Dancing Matrix: How Science Confronts Emerging Viruses

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Description

How did the HIV virus first infect human beings? What plagues are likely to ravage us in the future? This fascinating book sums up all that we currently know about viruses: what they are, how they spread, and how scientists are trying to outwit them. Henig interweaves theory with real-life medical dramas. Illus.

Product Details

Price
$19.00
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
October 10, 1998
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.54 X 0.74 X 8.64 inches | 0.84 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780679730835

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About the Author

Robin Marantz Henig is a medical journalist whose work appears in many national magazines, including The New York Times Magazine, Woman's Day, Redbook, and Mademoiselle. Her first book, The Myth of Senility: Misconceptions About the Brain and Aging, won the 1982 Media Award of the American Psychological Association. Ms. Henig lives outside Washington, D.C., with her husband and family.

Reviews

"Viruses have never gotten very good press... In Robin Marantz Henig, however, these tiny, protein-coated genes have found their fairest biographer to date."

-- Los Angeles Times


"Provocative and intelligent...useful and highly readable."

-- The New York Times Book Review