Understanding Viruses 3/e 2017

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Understanding Viruses continues to set the standard for the fundamentals of virology. This classic textbook combines molecular, clinical, and historical aspects of human viral diseases in a new stunning interior design featuring high quality art that will engage readers. Preparing students for their careers, the Third Edition greatly expands on molecular virology and virus families. This practical text also includes the latest information on influenza, global epidemiology statistics, and the recent outbreaks of Zika and Ebola viruses to keep students on the forefront of cutting-edge virology information. Numerous case studies and feature boxes illuminate fascinating research and historical cases stimulate student interest, making the best-selling Understanding Viruses the clear choice in virology.

The Third Edition features NEW Virology Animations that educate and entertain!  See one for yourself.

Preview a chapter and download the front matter including, the complete table of contents and The Student Experience, and see why this book is the clear choice for a virology course.
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Features & Benefits

  • NEW Virology Animations on antiviral drug mechanisms educate and entertain!
  • Encourages application and critical thinking with real-life examples
  • Contains NEW content on the latest outbreaks, including Zika virus, MERS, Hantavirus in Yosemite National Park, and Measles cases in the U.S.
  • Includes a NEW section on virus discovery in the 21st Century
  • Features NEW case studies, including an in-depth case study of the Ebola virus outbreak
  • Virus Files features connect a topic to current research or to techniques used by virologists, offering a real-world glimpse of working in this exciting field
  • Refresher Boxes provide foundational information on biological concepts that students encountered in introductory biology courses to help them fully comprehend more complex virology concepts
  • NEW Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter prepare students for the new material and guide their study

Applicable Courses

Written for the undergraduate virology course for students majoring in biology, microbiology, medical technology, or pre-med.