Elusive Malaria Vaccine: Miracle or Mirage?, TheThe Elusive Malaria Vaccine: Miracle or Mirage? is based on author Irwin W. Sherman’s thorough investigation of the scientific literature as well as his first-hand interviews with today’s pioneers in malaria vaccine research. As a result, the book offers remarkable insights into the keys to a successful malaria vaccine and the obstacles hindering its development. ....More
Magic Bullets To Conquer Malaria: from Quinine to QinghaosuAfter more than four decades of working on the frontlines in the war against malaria, author Irwin W. Sherman is uniquely qualified to present this chronicle of the search for medicines to conquer malaria. The book not only reviews the history of antimalarial medicines, it also explains the hurdles that lie ahead in the discovery and development of effective treatments and control strategies. ....More
Milestones in MicrobiologyFew microbiologists have had the occasion or opportunity to read those articles considered milestones in the development of their science. Now Dr. Thomas Brock has collected and translated those papers that form the foundations of microbiology, making them available and accessible to students and practicing microbiologists. ....More
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Pasteur and Modern SciencePasteur's stunning career has attracted a host of biographies, but this book, written by a distinguished French-born microbiologist, is among the best. Dubos displays a deep appreciation for the power and enduring significance of Pasteur's scientific work. His graceful writing style allows for him to convey the excitement and signficance of even the most technical aspects of Pasteur's work. ....More
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Power of Plagues, TheThe Power of Plagues offers a fascinating examination of epidemic diseases within a historical context. This book provides insight into the struggle to attain disease control and eradication and explores the challenge of forecasting emerging plagues. ....More
René Dubos, Friend of the Good Earth: Microbiologist, Medical Scientist, EnvironmentalistDocumenting the life of René Dubos from his birth in 1901 to his death in 1982, this book examines the intriguing career of Dubos and his tremendous impact on science, medicine, society, and the environment. A balance of scientific and personal history, René Dubos, Friend of the Good Earth will engage a wide range of readers including biologists, medical scientists, bioethicists, physicians, ecologists, environmentalists, policymakers, historians, and general readers. ....More