Tending Adam's Garden

Tending Adam's Garden

Evolving the Cognitive Immune Self

1st Edition - June 8, 2004

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  • Author: Irun Cohen
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780121783563

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Tending Adam's Garden describes and explains the way in which our immune system works from a novel perspective. The book uses metaphors and examples to bring the immune system to life and explores the fundamental miracle of nature. Written in plain language for a broad audience, this book encompasses much more than just immunology, exploring more fundamental matters such as causality, information, energy, evolution, cognition and individuality, as well as the strategy of the immune system and its role in health and disease.

Key Features

  • Provides a unique perspective on the immune system from one of the keenest scientific and philosophical brains in the world
  • Uses metaphors and case histories to explore themes in an accessible manner
  • Written in plain language requiring no specialized vocabulary or specific scientific background in the subject

Readership

Academics, researchers, professionals and students in immunology, Scientists in other disciplines within the life sciences at all levels

Table of Contents

  • About the Author.
    From the Pre-Publication Quotes.
    Prologue.
    Introduction.
    On Causality and Evolution.
    On Cognition.
    On Immunity.
    On Autoimmunity.
    On Tending Adam's Garden.
    References.
    Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 296
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2004
  • Published: June 8, 2004
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780121783563

About the Author

Irun Cohen

Dr. Irun R. Cohen studied philosophy at Northwestern University (B.A., 1959) and medicine at Northwestern Medical School (MD., 1963). He did pediatric training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and research in infectious diseases as a commissioned officer of the U.S. Public Health Service at the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia. Currently, Dr. Cohen is the Director of the Robert Koch-Minerva Center for Research in Autoimmune Diseases, at the Weizmann Institute of Science, in Rehovot, Israel, and the Director of the Center for the Study of Emerging Diseases, in Jerusalem, Israel. He has published numerous scientific journal articles and edited or co-authored 4 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

The Weizman Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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