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1. Virology: Principles and Applications
2. Principles of Virology (2 Volume
3. Principles of Molecular Virology
4. Fields Virology 2 volume set
5. Fundamentals of Molecular Virology
6. Principles of Virology:Molecular
7. Veterinary Virology, Third Edition
8. Principles of Virology: Molecular
9. Basic Virology
10. Fundamental Virology
11. Fenner's Veterinary Virology,
12. Emerging Topics in Physical Virology
13. Principles of Virology, Vol. 1:
14. Introduction to Modern Virology
15. Human Virology
16. Virus dynamics: Mathematical principles
17. Principles of Virology, Vol. 2:
18. Comparative Plant Virology, Second
19. Virology: Molecular Biology and
20. Insect Virology

1. Virology: Principles and Applications
by Dr John Carter, Prof Venetia Saunders
Paperback: 382 Pages (2007-08-15)
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Asin: 0470023872
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Virology: Principles and Applications is a clear and accessible introduction to this fast-moving field, providing a comprehensive resource enabling the reader to understand the key concepts surrounding this exciting subject. The reader is introduced to the principles of virus structure, replication and genetics, along with the theories behind the origins of viruses and how they are evolving. Taking a modern approach to the subject, the relevance of virology to everyday life is clearly emphasized and discussions of emerging viruses, cancer, vaccines, anti-viral drugs and gene vectors are included. To enhance student understanding, learning outcomes, sources of further information and ?at-a-glance? sections are integrated into in each chapter, reinforcing key concepts.

Illustrated in full color throughout, extensive use is made of clear diagrams that include standard color coding for different types of molecule, enabling students to grasp difficult concepts and deal with the level of detail in the subject.

An invaluable text for students of biology, microbiology, molecular biology and biomedical sciences taking courses in virology. The book is also a useful resource for MSc level students looking for an accessible introduction to the subject.

  • a student-friendly introduction to the fast-moving subject of virology
  • introduces the relevance of virology to the modern world including latest developments in the field
  • looks at topical viruses such as HIV and influenza virus
  • illustrated in full color throughout with diagrams labeled clearly to enhance student understanding
  • provides a comprehensive Virologists? Vocabulary
  • The companion web site www.wiley.com/go/carter provides self-assessment questions and answers, additional reference sources and links to various virology web sites
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5-0 out of 5 stars A good quality introductory text and reference
The world of Virology is becoming more important by the day. The statistically overdue influenza pandemic makes rapid understanding of viruses an even more urgent topic. I have found this book to be of great benefit when explaining concepts ("What does H5N1 mean?") to those who need to get a scientific view of viruses but are not life scientists themselves, especially government leaders, corporate executives and the like. Unfortunately material just cannot be produced fast enough to keep pace with the evolution in scientific understanding that is taking place. I highly recommend this book; however for those new to virology it is not a "quick afternoon read". It does have very likeable features such as the chapter structure which begins with a synopsis called "At a glance" and a list of abbreviations and a standardised colour coding for molecular diagrams. The "Virologists Vocabulary"(pp335-347) is really a glossary and although not all-embracing (big ask) it is very useful. Glossaries and definition sections must become mandatory components of all texts I believe, especially given the expansion rate of jargon and abbreviation.
Overall, this is a good quality book that is easy to read and well endowed with illustrations. As an aside biomedical and scientific illustrations do need to improve dramatically in all texts. I am aware of the time/cost and effort issues of this statement however a good illustration is worth (to many) more than 1000 words and a poor illustration can be simply counter productive.

Rapid education in virology (which is absolutely essential) requires students and educators alike to have easy access to verified comparitive material. DVD's or other electronic complementary delivery techniques would have been of great assistance. SeePrinciples of Molecular Virology (Standard Edition), Fourth Edition as a useful, but not exclusive example.

4-0 out of 5 stars Well done.
I prefer U.S. authors over British ones but this text fulfills my virology needs as a teacher of medical students in a PBL system.I wish the authors had made it available on Student Consult or provided a CD for teachers. ... Read more

2. Principles of Virology (2 Volume Set)
by S. Jane Flint, L. W. Enquist, V. R. Racaniello
Paperback: 1020 Pages (2009-01-31)
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Asin: 1555814433
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Now in two conveniently sized volumes, "Principles of Virology, 3rd Edition", is completely revised and updated to reflect important advances in the field. The textbook continues to fill the gap between introductory texts and advanced reviews of major virus families. These two volumes provide upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, and medical students with a state-of-the-art introduction to all aspects of virology. The third edition retains the essential organization and much-praised features of the first two editions. The two books focus on concepts and principles and together present a comprehensive treatment from molecular biology to pathogenesis and control of viral infections. Written in an engaging style and generously illustrated with over 600 full-color illustrations, these accessible volumes offer detailed examples to illustrate common principles, specific strategies to ensure replication and propagation of viruses, and a crucial overview of the current state of research in virology.The two volumes are divided into chapters that focus on specific topics rather than individual virus families to help students understand common themes across the spectrum of these families. Drawing on the extensive teaching experience of each of its distinguished authors, Principles of Virology illustrates why and how animal viruses are studied and demonstrates how the knowledge gained from such model viruses can be used to study viral systems that are still relatively unknown. A thorough introduction to principles of viral pathogenesis, a broad view of viral evolution, a discussion of how viruses were discovered, and an explanation of the history of the discipline of virology are also provided. A variety of text boxes highlight key experiments, background material, caveats, and much more. The following are new in the Third Edition. This title is organized into two convenient-to-carry and beautifully illustrated paperback volumes-Volume I (Molecular Biology) and Volume II (Pathogenesis and Control)-each with its own glossary and appendix. Volumes I and II may be purchased separately or together in a bundle at a reduced per-volume price.The two stand-alone volumes illustrate the strategies by which all viruses are propagated, how infections spread, and how they are maintained in populations. Volume I features the molecular processes that take place in an infected cell. Volume II offers a concise treatment of the interplay between viruses and their host organisms. This title introduces new chapters that discuss principles of infection of hosts and populations as well as a basic introduction to the mathematics of viral growth Key Features. It focuses on specific topics rather than individual viruses. It teaches unifying concepts and addresses problems common to the propagation of every virus. It defines the finite number of viral genome structures and replication and expression strategies. It illuminates the principles of host defense and virus offense. It provides insight into the origins of viral disease and introduces the challenges inherent in developing treatments. It introduces principles governing evolving and emerging viral infections. It stimulates discussion, provokes questions, and shows students that there are many questions still outstanding.It is written by four distinguished scientists with active virology laboratories. It includes over 600 full-color illustrations. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Principles of Virology (2 volume set)
Excellent well written books for 3rd and 4th year university students. Professor recommends and uses this volume set as a second text book. It is a must have for undergraduate molecular virology and medical virology courses.

