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Planet of Viruses

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ISBN-10: 0226983358

ISBN-13: 9780226983356

Edition: 2011

Authors: Carl Zimmer

List price: $22.00
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Viruses are the smallest living things known to science, and yet they hold the entire planet in their sway. We're most familiar with the viruses that give us colds or the flu, but viruses also cause a vast range of other diseases, including one disorder that makes people sprout branch-like growths as if they were trees. Viruses have been a part of our lives for so long, in fact, thatweare actually part virus: the human genome contains more DNA from viruses than our own genes. Meanwhile, scientists are discovering viruses everywhere they look: in the soil, in the ocean, even in deep caves miles underground. This fascinating book explores the hidden world of virusesa world that each of us…    
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/15/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 122
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Carl Zimmer writes the monthly essay in the US magazine Natural History, having inherited this position from Stephen Jay Gould.