
£16.99
Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 14/10/2021
  • 10+ in stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

'The perfect gift for the armchair epidemiologist' Wall Street Journal

Nature wants you dead.

Not just you, but your children and everyone you have ever met and everyone they have ever met; in fact, everyone. It wants you to cough and sneeze and poop yourself into an early grave. It wants your blood vessels to burst and pustules to explode all over your body. And - until recently - it was really good at doing this...

Covid-19 may be only the first of many modern pandemics. The subject of infection and how to fight it grows more urgent every day. How do pathogens cause disease? And what tools can we give our bodies to do battle?

Dr John S. Tregoning has dedicated his career to answering these questions. Infectious uncovers fascinating success stories in immunology and virology, making this book not only a vital overview of infection, but also a hopeful story of ongoing human ingenuity.

Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9780861541225
Number of pages: 384
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Tregoning is a gifted writer of popular science. He has a knack for explaining the intricacies of vaccines and immunity without dumbing them down, and he moves things briskly along with a barrage of often self-deprecating humor.'

* Wall Street Journal *

'This book catapults us to the frontier of the vital science of infections and immune responses. Tregoning is a perfect guide, writing with wit and intelligence about a subject that surely everyone feels the importance of now. Brilliant and right on the zeitgeist.'

-- Daniel M. Davis, author of The Beautiful Cure

'Packed with fascinating facts, intriguing anecdotes and more than a few Dad jokes, Infectious is an expertly guided, pacey tour through the world of all the stuff that's trying to kill us and how our immune systems and human ingenuity are fighting back.'

-- Dr Kat Arney, science communicator and author of Rebel Cell

'What a book! A book for everyone, an expert, or an interested lay person, young or retired or somewhere in the middle. Informed, engaging, generous and superbly written. If you have secretly wondered about some of the information of the last year (as we all have) and want one book to explain it all with total clarity - this is the book for you. I started it and could not put it down. The best, most accessible, high-quality science book I have read this year. Utterly brilliant.'

-- Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust

'To call this book timely would be yet another contender for understatement of this strange decade. As the pandemic has upended the world and ravaged the population, it's a duty for all of us civilians to turn to experts like Dr Tregoning with due humility, and educate ourselves about what's happening to us, how we got here, how we've dealt with similar events in the past, and how we might get through this. This book is thorough, engaging, entertaining and utterly vital.'

-- Frank Turner, singer-songwriter

'Lovely, warm, erudite and, above all, chatty.'

-- Chris van Tulleken

'Despite the serious subject, Tregoning (who got COVID-19) maintains a sense of humor... This is a fascinating and timely account of often unheralded scientists heroically battling bacteria and viruses.'

* Booklist *

You may also be interested in...

A Little History of Science
Added to basket
The Things that Nobody Knows
Added to basket
The Brain That Changes Itself
Added to basket
The Epigenetics Revolution
Added to basket
The Periodic Table
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Chaos
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Sports Gene
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
In Search Of Schrodinger's Cat
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.99
Paperback
The Stargazer's Handbook
Added to basket
Our Mathematical Universe
Added to basket
The Signal and the Noise
Added to basket
Zero Degrees of Empathy
Added to basket
Cosmos
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.