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A planet of viruses / Carl Zimmer.


Explore the hidden world of viruses, a world that each of us inhabits. Here the author, science writer and author of Discover magazine's blog The Loom, presents the latest research on how viruses hold sway over our lives and our biosphere, how viruses helped give rise to the first life forms, how viruses are producing new diseases, how we can harness viruses for our own ends, and how viruses will continue to control our fate for years to come. In this eye-opening tour through the frontiers of biology, where scientists are expanding our understanding of life as we know it, we learn that some treatments for the common cold do more harm to us than good; that the world's oceans are home to an astonishing number of viruses; and that the evolution of HIV is now in overdrive, spawning more mutated strains than we care to imagine.

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  • ISBN: 9780226983363 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0226983366 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: x, 109 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: Pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: Chicago ; University of Chicago Press, 2012.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 97-101) and index.
Subject: Viruses.
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Marine phages
HIV (Viruses)
West Nile virus.
SARS (Disease)
Ebola virus disease.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Kirtland Community College Library QR 360 .Z56 2012 30542927 General Collection Available -

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