Have Bacteria Won? (New Human Frontiers)

4 durchschnittliche Bewertung
( 1 Bewertungen bei Goodreads )
 
9780745690797: Have Bacteria Won? (New Human Frontiers)

Today, we are far less likely to die from infection than at any other time in history, but still we worry about epidemics, the menace of antibiotic resistance and modern ?plagues? like Ebola.

In this timely new book, eminent bacteriologist Hugh Pennington explores why these fears remain and why they are unfounded. He reports on outright victories (such as smallpox), battles where the enemy is on its last stand (polio), surprise attacks from vegetarian bats (Ebola, SARS) and demented cows (BSE). Qualified optimism, he argues, is the message for the future but the battles will go on forever.

Die Inhaltsangabe kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.

About the Author:

Hugh Pennington is Emeritus Professor of Bacteriology at the University of Aberdeen. He has worked for the UK, Scottish and Welsh governments as an expert on microbiology and food safety, and was a founder member of the World Food Programme Technical Advisory Group.

Review:

Highly Commended in the Basis of Medicine category in the 2016 BMA Medical Book Awards

"In this exciting book Professor Pennington examines the fear and fascination that infectious diseases instil within us all. A thought-provoking read that will generate debate."
Professor Dame Sally C Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England

"Hugh Pennington is a world-renowned scientist whose contribution to our country is legendary."
Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

"However good we are at learning we are even better at forgetting, and this is perhaps where we most help bacteria and other microbes in their onslaught.? Professor Hugh Pennington, in this remarkably readable, informative and memorable book, ideal for all with inquisitive minds, ensures that no one who reads it will have any excuse for forgetting."
Chris Baggoley, Chief Medical Officer for the Australian Government

"An entertaining and very well-written primer on the human?microbe relationship."
Nature

„Über diesen Titel“ kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.

(Keine Angebote verfügbar)

Buch Finden:



Kaufgesuch aufgeben

Sie kennen Autor und Titel des Buches und finden es trotzdem nicht auf ZVAB? Dann geben Sie einen Suchauftrag auf und wir informieren Sie automatisch, sobald das Buch verfügbar ist!

Kaufgesuch aufgeben