on 21 August 2011
If you are curious as to why things happen, as well as just how, then you will be likely to find this book a very interesting and informative read. It proposes evolutionary explanations for why we get sick and why we get the symptoms we do - including how some symptoms that cause us discomfort can also have beneficial/protective purpose.
The book is also well written (so its entertaining rather than being dull to read) and you don't need to have a scientific background to enjoy it. Apparently its also under the title of 'Why we get sick', so its worth looking at those reviews too.