The Resource A planet of viruses, Carl Zimmer

A planet of viruses, Carl Zimmer

Label
A planet of viruses
Title
A planet of viruses
Statement of responsibility
Carl Zimmer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Viruses are the smallest living things known to science, and yet they hold the entire planet in their sway. We are most familiar with the viruses that give us colds or the flu, but viruses also cause a vast range of other diseases. Viruses have been a part of our lives for so long, in fact, that we are actually part virus: the human genome contains more DNA from viruses than our own genes. Meanwhile, scientists are discovering viruses everywhere they look: in the soil, in the ocean, even in deep caves miles underground. Here, science writer Carl Zimmer 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.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zimmer, Carl
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QR360
LC item number
.Z65 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2011 E-838
  • QW 160
  • QW 160
NLM item number
Z72p 2011
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Viruses
  • Viruses
  • Virus Diseases
  • Viruses
  • Virus
  • Virus
  • Maladies virales
  • Viruses
  • Viren
Label
A planet of viruses, Carl Zimmer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 97-101) and index
Contents
"A contagious living fluid" : tobacco mosaic virus -- Old Companions. The uncommon cold: rhinovirus -- Looking down from the stars: influenza virus -- Rabbits with horns: human papillomavirus -- Everywhere, in All Things. -- The enemy of our enemy: bacteriophages -- The infected ocean: marine phages -- Our inner parasites: endogenous retroviruses -- The Viral Future. The young scourge: human immunodeficiency virus -- Becoming an American: West Nile virus -- Predicting the next plague: severe acute respiratory syndrome and ebola -- The long goodbye: smallpox -- The alien in the watercooler: mimivirus
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 109 p.
Isbn
9780226983356
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010036742
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)660161984
  • (OCoLC)ocn660161984
Label
A planet of viruses, Carl Zimmer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 97-101) and index
Contents
"A contagious living fluid" : tobacco mosaic virus -- Old Companions. The uncommon cold: rhinovirus -- Looking down from the stars: influenza virus -- Rabbits with horns: human papillomavirus -- Everywhere, in All Things. -- The enemy of our enemy: bacteriophages -- The infected ocean: marine phages -- Our inner parasites: endogenous retroviruses -- The Viral Future. The young scourge: human immunodeficiency virus -- Becoming an American: West Nile virus -- Predicting the next plague: severe acute respiratory syndrome and ebola -- The long goodbye: smallpox -- The alien in the watercooler: mimivirus
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 109 p.
Isbn
9780226983356
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010036742
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)660161984
  • (OCoLC)ocn660161984

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