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The Immune System, Second Edition
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  • Authored by: Gregory J. Stewart, Ph.D.; Introduction by Denton A. Cooley, M.D. Texas Heart Institute Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School
  • From the Series: The Human Body: How It Works
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  • ISBN-10: 143814282X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-4282-1
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 03/01/2016
  • Dewey Number: 612
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

Praise for the previous edition:

SSLI "Honor Book," Science, Grades 7–12 category—Society of School Librarians International

The immune system is crucial to the normal functioning of the human body. As the body's "military," it prevents invaders from entering and destroys those who slip past its defenses. The Immune System, Second Edition discusses the human body's fundamental defense system, from its component parts to what happens when the body's defenses are breached. Common and uncommon immune disorders are also discussed, as are potential new therapies to enhance or repair the immune system. Packed with full-color photographs and illustrations, this absorbing book provides students with sufficient background information through references, websites, and a bibliography.

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About the Author(s)

Gregory J. Stewart, Ph.D., completed his doctorate in microbiology at the University of California at Davis. He was an assistant and associate professor of biology at the University of South Florida, and a professor and chair of the biology department of the University of West Georgia. He worked as a senior microbiologist for the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation at the State Department, and as a reviewer for the Interagency Select Agent Advisory Group for the National Institutes of Health and for several other national agencies. Dr. Stewart is currently a principal scientist with CACI International.

Introduction by Denton A. Cooley, M.D., president emeritus and surgeon-in-chief emeritus of the Texas Heart Institute and clinical professor of surgery at the University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas.

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