A straightforward introduction to Immunology which gives a concise, well explained approach for students with the aid of simple and useful diagrams. The second edition has been updated to underline the changes in this fast-moving field.
Understanding Immunology is a clear and concise introduction to a dynamic and crucial subject in molecular biology. At the book’s core is the desire to show exactly why the immune system is set up in the way that it is, and to demonstrate that the complex mechanisms used by the immune system to perform its tasks are far more efficient than any apparently ‘simpler’ alternatives.
This second edition is fully updated to cover the latest developments in this fast-paced field and includes new material on the anatomy of the lymphoid system, immune responses in vivo and an expanded section on tumour immunology.
Based on his extensive teaching experience, Peter Wood has provided an outstanding, accessible text suitable for students taking Introductory Immunology courses as a part of undergraduate Science or Medical programmes.
- Carefully selected material provides a simple, clear introduction to the subject
- Learning objectives, boxed case-studies and chapter summaries aid student learning
- Covers topical areas such as autoimmunity, allergy and AIDS
- Clear, two-colour illustrations
- Up-to-date references on a linked website