Immune: A Journey Into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive

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Product Details

Price
$35.00  $32.20
Publisher
Random House
Publish Date
Pages
368
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780593241318

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About the Author

Philipp Dettmer is the founder and head writer of Kurzgesagt, one of the largest science channels on YouTube with over fourteen million subscribers and one billion views. After dropping out of high school at age fifteen, Dettmer met a remarkable teacher who inspired in him a passion for learning and understanding the world. He went on to study history and information design with a focus on infographics. Dettmer started Kurzgesagt as a passion project to explain complicated ideas from a holistic perspective. When the channel took off, Dettmer dedicated himself full-time to making difficult ideas engaging and accessible.

Reviews

"Through wonderful analogies and a genius for clarifying complex ideas, Immune is a truly brilliant introduction to the human body's vast system for fighting infections and other threats. With his trademark wit and intellectual deftness, Dettmer helps us understand not just the beautiful and strange mechanics of human immune responses, but also what works (and perhaps, more important, what doesn't work!) when seeking to bolster immunity."--John Green, #1 New York Times
bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars

"Immune reads like it's a riveting sci-fi novel, as Philipp Dettmer takes you on a journey into the body for an up-close look at the armies of expert warriors, rogue gladiators, and stealthy detectives that protect you in the daily war against trillions of ruthless microbe enemies. By the end of the book, I understood my entire body far better than I ever had before. Immune is a delightful treat for the curious."--Tim Urban, creator of Wait But Why