Encyclopedia of Immunology, Four-Volume Set

Edited by

  • Ivan Roitt, University College London Medical School, U.K.


  • Peter Delves, University College London Medical School, Arthur Stanley House, London, U.K.

With more than 700 expert authors from 22 different countries, the Encyclopedia of Immunology, Second Edition is the largest comprehensive reference source of current immunological knowledge available. It provides a broad scope and high level of expertise to the many aspects of the field of immunology and related areas, including microbiology, virology, and parasitology. Arranged into 31 subject areas with extensive cross-referencing and subject indexes in each volume, the Encyclopedia is easy-to-use for virtually any researcher, regardless of his or her field. Concise definitions of the subject area also introduce each entry. The Second Edition includes timely and thorough updates for all articles from the First Edition, more than 60 new entries, a glossary of immunological terms in each volume, a total of 500 figures and tables, and new color plates sections.
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Immunologists, microbiologists, clinicians, medical and science undergraduate and graduate students.


Book information

  • Published: June 1998
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-226765-9


duate students and professionals in fields as diverse as microbiology, protein chemistry, physiology, as well as immunology will benefit from this work... this is a very impressive reference. Medical libraries, and other special libraries should also give it strong consideration."
--AGAINST THE GRAIN (February 1999)

"...a fine addition to academic science and health sciences reference collections."
"The updates and new features of this edition ensure the encyclopedia will continue to be a mjor reference in immunology and in related areas of biology and medicine."
"The entries are well written and clearly illustrated. I really enjoyed browsing through the encyclopedia."