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An excellent and informative text.
on 11 November 2012
Exploring Immunology Concepts and Evidence
This was one of my favourite topics at University and inspired me to look at how genetics influenced the immune system. This led to a very satisfying career in science.
This is an excellent Immunology textbook. It scores on many fronts, including being well written, structured and illustrated.
The book is in several sections from the introduction to explaining the key elements and concepts of immunology. The text then develops the basic themes into six detailed chapters:
The immune system,
Infection and immunity,
Functional anatomy of the immune system,
T Cell mediated immunity,
Antibody mediated immunity,
Immunity disease and therapy,
Each chapter has been well researched and is presented in a logical and accessible way (not common for a text book!). The language is succinct and supported with many excellent diagrams to help understand each of the major components of the immune system and how it all works. The book has a useful set of revision questions at the back and a useful index.
This is a very well presented and researched text book. It should be on the reading list of any undergraduate studying medicine or human biological sciences. An engaging, interesting, and informative read about a fascinating subject. Highly recommended.