3-0 out of 5 stars Delayed delivery
This company can take up to 14 days to actually ship out, that's not including the additional shipment time. Go with someone else. ... Read more

3. Principles of Molecular Virology (Standard Edition), Fourth Edition (Cann, Principles of Molecular Virology)
by Alan J. Cann
Paperback: 352 Pages (2005-08-09)
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Asin: 0120887878
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Principles of Molecular Virology, Fourth Edition provides an essential introduction to modern virology in a clear and concise manner. It is a highly enjoyable and readable text with numerous illustrations that enhance the reader's understanding of important principles.

* New material on virus structure, virus evolution, zoonoses, bushmeat, SARS and bioterrorism
* Standard version includes CD-ROM with FLASH animations, virtual interactive tutorials and experiments, self-assessment questions, useful online resources, along with the glossary, classification of subcellular infectious agents and history of virology ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This guy is Legendary. Compeletely Awesome.
I got this freakin amazing books which literally spells out every part of virology in great detail.

3-0 out of 5 stars Acceptable, but room for improvement.
Overall the writing style is generally easy to follow, but there are many confusing passages (where a new concept may be introduced with no real effort to explain it.)At times the author gives the impression that he expects the reader to know absolutely nothing about viruses but virtually everything else about biology and biochemistry.Undergraduates will likely find it confusing at times, while graduates will likely crave something deeper.

4-0 out of 5 stars Virology in an understandable manner
Well, let's see, molecular virology is definitely a hard-to understand science. Fortunately, for begginers like me, A.J Cann wrote this book. I think it is an awesome one, but it has its drawbacks.
Pros: Easy to read ( i mean, critical concepts, especially genetics, come up very clearly ), relatively easy to understand, and final review questions that really stick concepts in your mind. Also excellent prospective view about why molecular virology is important.
Cons: Not enough pictures. Imagination is a useful tool, but not that much ! This is why this superb book deserves only 4 stars. Still, it is worth the money, and belongs to the shelf of every virologist or infectious disease expert/fan/student.

4-0 out of 5 stars Respectable beginning text on virology.
I took virology while in med school, and it made less sense to me then neuroscience did at first. Part of that was the presentation methods of the professors, and part of it was their refusal to use or even recommend a decent textbook to refer to. I found the monster books on virology they place in the reference section of the medical school library, but trying to afford those books on your own is impossible. And they were so technical and so detailed, that it did not give a decent overview of the field and you had to use the index to find what you wanted. Too big.

This book by Cann is a good addition to anyone interested in the field of virology. Since the emergence of new or at least never seen before diseases, more people are wanting to familiarize themselves with viruses, and now prions. I was a little disappointed at the short chapter on prions, but since this was on viruses I was expecting more than he needed to deliver. The text is well-written and concise, but limited in historical background which I think adds to understanding and interest. Placing discoveries of science in context of social and cultural background helps to tie primary information in with other memory, so that that information can be recalled. Since there are other books which provide the historical overview of the discovery of viruses and means to control them (vaccinations, etc.) it isn't absolutely necessary for this text to explain it. It just a personal preference I have where I think science should be placed in context of social and cultural norms, and the public health history aids in understanding why developing vaccines for some diseases was given priority over others.

This is a good and inexpensive book which can be referred back to for papers. I would highly recommend this particular text for those who are in virology classes, where the professors are not explaining to your understanding or satisfaction, or when you need to know more about the genetic makeup of viruses, or their ability to use normal cells to reproduce.Karen Sadler, Science Education, University of Pittsburgh

1-0 out of 5 stars Descent book on virology
The way the concepts are presented in this text book are far from being fair. They are poorly demonstrated and use of pictures is poor. While it serves its use in giving information on virology at a great price, it failsin comparison to other books, while double the price, worth it in everyway. I recommend saving up and getting either Medical Virology, 4th ED orSherris Medical Microbiology; either one is good and far better then thistitle - as well as providing way more information, the latter book includeskey concepts in immunology, parasitology and indepth on bacteriology. Don'tbe fooled by the price, this information isn't presented clearly to learnvirology off of. If you're serious in learning about virology and/orinfectious diseases, check out first the books stated above first. ... Read more

