An Elegant Defense

An Elegant Defense

The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System : A Tale in Four Lives

Large Print - 2019
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"A magnificently reported and soulfully crafted exploration of the human immune system-the key to health and wellness, life and death. An epic, first-of-its-kind book, entwining leading-edge scientific discovery with the intimate stories of four individual lives, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist."--
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
Edition: First Harperluxe edition, Large print.
ISBN: 9780062699107
Branch Call Number: LP 616.079 RICHTEL
Characteristics: xii, 560 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
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May 05, 2020

I was hoping for something more technically interesting. If you don't know much about the immune system and its many important roles in the body, this could be a good place to start. I has some good human-interest level stories in it - though he jumps around a lot. It's pretty 'basic' from a scientific point of view.

May 21, 2019

This is unreadable. I'm guessing that this author refused to work with a decent editor. He is all over the place. There is so much information here that is completely irrelevant. He goes on random tangents on nearly every page. It's fine for an author to have a ADD, but he really needs to accept the help of an Editor to make this a readable tome. Could not finish.


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