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Kuby Immunology, Sixth Edition [Paperback]

Thomas J. Kindt , Barbara A. Osborne , Richard A. Goldsby
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August 15, 2006 1429202114 978-1429202114 6th
The only textbook written for undergraduates by teachers of the course, this bestseller presents the most current concepts in an experimental context, conveying the excitement of scientific discovery, and highlighting important advances while providing unsurpassed pedagogical support for the first-time learner.  The new edition is thoroughly updated, including most notably the new chapter on innate immunity.

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  • Paperback: 574 pages
  • Publisher: W. H. Freeman & Company; 6th edition (August 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1429202114
  • ISBN-13: 978-1429202114
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.5 x 10.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #237,215 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Informative and Well Written May 8, 2008
Format:Paperback
As an undergraduate studying molecular biology, I had little experience in the field of Immunology when I signed up to take a course in it. As I progressed through the course, I realized why my professor had chosen to use this book as the class text. This textbook is very well written, well illustrated, efficiently organized, and the study guides and self-tests at the end of each chapter are great study tools. I recommend this book to anyone taking a course in Immunology for the first time. If a person is familiar with immunology and is looking for a reference book, I would suggest "Fundamental Immunology" Instead.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good explanations April 13, 2008
By Tom Shi
Format:Paperback
In med school we are expected to read through and digest the most of this book in less than two week. I anticipated a grueling track through dense text, a la Janeway's Immunology. But surprisingly, I found the writing fluent and flowed well and explanations in this book to be clear and understandable. While it wasn't a breeze, the experience of learning immunology from this book was better than I expected. The graphics used in the books are also pretty well done.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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I bought this book as a reference for a summer research project I did. I read through many of its chapters out of need for background for the project and because of the way it is written, I ended up reading most of it out of interest in the subject. The book is very well-written, informative, and interesting. There are plenty of images and figures that help contribute to the learning experience.

There is a lot of information covered in the book, and so in many ways, it is what I mention in the title - a tome of immunology just like "Molecular Biology of The Cell" by Alberts et al is a tome of cell biology. A lot of extras they include (like the appendix that lists all of the CD-designation proteins and etc.) help reinforce the fact that this book will make as excellent a reference book as it probably is a textbook for any immunology class.

By far one of the best purchases I've ever made, and it will remain on my reference shelf for years to come.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent April 23, 2009
Format:Paperback
I read this book from cover to cover, just for fun. It is written in a very clear way, good illustrations, clinical aspects are highlighted. The amount of material is just right to get a general understanding of how immune system works.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but... February 16, 2009
Format:Paperback
This is a thorough book by all means and the price is right -- as a bio undergrad this is one of the cheapest textbooks I own, but this sucker is DENSE. I had to start days before an assignment was due because I couldn't make myself do it in one sitting. I really think torturous best describes this book, but I had to give it a high rating for all the information in it. Depending on your needs Roitt's is much easier to swallow and far, far more enjoyable to read -- but as a reference, kuby is indispensible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A book full of knowledge March 12, 2009
Format:Paperback
This book is updated with the latest details on aspects of immunology. It's organized and easy to understand, which helped me a lot with my class (since my professor always go astray when he lectures). I wouldn't have done as well in my class without this book. The pictures and figures are also colorful and easy to comprehend. I definitely recommend this book if you're taking an immunology class. Not only will you learn the basics if you just skim the subheading, you will be fascinated by the level of detail and information in which this book provides.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Information rich but concept lacking January 2, 2013
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This book is full of wonderful details that are nice to know. The illustrations are more helpful than the text for concepts. Without a strong foundation in immunology this book may be confusing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book September 28, 2011
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This is an excellent book; I use it everyday to study for my Immunology class. Can be a bit wordy with the details, but nonetheless very helpful.
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Published 5 days ago by alslam05
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Fantastic immunology book! It gives you the basics in pretty much all immunology topics. I am an animal immunologist and bought the book for an quick desk reference. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Lydia Siebert
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
One of the best book if you want to study immunology, it cover everything with a basic approach, not like others who sell the book for the quality of the paper they use
Published 3 months ago by Mahdi
4.0 out of 5 stars Kuby Immunology 6th Edition
Kuby is a clear and concise text containing the current understanding of immunology. This text provides online services and learning aids.
Published 8 months ago by truman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book and instructive illistrations
One of the best immunology books I've used. Easy to read, and well organized for better understanding of basic immunology.
Published 9 months ago by Emily
5.0 out of 5 stars Great intro to immunology for the word learner
Relative to the slightly-more-popular Janeway textbook, this gives a very good verbal explanation of the immune system. Read more
Published 13 months ago by ome
3.0 out of 5 stars Kuby Immunology Review
I bought this book new. I did not realize used books could be purchased through Amazon. I wish I had realized this before buying the book. Read more
Published 16 months ago by druid_deathspell555
5.0 out of 5 stars informative, clear, touching every corner in immunology, give...
excellent resource for immunology study combine the simplicity and the depth to understasnd immunology. excellent diagrams helps to understand the core of the subject.
Published 17 months ago by mutaz fakhry
5.0 out of 5 stars School book
Just bought it cuz I need it...no complaints...product was as expected and the package arrived on time. (maybe even early)
Published 17 months ago by amberbodb
5.0 out of 5 stars Another good bio book
I enjoyed this book for the most part.
the layout and order that the subjects are presented flow and are logical. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Fuzms
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