4. Fields Virology 2 volume set
Hardcover: 3177 Pages (2006)
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Asin: 0781760607
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent text for professionals or post-graduates
Considered by some as a "virology bible", this text is an extremely well structured and informed piece of work. The current 5th edition is as up to date as a 2007 virology text can be, given the rapidly expanding nature of virus research. As mentioned previously the primary focus of this text is mammalian virology with a significant proportion devoted to human clinical virology.
This text is tailored more to the post-graduate student or virology professional and makes an excellent reference text with lengthy bibliographies for those who require starting points for further individual research. I would not recommend this text for undergraduates with no significant experience with virology as the content will perhaps overwhelm.
I highly recommend this text, even though it is expensive.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fields Virology
The book pictured on this site is the Fourth Edition of Fields Virology.However, the "Book Description" in the "Editiorial Reviews" section on this site is for the Third Edition of Fields Virology.I hesitate to purchase the book because I am unsure which edition you will be shipping.Before I place my order, I want assurance that I will be receiving the Fourth Edition.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best out there for MAMMALIAN virology
My take on this two-volume set is that if you are going to put out as much money as this set costs, you should get a lot for it.This two- volume set is simply the best I have found for MAMMALIAN virology, with a close second being 'Fundamental Virology'.I stress the mammalian virology, as it omits a good bit (if not all) of the plant- associated virii.The basics of all virus structure are in there, regarding plant virii, but beyond that, there is information lacking.Despite this, when purchased as a graduate-level or upper-undergraduate level text or reference guide, there simply is no other text of this scale.There is a lot more text than graphics, but this does not (in my opinion) deter from the value of the text.If I could, I'd give a 4.5 star of 5, only for the lack of plant virii information and my personal desire for more graphics.i will say that the CD-Rom has more than enough graphics to make up for the book's seeming lack of graphics.As a 'financially- burdened' Pathology trainee and Virologist by employment, I will say that this is worth the price and effort to read.Note that it is written to the biologist who has some knowledge, albeit foundational knowledge, of biology.

4-0 out of 5 stars A FINE VIROLOGY YARDSTICK
There is hardly any significant fact about viruses that missed-out in this edition of "Fields Virology". Page after page, this sound all-inclusive reference doles out authoritative information on both viruses and viral syndromes. From taxonomy to etiology, metamorphosis to replication; the analyses of this text is grand. The same applies to its attached CD-ROM. Its practical outlook was intended to benefit both microbiologists and pathologists. Bernard Fields and his colleagues made their mark with this book. It is a great effort.
However, most botanist may not be pleased to know that little attention was paid to plant viruses. Again, many potential buyers may be demoralized by the rather high price that this virology-set demands.

5-0 out of 5 stars Another Bible. Amazing viral world
It covers all fields of virology. Perfect and wonderful ! Easy to understand. I really recommend this book to who is involved in biology ... Read more

5. Fundamentals of Molecular Virology
by Nicholas H. Acheson
Paperback: 432 Pages (2006-11-10)
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Asin: 0471351512
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This book gives a modern molecular description of the way viruses replicate. Each virus is described in a brief chapter written by an expert in the field; all major viruses that are human pathogens are covered. Provides comprehensive coverage of most animal viruses and a selection of bacteriophages, while assuming only some basic knowledge of molecular and cell biology for comprehension. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars too many
I had ordered only one book.But I was shipped 2 books and charged for two books.I need only one book. I do not have the phone number of the seller.Could you please give me his cell number.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fully informative but a little dry
This text was used as more of a supplement for my virology class, as it had much more detail than was expected of us. The writing style is very concise, sometimes to the point where a few extra sentences would have made the difference between understanding the material better. It did encompass a large number of viruses, which was great. The beginning of every chapter had "specs", if you may, of important and distinguishing characteristics of the viral family which serves as a good review.

Overall very through, but a bit dense until you've absorbed enough material.

5-0 out of 5 stars ACE!
This book is perfect for the beginning/moderate virology student- concise but detailed reviews of many viruses. I highly recommend it for supplementary aid.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Introduction to Virology
Fundamentals of Molecular Virology is by far one of the most readable scientific textbooks I have ever come across.The focus is on common characteristics of virus families rather than on individuals.For example, rather than having a chapter just covering the rabies virus this book has a chapter on the Rhabdovirus family and covers the mechanisms that each of the commonly studied rhabdoviruses use for each of the viral life cycle stages.

The book is also organized into orders, each of the viral orders will have their families grouped together.The rhabdovirus chapter is right next to the paramyxoviridae and filoviridae viruses to make up the mononegavirales order.

The writing is clear and concise.The style of writing is geared towards an audience with no previous virology experience and gently guides the reader through the basics of virology. Some attention is given to laboratory procedure but the book was not written as a lab manual and so it only provides a brief overview of some of the common techniques.

The biggest weakness of the book is in graphic illustration.Many of the illustrations are bland and monochromatic - there is very little use of color for a textbook this expensive.

If you are taking a virology or microbiology course I would strongly recommend that you get a copy of this book as a reference regardless of what textbook your instructor uses. ... Read more

6. Principles of Virology:Molecular Biology, Pathogenesis, and Control
by L. W. Enquist, R. M. Krug, V. R. Racaniello, A. M. Skalka, S. J. Flint, S.J. Flint
Hardcover: 804 Pages (1999-12)
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Asin: 1555811272
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Designed to fill the existing gap between introductory texts and very advanced reviews of major virus families, Principles of Virology introduces upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, and medical students to all aspects of virology.Written in an engagingly readable style and generously illustrated with over 400 full-color illustrations, this approachable volume offers detailed examples that illustrate common principles, specific strategies adopted by different viruses to ensure their reproduction, and the current state of virology research.

