Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Secret Agents : The Menace of Emerging Infections - 02 edition

Secret Agents : The Menace of Emerging Infections (ISBN10: 0309076382; ISBN13: 9780309076388)
ISBN13: 978-0309076388
ISBN10: 0309076382

Summary: So you think modern medicine has the whole virus game figured out? Think again. And it's not even a question of "if" we'll be hit by some new and deadly disease--it's "when."

The war on germs is being fought on many fronts--from the skirmishes with disease-carrying mosquitoes that cross oceans hidden away in airline wheel wells to the high-profile battle against terrorists wielding deadly bioweapons. Today's bold headlines would have us ...show morebelieve that the biggest threat comes from bioterrorism. But don't underestimate Mother Nature, perhaps the most savage bioterrorist of all. Assisted by the increasing ease with which people--and the germs they carry--move across international borders, she's an effective force to be reckoned with, a key player on this battlefield. As author Madeline Drexler makes clear, we'd do best not to ignore her.

Human beings and the pathogens that attack them are crossing paths more and more frequently, particularly as modern life grows increasingly complex. Whatever the infectious agent may be, whether it's pandemic flu, foodborne illness, a debilitating disease carried far and wide by biting insects, or some new microbial horror we have yet to detect, keen surveillance and rapid response are really the only weapons in our arsenal.

Secret Agents looks at today's new and emerging infections--those that have increased in attack rate or geographic range, or threaten to do so--and tells the stories of scientists racing to catch up with invisible adversaries superior in both speed and guile. Each chapter focuses on a different threat: foodborne pathogens, antibiotic resistance, animals and insectborne diseases, pandemic influenza, infectious causes of chronic disease, and bioterrorism, including the latest information on the public health threats posed by anthrax and diseases such as smallpox.

Based in part on material collected from the Forum on Emerging Infections hosted by the Institute of Medicine in Washington, D.C., Secret Agents is ultimately as engaging as it is disturbing. Drexler's thorough survey of the field of infectious disease, supplemented by extensive interviews with today's top researchers, yields a compelling portrait of a world engaged in a clandestine war.

Emerging infections are among the many secret ties that bind the world into an organic whole. We know that infectious disease is an inescapable part of life, but we need to begin thinking globally and acting locally if we are to avoid the menace of a catastrophic outbreak of some new plague. Secret Agents sounds a clear and compelling call to take up arms against the organic predators among us. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 02
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: National Academy Press
Published: 01/23/2002
International: No

View Author Bio
View Review



List Price: $24.95
Used $6.24
Used
Save $18.71 (75%)
  • FREE shipping over $25
  • In stock
  • 30-day returns
Condition:
Order this book in the next 21 hours and 5 minutes and it ships by Noon CT tomorrow!
New  Currently Sold Out
Rental $10.99
Due back 05/29/2015
Marketplace sellers starting at $1.99

49 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Secret Agents : The Menace of Emerging Infections
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (49)  |  New (7)  |  Like New (9)  |  Very Good (7)  |  Good (20)  |  Acceptable (6)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$6.24
+$3.99 s/h

Very Good
Textbooks.com
Columbia, MO
Ships Ground DIRECTLY from Textbooks.com for $3.99. FREE Ground Shipping over $25! Very good condition (Certified Used). Trackable expedited shipping options available.
$21.43
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Barnes & Noble.com
Various Shipping Locations, USA
Seller Rating: 5
Brand new, ships from the closest shipping location to your shipping address!
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
OwlsBooks-TRM
Toledo, OH
Seller Rating: 4.42
Giving great service since 2004: Buy from the Best! 4,000,000 items shipped to delighted customers. We have 1,000,000 unique items ready to ship! Find your Great Buy today!
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
Books Squared
Dallas, TX
Seller Rating: 4.59
Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book selection as BIG as Texas.
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Better World Books
Mishawaka, IN
Seller Rating: 4.62
Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
$2.39
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
AwesomeBooksUSA
Valley Cottage, NY
Seller Rating: 4.34
01/02/2002 Hardcover Used-Good Book in good or better condition. Dispatched same day from US or UK warehouse.
$3.24
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HPB-Columbus
Reynoldsburg, OH
Seller Rating: 4.33
2002 Hardcover Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access ...show morecodes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
$4.00
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HPB - Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI
Seller Rating: 4.8
2002 Hardcover Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or ac ...show morecess codes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
$4.00
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HPB-Maplewood
Maplewood, MN
Seller Rating: 5
2002 Hardcover Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or ac ...show morecess codes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
$5.00
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HPB-Naperville
Naperville, IL
Seller Rating: 4.2
2002 Hardcover Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or ac ...show morecess codes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
$6.24
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Textbookcenter.com
Columbia, MO
Seller Rating: 4.63
Ships same day or next business day via UPS (Priority Mail for AK/HI/APO/PO Boxes)! Used sticker and some writing and/or highlighting. Used books may not include working access code or dust jacket.
$6.30
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Earthlight Books
Olympia, WA
Seller Rating: 4.64
0309076382 ~Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; top edge may be dusty, book came from a collection that was not stored properly and may be faintly musty.
Page:   < Previous   |     1     2     3     4     5     |   Next >
Close
Close
Close