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New epidemics such as AIDS and "mad cow" disease have dramatized the need to explore the factors underlying rapid viral evolution and emerging viruses. This comprehensive volume is the first to describe this multifaceted new field. It places viral evolution and emergence in a historical context, describes the interaction of viruses with hosts, and details the advances in m ...more
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Published August 1st 1996 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published May 27th 1993)
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Ikoi
I like dry reads- in fact, most of my preferred reads tend to be nonfiction.

I'm fascinated by epidemiology. While lacking a comprehensive background in biology (I have enough background to know I don't know nearly enough), this book was good at dissecting the very dynamic and complex web of viruses and epidemics into smaller digestible chunks of information.

With each chapter, I gain more respect in scientists in this field of work as well as those in evolutionary biology. I hope to read more on
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