It presents a principles-based discussion of virology, emphasizing the common reactions that must be completed by all viruses for successful reproduction within a host cell and survival and spread within a host population.The molecular basis of alternative reproductive cycles, the interactions of viruses with host organisms, and how these lead to disease are presented with examples drawn from a set of representative animal viruses.

Divided into chapters focusing on specific topics rather than individual viruses, the book allows the student to visualize common themes that cut across virus families, emphasizing the shared features of different viruses.Drawing on the extensive teaching experience of each of its distinguished authors, it illustrates the why and how animal viruses are studied, taking well-known systems and demonstrating how the knowledge gained from these model virus can be used to study viral systems about which our knowledge is still quite limited.

A discussion of viruses in early human cultures, how viruses were discovered, and how the discipline of virology came to be is also provided. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book, great class!
Having used this book for my Virology class at Princeton (taught by Lynn W. Enquist), it was probably the best accompanying text to this sort of introductory survey virology course.The book can be read through, skipped around or used as a reference - it shines in all three uses.A great categorization of viruses, explanation of all the myriad replication methods they employ, the book is more than an intro text - the references at the end of each chapter point you toward very very good sources for further research.Highly recommended!!

5-0 out of 5 stars The best in 30 years of Molecular Virology
Watson & Crick take a backseat to the finest virology text in the history of science. The 20th Century has seen no scientist/editor like Jane Flint. Her incisive, detailed investigations into the genesis of Adenovirusstudy will likely not be equalled in the next millenium.

Newcomers willbe happy to know that this book is highly readable and I found that with aglass of Cognac and a cigarette after dinner created just the atmosphereneeded to further a keen interest in Influenza virus, HIV. and the immensebody of work that has gone into peeling back the layers of the actions ofthese killers and their close relations.

Field's Virology completelymisses the boat the Jane Flint sails, DiCaprio-like into the Atlantic.Weall toast her and her comrades in this undertaking . FIVE STARS!

5-0 out of 5 stars A very good and up-to-date book in virology
This textbook of virology provides a significant background of many kinds of virus that we now know much about.A few textbooks in virology available in the market such as Field's Virology or Fundamental Virologyare often too complicated for a beginner and they are also quite expensivefor a student.This book comes out as an excellent supplement that isideal for both undergradaute and graduate courses.Written by very wellknown experts, you can be assured that you will get a very accurate conceptin this book. For example, Jane Flint is an expert in Adenovirus and RobertKrug is a well-known pioneer in influenza and many more....All of thewriters do the great job exploring their expertise that is evident in thisbook...Try it and you will see. ... Read more

7. Veterinary Virology, Third Edition
by Frederick A. Murphy, E. Paul J. Gibbs, Marian C. Horzinek, Michael J. Studdert
Hardcover: 629 Pages (1999-10-29)
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Asin: 0125113404
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Completely rewritten, this edition has expanded coverage of zoonotic viruses and the diseases they cause, and viruses and viral diseases of laboratory animals, poultry, fish, and wildlife. The concept of new emerging and reemerging viral diseases reflects the new perspective this concept has brought to veterinary and zoonotic virology and related fields.
Part I presents fundamental principles of virology related to animal infection and disease. Part II details the properties and clinical features of the viruses that afflict animals and describes their treatment and control.

Key Features
* Comprehensive coverage of animal viruses, viral diseases, and viral zoonoses
* Covers veterinary and zoonotic virology from the perspective of pathogenesis of viral infections, as well as from the perspective of disease prevention and control ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
This an excellent book to have for a veterinary virology class.I have never learned so much about different viruses!

5-0 out of 5 stars didactic
very didatic and easy to understand, that explains all about the vet virology in a very easy way for the college students,contents many examples about real cases and variety on important viral strains into the veterinary medicine and microbiology.

5-0 out of 5 stars Veterinary Virology made easy(er)
This book is highly recomended to those of us who must struggle through veterinary microbiology.It makes the subject decipherable, and does not slip into the jargon that is so often found in science textbooks.The book begins with intrductory "How viruses work" material, before moving onto the various virus groups.Each section of the book starts out with a general introduction on how that group works/attacks, wheteher they need intermediate hosts, lifespan in the outside environment, etc.Then, it delves further into each virus within that family (genus/class?) with sections on pahtology, epidemiology, etc.All in all, a very nice reference book for veterinary students.There is not much info on West Nile, but there is a nice section on Foot and Mouth.Generally, those viruses which are important in the West, plus a few that are important for other reasons arecovered.Other viruses are mentioned.There is also a small section in the back on prion diseases, which may not be important currently, but will be important to know about, even in te USA (Scrapie, Chronic Wasting Disease, just to name a few.)I highly recomend this book. ... Read more

8. Principles of Virology: Molecular Biology, Pathogenesis, and Control of Animal Viruses
by S. J. Flint
Hardcover: 850 Pages (2003)

Isbn: 1555812597
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Dense text
I am not sure what level this text is intended for.I used it in my senior level Virology course, but it was above and beyond anything we covered at the undergraduate level.I think it is better suited for graduate level coursework.

