Immune: A Journey Into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive

Immune

A Journey Into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive
 
Publisher: Random House
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ISBN13:9780593241318
ISBN10:0593241312
Binding:Hardback
No. of pages:368 pages
Size:236x188x36 mm
Weight:1099 g
Language:English
Illustrations: COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A gorgeously illustrated deep dive into the immune system that will forever change how you think about your body, from the creator of the popular science YouTube channel Kurzgesagt In a Nutshell
 
Through wonderful analogies and a genius for clarifying complex ideas, Immune is a truly brilliant introduction to the human body s vast system for fighting infections and other threats. John Green,

Immune is science communication at its most lucid and exhilarating, a tour de force of demystification. Dettmer maintains an intimate relationship with the reader while revealing the Homeric dramas that routinely unfold within us. It has a vivid clarity that never comes at the expense of the science or the wonder, as if an entire scientific field had been translated into human. Ann Druyan, author of Cosmos: Possible Worlds

Philipp Dettmer has a unique skill to show us the beauty and complexity of our world as it is revealed through a scientific understanding of it. In Immune he takes us on a tour through our own body and allows us to see and understand how our immune system actually works. A beautiful book about a complex system that our life depends on. Max Roser, founder of Our World in Data

Immune reads like it s a riveting sci-fi novel, as Philipp Dettmer takes you on a journey into the body for an up-close look at the armies of expert warriors, rogue gladiators, and stealthy detectives that protect you in the daily war against trillions of ruthless microbe enemies. By the end of the book, I understood my entire body far better than I ever had before. Immune is a delightful treat for the curious. Tim Urban, creator of Wait But Why

Bringing both insight and humor to an important and relevant topic, Dettmer s book is essential reading, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Library Journal