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A Short History of the Discovery of Viruses

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Viruses as a concept are just a little younger than bacteria - they were first described only in the 1890s - yet have probably co-existed with cellular life through nearly the whole of evolutionary history on this planet.
This book will give an account of the history of the discovery of viruses, with some case studies on particular aspects, concentrating on the technological developments that were necessary for the discovery events to happen.

What's New in Version 1.3

Updates on some items, new information, some reorganisation of content, additions and improvements of graphics and text.


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Customer Reviews

A Short HIstory of the Discovery of Viruses

For someone like me, parachuting in to try to quickly grasp the history of virology, this book is a godsend. Accessible and well-organized, it gives enough information without overwhelming me with too much. The links point me to where I can find more if I need it. And the art is fantastic. I can't recommend this book too highly.

A Short History of the Discovery of Viruses
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  • $4.99
  • Level: Grades 13-17
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Life Sciences
  • Published: Aug 07, 2015
  • Publisher: Edward Rybicki
  • Seller: Edward Rybicki
  • Print Length: 43 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.3
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, or an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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