3-0 out of 5 stars Has the information, just have to find it.
I used this book for an undergraduate virology course. The teacher taught the class by virus not how the book is set up. The book makes it difficult to find information on any one virus without having to read/search through the entire chapter only to have the piece of info you are looking for tucked into a picture caption. It is not a bad book if you want to know how replication works for all virus, just not the details of one virus. By the end of the course I hated the book because of the time needed to find anything but I'm sure that if the class was taught like how the book is set up it wouldn't have been so bad.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great!
Sorry it took so long to make this review... The product was great and in great condition! The shipping was fast

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for grad students
I used this book in my graduate level virology class, and I thought it was great.I really like how the book is divided into basic concepts in the viral life cycle (i.e. entry, genome replication, etc), and then discusses the strategies that different viruses use during these steps in the cell.I prefer this to most other virology texts I've seen, where they just catalog viruses by species, and don't make connections between how different viruses deal with similar situations in the cell.

NOTE:I would not recommend this text for undergrads, however.It's a very densely written book, and covers a lot of ground.For undergrads, I'd recommend something more basic, like the Voyles text.

3-0 out of 5 stars A bit conveluded
Has many diagrams but doesn't bring the point home. Even for virology. ... Read more

9. Basic Virology
by Edward K. Wagner, Martinez J. Hewlett, David C. Bloom, David Camerini
Paperback: 584 Pages (2007-10-31)
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Asin: 1405147156
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Ideal for the student seeking a solid understanding of the basic principles in this rapidly developing field, this best-selling text offers a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of virology. Featuring an enhanced art program now in full-color, the new edition has been updated throughout.

  • New edition incorporates additional reading suggestions, expanded review questions, chapter outlines and full-colour artwork

  • Contains new chapters dealing with viruses and cancer, generation and use of recombinant viruses and virus-like particles, viral evolution, network biology and viruses, and animal models and transgenics, as well as a chapter devoted to HIV and AIDS

  • Downloadable artwork, original animations and online resources are available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/wagner
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Seller
The book was delivered right on time and exactly as described. I would definitely buy from them again!

1-0 out of 5 stars Extremely basic, but hard to follow
This text was a real disappointment to me.Having taught microbiology for a number of years and looking for something to expand my understanding and knowledge of the field of virology, I was sorry that I added this book to my reference library.All in all, I found it to be poorly written and only slightly informative; at least from my perspective.

1-0 out of 5 stars Unorganized, Too Wordy, and Confusing
The information is not coherent and is scattered all over the place.Points that could be made in one sentence are stretched out over many paragraphs.Furthermore, the usage of words are often inappropriate in many cases (looks like the authors just ran a thesaurus check) which makes the text very confusing.This book is definitely not recommended for someone without a background in Virology.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Textbook
This is a great book!The method at which the material is presented rivals that of medical textbooks.The graphics and illustration are great!Go UC Irvine!Spcial Events Parking Rocks!

5-0 out of 5 stars A good investment for any microbiology student.
The information presented in this book was very helpful in my understanding of virology.The text was very easily followed and subjects presented in a straightforward manner.Basic Virology is a must have! ... Read more

10. Fundamental Virology
Hardcover: 1408 Pages (2001-08-15)
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Asin: 0781718333
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Consists of selected chapters reprinted from Fields Virology, 4th edition, c2001. Previous edition: c1996. DNLM: Viruses. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great resource for virology
This is one of the primary books used at UC Berkeley. Text is very thorough, great details and citations.

5-0 out of 5 stars Superb
For non-experts in the subject (such as this reviewer), this book gives a fascinating overview of organisms that have challenged humankind's domination of this planet. Although the book is targeted toward students and biologists, anyone who has a keen interest in virology will gain much from its perusal. Packed with diagrams, and containing hundreds of references, readers should have no problems in assimilating the information in the book, even though it is quite sizable.I only read chapters 1, 2, 5, 6, and 13 (due only to time constraints and not because the other chapters were deemed unimportant) so my review will be confined to listing some of the interesting facts and helpful features of the book.

These include: 1. The discussion on the history of virology, especially the discussion on D'Herelle's dream and Koch's postulates. The early years of virology are impressive given that viruses could not be seen at the time due to the lack of suitable microscopes. 2. The actual number of species of viruses is 1550, with 2404 tentative species. 3. The methods by which the different viruses were identified experimentally, such as cell cultures and recombinant DNA technology. 4. The methods for measuring the infectivity of viruses. 5. The method of fluctuation analysis for measuring spontaneous mutation rates in viruses. The difference in spontaneous mutation rates between DNA and RNA viruses is astonishing. The authors point out the ability of RNA viruses to exist as "quasi-species", being capable of very rapid adaptation because of the high spontaneous mutation rate.6. The simple replication abilities of RNA viruses, which although very error prone, results in very rapid evolutionary response. 7. In plant viruses, the existence of genome segments that are frequently packaged in distinct virions, which results in the need for several viruses to co-infect in order to transmit infectivity. 8. Viral RNA genomes are very rich and contain nearly every structural variation possible. 9. The role of horizontal gene transfer in producing the antigenic shifts that produce new pandemic strains of influenza. 10. The ability of cells to counteract virus infections by using gene silencing or the interferon system. Some viruses have evolved mechanisms for evading these defenses. 11. The replication strategies for DNA viruses, and the mechanisms that have evolved to evade host defenses. 12. Viral DNA replication is initiated by using proteins as primers. 13. The ability of viruses to evade host defenses by withdrawing into a latent state. Only a few proteins are expressed when the virus is in this latent state. The authors encourage the reader to pursue research into the mechanisms that are behind the initiation and release from latency, since at the time of writing these mechanisms are not well understood. 14. Gene therapy, certainly the most fascinating of all topics in virology and genetic engineering. 15. The role of self-inactivating (SIN) vectors in enhancing the safety of viral vectors.

