Viruses are the last frontier of undiscovered life on our planet; learn a plethora of information and interesting facts about them in the beautiful hardback Virus: An Illustrated Guide to 101 Incredible Microbes book. The most abundant type of organism on Earth, they infect all types of cellular life, and, as micro-organisms that cause disease in their hosts, they are highly opportunistic and relentlessly efficient. They exist at the vanguard of DNA variance, exhibiting more structural diversity than plants, animals, archaea, or even bacteria. This 21st-century guide offers an engaging introductory section explaining exactly what viruses are and how they operate, followed by individual profiles of 101 of the world's most notable examples, each with its own dazzling mugshot.
- 272 pages
- Author: Marilyn Roossinck
- Measures 24.7cm x 2.8cm x 17.7cm
- ISBN 9781782403265