Emerging Biological Threats: A Reference Guide (Hardback)Joan R. Callahan (author)
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An engaging, nontechnical discussion of the infectious diseases and other biological threats that pose the highest risk to humans, presented in the context of relevant environmental and sociological trends.
* Dozens of photographs plus illustrated figures convey important concepts and data
* 74 case studies demonstrate the real threat of certain biological agents by focusing on true stories
* Provides section-by-section reference lists, including peer-reviewed journals, press releases, books, and websites
Number of pages: 327
Weight: 814 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 20 mm
"This handbook is a good starting point for undergraduate students." - Booklist
"Callahan has written an engaging, readable introductory reference book on emerging infectious diseases. . . . This book will be a useful addition to reference collections on infectious diseases and public health. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates, two-year technical program students, and general readers." - Choice
"The book will be of use to educationalists at all levels, to find good, exciting and accurate information. ... Science journalists will get leads and general news journalists now have a place to check before they publish. One could add politicians (or at least their advisors and script writers) to the potential audience for this book. Like the other works produced by Greenwood Press this book is easy to use. It is interesting enough to read from cover-to-cover, but it also works well as a reference book. It would be a good book for public libraries." - Reference Reviews
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