5-0 out of 5 stars the only book i will ever need
As an undergraduate taking a course in virology, I found this book the only book I ever needed.It has all the information that you need and more.I just hope that they will continue to come out with a newer edition since this book is out of date and the field of virology has grown since this edition.

5-0 out of 5 stars Need some basic science knowledge.
I read the chapter on prions and i found it to be really good and up to date. of course it requires you to know a little background knowledge but if you're reading this book you probably already fill out that category.definitely not for the layman...

1-0 out of 5 stars Written by experts for experts.
I am an undergraduate student taking a course in virology, and i find this book extremely difficult to learn from.As a reference source for a particular virus it may be of use, but use of this book as a learning toolis foolish.Yes, this book is written by experts concerning a particularfield, but it seems that the authors target audience is also...experts.Inintroducing fundamental concepts of virology, the text constantly usesexamples to a particular virus.From this particular virus, it then makesreference of a mechanism of this virus.How can one make a reference to amechanism, when one has not yet even been exposed to the virus familythemselves?Its almost like talking about the stats of a certain sportsfigure, and then as a foot note make reference upon how the game is played. ... Read more

11. Fenner's Veterinary Virology, Fourth Edition
Hardcover: 528 Pages (2010-12-15)
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Fenner's Veterinary Virology 4E is the long awaited new edition of Veterinary Virology 3E which was published in 1999. Fully revised and updated by the new author team, Part I presents the fundamental principles of virology related to animal infection and disease and Part II addresses the clinical features, pathogenesis, diagnosis, epidemiology and prevention of individual diseases.

New to this Edition
* New author team - one main author to ensure that the book reads like an authored book but with the benefit of using experts to contribute to specific topics.
* Text has been refocused - Part I has been condensed and where appropriate incorporated into Part II to make it more user friendly.
* The number of figures have been increased and are now in full colour

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· Fully revised and updated to include the latest information in the field of veterinary virology

· Beautifully illustrated color figures throughout

· Organized and current information provided by an expert team of authors

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12. Emerging Topics in Physical Virology
by Peter G. Stockley
Hardcover: 332 Pages (2010-03-17)
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Emerging Topics in Physical Virology is a state-of-the-art account of recent advances in the experimental analysis and modeling of structure, function and dynamics of viruses. It is the first interdisciplinary book that integrates a review of relevant experimental techniques, such as cryo-electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy and mass spectrometry with the latest results on the biophysical and mathematical modeling of viruses. The book comprehensively covers the structure and physical properties of the protein envelopes that encapsulate and hence protect the delicate viral genome, their assembly and disassembly, the organization of the viral genome, infection, evolution, as well as applications of viruses in Biomedical Nanotechnology. It is an essential primer for scientists working in all aspects of virology, including the increasing use of viruses and virus-like particles in bio- and nano-technology. Its review style makes it moreover suitable for non-experts as an introduction into this exciting research area. ... Read more

13. Principles of Virology, Vol. 1: Molecular Biology
by S. Jane Flint, L. W. Enquist, V. R. Racaniello, A. M. Skalka
Paperback: 569 Pages (2008-12)
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The third edition is newly divided into two volumes: "Vol. I, Molecular Biology" and "Vol. II, Pathogenesis and Control". This book introduces the principles governing evolving and emerging viral infections, and illuminates the principles of host defense and virus offense; teaches unifying concepts, addresses problems common to the propagation of every virus; and stimulates discussion, provokes questions, and shows students there are still many outstanding questions. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
The title says brand new, and that's how it came. I also want to thank Amazon, for their prime shipping, I upgraded to 1 day shipping for ONLY $3.99. I'm so elated right now, time for some reading. ... Read more

14. Introduction to Modern Virology (Dimmock, Introduction to Modern Virology)
by Nigel Dimmock, Andrew Easton, Keith Leppard
Paperback: 536 Pages (2007-01-22)
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Introduction to Modern Virology has been an established student text for over 25 years. Providing an integrated account of the subject across different host systems, with an emphasis on human and animal viruses, this book covers the field of virology from molecular biology to disease processes using a unique systems approach. Featuring an all new art program in full color, the new edition has been updated throughout, and reorganized into thematic sections on the fundamental nature of viruses, their growth in cells, their interactions with the host organism and their role as agents of human disease. There is a new chapter on Human Viral Disease and rapidly developing areas, such as the use of viruses as gene therapy vectors, have been included.

The 6th edition is even more accessible, now including key points and integrative questions in every chapter, as well as text boxes emphasizing take-home messages, evidence underpinning the main concepts, and further information for more advanced readers. Prevention and therapy, evolution and emerging viruses receive particular attention and specific chapters address the major infectious challenges posed by HIV, pandemic influenza and BSE. This highly accessible text provides ideal reading for all undergraduate and postgraduate students of biology and medicine wishing to study virology.

Artwork from the book and helpful student and instructor resources are available online at www.blackwellpublishing.com/dimmock.

