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Virus: The Co-Discoverer of HIV Tracks Its Rampage and Charts the Future

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Review:

"Montagnier is one of the world's leading virologists; while the book is described as being the 'story of HIV,' it is at least as much his story. As such, it's an interesting look into the path to scientific stardom as well as a deft account of the workings of the virus. Montagnier's ego is clearly large and at times interferes with the flow; this problem is exacerbated by what feels like a rather wooden translation from the French, and the result is a book of limited appeal even to scientists. Even the facts are sometimes out-of-date, although that's hard to avoid in such a fast-paced field. Overall, not a success—just too flat and lifeless." Reviewed by Andrew Witmer, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

Book News Annotation:

Montagnier, one of the discoverers of the AIDS virus, tells the dramatic story of the race against time to identify the virus, and clearly explains scientific aspects of the disease and describes the devastating course the disease has taken throughout the world. He discusses the possibility of a vaccine, current therapies available, and prospects for winning the battle against the deadly virus. The author is professor of virology at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, president of the World Foundation for AIDS Research and Prevention, and director of the Bernard and Gloria Salick Center for Molecular and Cellular Biology at Queens College, City University of New York.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393039238
Author:
Montagnier, Luc
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
AIDS & HIV
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Causes and theories of causation
Subject:
Hiv infections
Subject:
HIV
Subject:
HIV (Viruses) -- Research -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Publication Date:
January 2000
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.54x5.77x.97 in. .99 lbs.

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