How the Immune System Works (The How it Works Series) | Paperback
by Lauren M. Sompayrac (Author)
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October 26, 2015
Product Description How the Immune System Works has helped thousands of students understand what’s in their big, thick, immunology textbooks. In his book, Dr. Sompayrac cuts through the jargon and details to reveal, in simple language, the essence of this complex subject. In fifteen easy-to-read chapters, featuring the humorous style and engaging analogies developed by Dr. Sompayrac, How the Immune System Works explains how the immune system players work together to protect us from disease – and, most importantly, why they do it this way. Rigorously updated for this fifth edition, How the Immune System Works includes the latest information on subjects such as vaccines, the immunology of AIDS, and cancer. A highlight of this edition is a new chapter on the intestinal immune system – currently one of the hottest topics in immunology. Whether you are completely new to immunology, or require a refresher, How the Immune System Works will provide you with a clear and engaging overview of this fascinating subject. But don’t take our word for it! Read what students have been saying about this classic book:"What an exceptional book! It's clear you are in the hands of an expert." "Possibly the Best Small Text of All Time!""This is a FUN book, and Lauren Sompayrac does a fantastic job of explaining the immune system using words that normal people can understand.""Hands down the best immunology book I have read... a very enjoyable read.""This is simply one of the best medical textbooks that I have ever read. Clear diagrams coupled with highly readable text make this whole subject easily understandable and engaging."Now with a brand new website at www.wiley.com/go/sompayrac featuring Powerpoint files of the images from the book
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