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2-0 out of 5 stars There are better virology text books!
I teach at a liberal arts college and I chose this book because the other classically used virology text often feels like information overload, especially for an undergraduate.This book does a good job of keeping it simple and providing representative examples.However, it often leaves you feeling like it's not telling the whole story (an obvious lack of details) AND, even worse, its figures are screwed up time and time again.The 5' and 3' labels are often wrong, and those kind of details need to be the basis for a student's true understanding of virology.The figures need to be completely redone.They contain mistake after mistake. I plan on having my students write up their own comments before the semester is over, and I'm going to add my own list of errors and send them to the authors.I hope that they spend more time on the next edition's figures, as this is just plain sad.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good Information, Bad Organization
Granted virology is not the most organized branch of science, the author could have done a much better job organizing the information.At many times through out this book I felt lost, not because I didn't understand the information (if you've taken molecular bio virology will be a much easier course) but because I couldn't figure out how this example fit into the big picture.Later on after finishing a couple of chapters I had to go back through my notes, rearrange everything, and add notes to my notes.

On the good side, there was a lot of helpful information and background on the experiments used to assertain this information.

5-0 out of 5 stars All you need to start this fascinating subject
Virology is not the easiest of subjects to consider studying so it was with some trepidation that I ordered this book. My confidence was well founded as it is in every way superb. Chapters include definitions ofviruses, lab techniques, biochemistry, processes of infection, virus-hostinteractions, vaccines, evolution of viruses and focus chapters on specificviruss/groups. Every page was fascinating and ,relatively easy to grasp ifread in page order (though this is not a book for the complete layman, 'A'level biology or chemistry will be useful if not essential). Did you knowthat ME is caused by a virus, or that seals can catch human flu, or that atlaest two infectious particle SMALLER than viruses exist? Read this book! ... Read more

15. Human Virology
by Leslie Collier, John Oxford
Paperback: 328 Pages (2006-07-20)
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Viruses are the smallest of organisms, yet given that they account for at least a third of presentations in the doctors clinic, they must be well understood by medical students and practitioners alike. Collier & Oxford's Human Virology presents this complex and rapidly evolving subject with notable clarity and topicality. The first part of the text deals with the general principles of virology, including the properties of viruses, replication and genetics, along with disease and resistance. This is followed by chapters dedicated to specific groups of viruses, then special syndromes associated with susceptible groups. The final part of the book is reserved for practical aspects of virology, including diagnosis, control measures and anti-viral therapies. The authors intent is not to turn their readers into virologists, but rather to provide them with enough knowledge of the nature of viruses and viral infections to serve as an essential foundation for clinical involvement with the subject. By providing a concise but comprehensive account of the fascinating subject of virology, this text is ideal for students of medecine, dentistry, microbiology, nursing and the biological sciences.This latest edition has been extensively updated and incorporates many new diagrams, accompanied by the introduction of full colour presentation. The importance of viruses has demanded a fresh appreciation in recent years, providing opportunity for this edition to include coverage of: - The emergence of SARS - Latest research in the study of prion diseases - An exploration of the debate regarding MMR versus single vaccination - Progress in the study and treatment of HIV/AIDS - Recent advances in diagnostic virology and antiviral therapy - Greater emphasis on the antiviral precautions required of healthcare professionals ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars For very select audience only
I was required to read this for a Public Health course. The textbook skips over vital explanations, uses too many abbreviations (without explaining what they are), and bolds important words without defining them. I was constantly on the computer attempting to find a better explanation elsewhere. However, I guess I should fault the professor of my course more than the textbook authors. Perhaps this book should have a memo explaining it is only for those with an advanced understanding of microbiology and medicine.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best book available for intro virology
As a virology student, this is the first place I go to when reviewing any viral disease. It gets to the point and gives you all the necessary information you need on viruses. For all the common viruses, this book has no equal. Other books do go into more detail, but nothing comes close to Collier to giving you the basic knowledge you need. ... Read more

16. Virus dynamics: Mathematical principles of immunology and virology
by Martin A. Nowak, Robert May
Paperback: 256 Pages (2001-01-25)
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We know, down to the tiniest details, the molecular structure of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Yet despite this tremendous accomplishment, and despite other remarkable advances in our understanding of individual viruses and cells of the immune system, we still have no agreed understanding of the ultimate course and variability of the pathogenesis of AIDS. Gaps in our understanding like these impeded our efforts towards developing effective therapies and preventive vaccines. The authors describe the emerging field of theoretical immunology in this accessible and well-written text. Using mathematical modelling techniques, the authors set out their ideas about how populations of viruses and populations of immune system cells may interact in various circumstances, and how infectious diseases spread within patients. They explain how this approach to understanding infectious diseases can reveal insights into the dynamics of viral and other infections, and the interactions between infectious agents and immune responses. The book is structured around the examples of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B virus, although the approaches described will be more widely applicable. The authors use mathematical tools to uncover the detailed dynamics of the infection and the dynamics of immune responses, viral evolution, and mutation. The practical implications of this work for optimization of the design of therapy and vaccines are discussed. The book concludes with a glance towards the future of this fascinating, and potentially highly useful, field of study. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A good introduction
This book is best described as the application of nonlinear ordinary differential equations to immunology and virology. It's primary emphasis is on understanding the time development of viral infections, drug treatments, and viral resistance of the HIV and hepatitis-B viruses.

The authors do a good job of describing the relevant equations needed to model virus dynamics. The book would be a good beginning for mathematicians interested in going into the field of mathematical immunology. And, even though it should be classified as a monograph, rather than a textbook, since there are no problem sets, students of mathematical immunology should find this book a useful introduction to the subject. In addition, the authors give a large list of references at the end of each chapter for further reading.

