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The Immune System
  • Format
  • 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
  • Also available in The Human Body: How It Works set, 11-Volumes
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 1604133724
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-372-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $37.50
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 10/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 612
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 128


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 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, Web sites, and suggested reading for further study.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Glossary. References. Further reading. Web sites. Index.

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 Applied Systems Research, Inc.

Introduction by Denton A. Cooley, M.D., President and Surgeon-in-Chief of the Texas Heart Institute, Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas

Reviews and Awards

SSLI "Honor Book," Science, Grades 7-12 category

- Society of School Librarians International

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