Why Aren't We Dead Yet?: The Curious Person's Guide to the Immune System
From highly respected microbiologist and the creator of the YouTube sensation "Dumb Ways to Die," comes this exploration of the immune system, what keeps it running, and how germs are destroyed...
So how come we're not dead yet? In this lively and accessible book, Idan Ben-Barak tells us why. He explores the immune system and what keeps it running, how germs are destroyed, and why we develop immunities to certain disease-causing agents. He also examines the role of antibiotics and vaccines, and looks at what the future holds for our collective chances of not being dead.
This is entertaining and thoughtful science writing to inspire the student interested in a career in medicine or immunology, or to inform the reader who just wants to understand more about their body while having a laugh along the way.