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5. Microbiology of human health and disease

5. Microbiology of human health and disease  

Nicholas P. Money

in Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Dec 2014
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9780191781605
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199681686.003.0005
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9780199681686
Microbiological research has been dominated by studies on pathogenic organisms since the work of Louis Pasteur in the 19th century. Recent research suggests that populations of microbes ... More
4. Types and hexagons

4. Types and hexagons  

William H. Brock

in The History of Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191785085
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10.1093/actrade/9780198716488.003.0005
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9780198716488
‘Types and hexagons’ introduces some of the key characters involved in making important contributions to the field of chemistry: Antoine Fourcroy, who created the divisions of inorganic and ... More
4. Making memories

4. Making memories  

Paul Klenerman

in The Immune System: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191815706
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10.1093/actrade/9780198753902.003.0004
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9780198753902
The ability of the immune system to sense pathogens and how they can be targeted specifically needs to be tightly coordinated in space and over time. ‘Making memories’ considers how the ... More
9. Turning the tables

9. Turning the tables  

Dorothy H. Crawford

in Viruses: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191848520
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10.1093/actrade/9780198811718.003.0010
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9780198811718
How are diseases such as smallpox eradicated? ‘Turning the tables’ outlines the development of vaccination programmes including Edward Jenner’s research on smallpox in the late 18th century ... More
1. Plague: what's in a name?

1. Plague: what's in a name?  

Paul Slack

in Plague: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777998
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10.1093/actrade/9780199589548.003.0001
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9780199589548
‘Plague: what's in a name?’ looks at the various meanings of the term ‘plague’, the epidemiology of the disease, and its existence as a social phenomenon. Plague is distinguished from other ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Christian W. McMillen

in Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780190625214
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340071.003.0001
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9780199340071
What are pandemics? The National Institutes of Health proposed pandemics must meet eight criteria: wide geographic extension, disease movement, high attack rates and explosiveness, minimal ... More
1. The origin of life

1. The origin of life  

Michael J. Benton

in The History of Life: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777011
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10.1093/actrade/9780199226320.003.0002
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9780199226320
‘The origin of life’ hows that from the earliest days people have wondered about the origins of life. The discovery of radioactivity and radioactive decay of elements paved the way for ... More
7. Fungi in animal health and disease

7. Fungi in animal health and disease  

Nicholas P. Money

in Fungi: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191785825
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688784.003.0007
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‘Fungi in animal health and disease’ considers the fungi that populate the healthy human microbiome and the nature of superficial and systemic fungal infections in humans and other animals. ... More
4. Viruses

4. Viruses  

Nicholas P. Money

in Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Dec 2014
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9780191781605
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10.1093/actrade/9780199681686.003.0004
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9780199681686
‘Viruses’ explains that millions of people die from interacting with viruses every year, but beyond the effects of viruses on human health, the lives of all organisms and the cycling of ... More
1. Microbial diversity

1. Microbial diversity  

Nicholas P. Money

in Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Dec 2014
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9780191781605
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10.1093/actrade/9780199681686.003.0001
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9780199681686
‘Microbial diversity’ considers the vast array of microorganisms—the smallest forms of life—which exist everywhere. The three primary groups of microorganisms are bacteria, archaea, and ... More
2. Symmetry

2. Symmetry  

A. M. Glazer

in Crystallography: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2016
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Mar 2016
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9780191787072
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10.1093/actrade/9780198717591.003.0002
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9780198717591
In order to explain what crystals are and how their structures are described, we need to understand the role of symmetry, for this lies at the heart of crystallography. ‘Symmetry’ explains ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Dorothy H. Crawford

in Viruses: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191848520
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10.1093/actrade/9780198811718.003.0001
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9780198811718
The Introduction outlines the structure of this VSI. The first two chapters introduce viruses, their structure and diversity, how they live, and their effects. Then the constant battle ... More
Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction

Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction  

James Yeates

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
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9780191833366
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10.1093/actrade/9780198790969.001.0001
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9780198790969
Every year billions of animals are treated by veterinarians. Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction introduces the field of veterinary science, covering the history of its scientific ... More
1. All creatures great and small

1. All creatures great and small  

James Yeates

in Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
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9780191833366
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10.1093/actrade/9780198790969.003.0001
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‘All creatures great and small’ provides an abridged history of veterinary science, which helps highlight how veterinary scientific developments have progressed alongside other scientific ... More
Synthetic Biology: A Very Short Introduction

Synthetic Biology: A Very Short Introduction  

Jamie A. Davies

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191841699
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10.1093/actrade/9780198803492.001.0001
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9780198803492
Synthetic biology is one of the 21st century’s fastest growing fields of research. Building on traditional genetic engineering, synthetic biology uses multi-gene modules and pathways to ... More
1. Biology: from analysis to synthesis

1. Biology: from analysis to synthesis  

Jamie A. Davies

in Synthetic Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191841699
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10.1093/actrade/9780198803492.003.0001
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9780198803492
Synthetic biology—the creation of new living systems by design—is a rapidly growing area of science and technology that is attracting attention well beyond the laboratory and is provoking ... More
Plague: A Very Short Introduction

Plague: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul Slack

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777998
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10.1093/actrade/9780199589548.001.0001
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9780199589548
Plague: A Very Short Introduction explores the historical impact of plague over the centuries, focusing on how people coped with the disease and how governments fought it. It ... More
3. Fighting disease

3. Fighting disease  

Chris Cooper

in Blood: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2016
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Sep 2016
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9780191785467
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10.1093/actrade/9780199581450.003.0003
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9780199581450
‘Fighting disease’ looks at how the immune system and vaccination work. It considers the scientific studies of Louis Pasteur, late in the 19th century, who brilliantly expanded on the work ... More
1. Microscopy and the discovery of a new world

1. Microscopy and the discovery of a new world  

Terence Allen

in Microscopy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2015
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May 2015
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9780191785290
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10.1093/actrade/9780198701262.003.0001
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9780198701262
‘Microscopy and the discovery of a new world’ explains how microscopes were first constructed in the early 17th century by Robert Hooke and Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, as a development from the ... More
1. A long history

1. A long history  

A. M. Glazer

in Crystallography: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2016
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Mar 2016
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9780191787072
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10.1093/actrade/9780198717591.003.0001
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9780198717591
‘A long history’ explains that it was during the 17th-century Enlightenment that saw the systematic study of crystals or ‘crystallography’ by key scientists including Johannes Kepler, ... More

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