When I was ?rst approached by Dr. Hengli Tang about writing the foreword to this book, the second edition of Hepatitis C Virus, I was a little puzzled: Book forewords are penned by persons far more famous than I am. Surely there were better people to write this, with a handful of the true visionaries in the ?eld immediately coming to my mind. However, after some thought and self-re?ection, I realized that I might just be the right person for the job. I remember the publication of the ?rst edition of Hepatitis C Virus in 1998, the year I began reading about hepatitis C virus with great interest. I purchased a copy of the ?rst edition from my meager graduate student stipend and read it from cover to cover, along with a variety of hepatitis C publications, to try to get a feel if this hepatitis C virus ?eld was something I might want to work on in the future. At the time, the ?rst edition was among the most comprehensive collection of hepatitis C protocols and methods available in one volume. I was amazed at the progress that had been made in hepatitis C research, and even more amazed as I learned more about the experimental challenges facing the ?eld at that time.
Publisher: Humana Press Inc.
Number of pages: 466
Weight: 1336 g
Dimensions: 260 x 193 x 25 mm
Edition: 2nd ed. 2009
From the reviews of the second edition:
"This second edition contains much that was not available for the first edition; replicons, tissue culture infection systems, infectious pseudotype particles, etc. ... The chapters are authored by acknowledged experts and are authoritatively written. ... Of particular value are the notes sections which highlight practical pitfalls and how to avoid them. Given the size of the hepatitis C community ... this book will be a success and should adorn the shelves of many laboratories." (David J. Rowlands, Microbiology Today, July, 2009)