- D. White
- Frank Fenner
Medical students, virology and microbiology students.Standing Order Category: 4400
Hardbound, 603 Pages
Published: June 1994
Imprint: Academic Press
"Easy to read, and the topics are well covered."
"The book is a
tour de force. Such breadth is more often a team than a tandem effort and readers must admire the depth of scholarship involved. The benefit is an evenness of coverage and integration of subject matter, sometimes lacking in multi-author productions. Despite the vast subject area, the referencing (1992 touching on 1993) is reasonably contemporary. This is a book at a fair price to bring the reader up to speed with the research literature, to bring the concerned clinician to moleclar virology, the molecular virologists to the medical problems which are becoming amenable to solution by molecular techniques and, not least, a reference book for undergraduates. Its production in Fenner's 80th birthday year is fitting tribute to the two of the pillars of Australian virology."
--SOCIETY FOR GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY QUARTERLY
"...it is a remarkable achievement that two authors have produced such a consistent, broad-ranging and authoritative text... It is highly recommended as providing a first-class grounding in virology for medical and science undergraduates... For postgraduate study in clinical or laboratory research in virology, this book provides an invaluable comprehensive and balanced foundation to complement more detailed selective reference material."
--Chris Burrell, University of Adelaide, in MICROBIOLOGY AUSTRALIA
"This book is to be highly recommended to students and established workers alike... A 'must' on the shelves of all those connected, however remotely, with virological topics and it should be stressed that despite its title it is not in the least limited to material likely to be of interest only to medical workers. The basic scientist, the research diagnostician, the physician, and the epidemiologist will, together with many others, find that an outstanding textbook in this field has now been provided."
--M.A. Epstein in NATURE
"This work is well organized, concise, and so well written as to be a joy to read."
--J.G. GALLAGHER in AMERICAN SCIENTIST
"Such strategic care for the reader is rarely found in any textbook today."
--H.B. FUNK in GROWTH
"Like its predecessor, this edition is beautifully illustrated. These illustrations have been subdivided for ease of presentation into figures (line drawings), tables, and plates (photographs). The tables are invariably concise, and they adequately illustrate and reinforce material presented in the text."
--R.M. JAMISON in AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MICORBIOLOGY NEWS
"The book is remarkably up-to-date and comprehensive and is a fine achievement on the part of the authors. It is very difficult to make a good book even better, but White and Fenner have managed to do so."
--M. ALPERS in VIRUS INFORMATION EXCHANGE NEWSLETTER