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Fields Virology [Hardcover]

David M. Knipe , Peter M. Howley
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December 20, 2006 0781760607 978-0781760607 Fifth

Established for 20 years as the definitive virology reference, the two-volume classic Fields Virology is in its thoroughly revised, updated Fifth Edition. More than 100 world-renowned investigators provide encyclopedic coverage of every aspect of contemporary virology, including the pathogenesis of viral diseases and the molecular biology, replication, and clinical significance of all known virus families.

This edition has many new international contributing authors and a greater emphasis on clinical relevance. Coverage includes new material on viruses and biodefense, emerging and re-emerging viruses, the human virome, mononegavirales, and henipaviruses. This edition also has a new two-color design and a revised art program unifying replication and virions images.

A new bound-in CD-ROM contains a viral image bank.


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  • Hardcover: 3177 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Fifth edition (December 20, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781760607
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781760607
  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 9.6 x 11.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,278,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent May 19, 2011
By Pati
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No other Virology book has told me what Field's has. This is by far the book with the most useful information available. Made for freshman students to PHD handling the knowldge to comprenhensive level yet not simplyfing it. It's just amazing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent text for professionals or post-graduates August 17, 2009
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Considered by some as a "virology bible", this text is an extremely well structured and informed piece of work. The current 5th edition is as up to date as a 2007 virology text can be, given the rapidly expanding nature of virus research. As mentioned previously the primary focus of this text is mammalian virology with a significant proportion devoted to human clinical virology.
This text is tailored more to the post-graduate student or virology professional and makes an excellent reference text with lengthy bibliographies for those who require starting points for further individual research. I would not recommend this text for undergraduates with no significant experience with virology as the content will perhaps overwhelm.
I highly recommend this text, even though it is expensive.
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3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Once again, Amazon sends only Volume 1 December 9, 2011
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5-star book, 1-star service.

As for a previous reviewer, Amazon sent only volume 1 of an expensive two volume set. Their service is usually excellent, so I am surprised that after screwing this up once for another customer, they still didn't get it right. I am sending it back and ordering it directly from the publisher.

My one-star review is intended as a rebuke to Amazon, not to the authors. Make no mistake--this text is excellent and a critical reference in its field. It definitely deserves five stars. But neither the authors or Amazon's loyal customers are well served in this instance. Definitely buy it--just not from Amazon. They've had the opportunity to fix their problem, and didn't take it.
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