Mathematicians who need a background in the biology of the HIV virus will find a good discussion in Chapter 2 of the book. The authors give an historical summary of the origins and treatment of the virus in this chapter. This sets the stage for the mathematical modeling of virus dynamics in Chapter 3, where the authors define the basic reproductive ratio and write down a system of three coupled nonlinear ordinary differential equations as the basic equations of virus dynamics. They remark, though without justification, that an analytical solution of the time development is not possible, and so they use approximation schemes to solve the equations. The equations are a phenomenological representation of virus dynamics, and no attempt is made to relate the rate constants to the underlying microscopic properties/structures/processes of viruses. They do however discuss the empirical data associated with studies of SIV infections, and show convincingly there is a correlation between the initial growth of the virus and its value at equilibrium. They caution the reader that the basic model does not give the true reproductive ratio, and show how to correct for this by introducing time delays.

The efficacy of drug therapy is treated from both a mathematical and experimental viewpoint in the next chapter. This is a very enlightening discussion from the standpoint of the validation of the virus models.

The authors switch gears in the next chapter and talk about the dynamics of the Hepatitus B virus. Again, they do a good job of introducing the reader to the experimental evidence for the models of this virus.

In chapter 6, they bring in the contribution of the immune system to the basic equations. They assume that the reader is familiar with the concept of CTL responsiveness. The resulting equations are somewhat more complicated, and the authors show how the ubiquitous Lotka-Volterra equations arise with the virus being the prey, and the immune system the predator. No detailed phase space analysis is done however to study any of the equations in this chapter, which would have been useful to the reader.

The chapter on quasispecies is the most interesting one in the book, as the authors not only give a rudimentary definition of quasispecies, but they also give an indication of their complexity. Disappointingly, they mention the idea of mutation rates and their connection with chaos and self-organized criticality, but do not elaborate on this at all.

The Bonhoeffer's laws of anti-viral treatment are discussed in the next chapter and the authors show how to derive them using the basicmodel. The emergence of resistance during drug treatment is modeled by parameters which reflect the replication rates of the virus, but these parameters are again not connected with any underlying microscopic properties of the virus.

Some interesting dynamical behavior occurs for the case of multiple epitopes where the existence of quasiperiodic oscillations is shown to occur. They authors refer to this as "unpredictable" but they do not define this term in the book. The existence of quasiperiodic orbits in a dynamical system does not by itself make the system "unpredictable" or random of some sort.

This book is a very addition to the literature, and most importantly, it emphasizes the role of validating mathematical models experimentally, which takes on even greater importance given the medical ramifications of the topics in this book. ... Read more

17. Principles of Virology, Vol. 2: Pathogenesis and Control
by S. Jane Flint, L. W. Enquist, V. R. Racaniello, A. M. Skalka
Paperback: 419 Pages (2008-12)
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The third edition is newly divided into two volumes: "Vol. I, Molecular Biology" and "Vol. II, Pathogenesis and Control". This book introduces the principles governing evolving and emerging viral infections, and illuminates the principles of host defense and virus offense; teaches unifying concepts, addresses problems common to the propagation of every virus; and stimulates discussion, provokes questions, and shows students there are still many outstanding questions. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Try a Different Book
Normally when I'm in a class and the material from the lecture just isn't making sense I usually turn to my textbook to see if I can piece together the concepts.Unfortunately, this textbook is probably the worse that I have ever seen and offers nothing other than mild to extreme frustration trying in trying to learn the material.First off the separation of the volumes serves no purpose other than for the publisher to make more money, because it offers no convenience for having smaller segments as it suggests.Secondly, the material is so poorly presented with things like:diagrams being presented and explained on separate pages so as to add to confusion, often the authors will make a statements only to seemingly contradict previous ones, and wow, the second book only (109.16 at my school) is made almost entirely out of an appendix for various viruses.

If my name was on that book I would be appalled that I even took part in one of the worst sources of knowledge found anywhere.The funny thing is, they recommend this material for anyone at the beginner level of virology.Good luck with that.
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18. Comparative Plant Virology, Second Edition
by Roger Hull
Hardcover: 400 Pages (2009-02-06)
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Comparative Plant Virology provides a complete overview of our current knowledge of plant viruses including background information on plant viruses and up-to-date aspects of virus biology and control. It deals mainly with concepts rather than detail. The focus will be on plant viruses but due to the changing environment of how virology is taught,comparisons will be drawn with viruses of other kingdomes, animals, fungi and bacteria. It has been written for students of plant virology, plant pathology, virology and microbiology who have no previous knowledge of plant viruses or of virology in general.

* Boxes highlight important information such as virus definition and taxonomy.
* Includes profiles of 32 plant viruses that feature extensively in the text
* Companion website providng image bank
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19. Virology: Molecular Biology and Pathogenesis
by Leonard C. Norkin
Hardcover: 880 Pages (2009-10-19)
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This new virology textbook covers the fundamentals of viral molecular biology, with an overall organization based on the viral families.

Key features:

  • Focuses on teaching students enduring concepts of virology
  • Includes a distinctive organization based on virus families
  • Emphasizes the range of adaptations viruses have evolved to solve the various problems posed by their intracellular “lifestyle,” concerning gene expression as well as other issues
  • Intended for use in a semester length basic virology course at the senior-undergraduate/graduate level
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20. Insect Virology
Hardcover: 448 Pages (2010-09)
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