Newsletter   Secure Checkout   Shopping Cart (0 Items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Resistance: The Human Struggle against Infection [Hardcover]

By Norbert Gualde & Steven Rendall (Translator)
Our Price $ 17.50  
Retail Value $ 25.00  
You Save $ 7.50  (30%)  
Item Number 253623  
Buy New $17.50
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for Resistance: The Human Struggle against Infection by Norbert Gualde & Steven Rendall...

A North Carolina woman dies of a flesh-eating bacterial disease. Thousands of people in West Africa are suffering from cholera. And antibioticsare rapidly becoming less and less effective at fighting what were once mild infections. The biggest threat to the future of human society may not be terrorist attacks or nuclear war, but rather microscopic bacteria. Immunologist Norbert Gualde explains in Resistance the dangers we face from bacterial resistance, asserting that we must confront the reality awaiting us--the next fatal plague may occur sooner than we think.

Over the course of the twentieth century, incredible advances in medicine inspired a utopian belief among many that all common infectious diseases would eventually be eradicated. But Resistance shows that this dream is an impossible one. The book's riveting narrative reveals how new infectious agents and diseases are being discovered every day and how bacteria previously thought to have been destroyed are returning with a vengeance. Drawing upon the history of past epidemics, Gualde explores how new outbreaks might be predicted and controlled. He also investigates the potentially devastating social and political impact of such public health disasters, particularly in underdeveloped countries in the southern hemisphere. He ultimately argues that the constant interaction between man and microorganisms will inevitably catalyze future epidemics similar to the horrific ones of centuries past.

Global outbreak monitoring and medical research on the human body's immune system are beginning to produce effective strategies against bacterial resistance. But the most important weapon is awareness of the crisis, and this engrossing and brilliantly translated study will serve as a wake-up call for us all.


Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Pages   219
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Weight:   1.15 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 17, 2006
Publisher   Dana Press
ISBN  1932594000  
ISBN13  9781932594003  

Availability  0 units.

More About Norbert Gualde & Steven Rendall

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Norbert Gualde is professor of immunology at the University Victor Segalen of Bordeaux and directs an immunology laboratory at the Institut Bergonie Cancer Center of Bordeaux. Steven Rendall is a freelance translator currently living in France. He has translated more than thirty books from French and German.

Norbert Gualde was born in 1935.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > History > World > General
2Books > Subjects > Medicine > General
3Books > Subjects > Medicine > Internal Medicine > Infectious Disease > Communicable Diseases
4Books > Subjects > Medicine > Internal Medicine > Infectious Disease > Epidemiology
5Books > Subjects > Medicine > Special Topics > History
6Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Medical > Medicine > Internal Medicine > Epidemiology
7Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Medical > Medicine > Internal Medicine > Infectious Disease > Communicable Diseases
8Books > Subjects > Science > History & Philosophy > Science
9Books > Subjects > Science > History & Philosophy > History of Science

Reviews - What do customers think about Resistance: The Human Struggle against Infection?

An intriguing study any college-level health student will want to ponder.  Feb 8, 2007
Modern science has long searched for a way of eliminating infectious disease - but new diseases, new bacterial immunities to treatments, and new agents of delivery have thwarted these goals. Norbert Gualde reveals the process of controlling and predicting epidemic outbreaks, using the history of epidemics to chart the struggles of medicine against both new and old diseases. Two theories describe the emergence of infectious agents: Gualde forges a median path between them in suggesting interactions between man and micro-organisms will create epidemics on the same scale as past experience despite modern medicine's advancements. An intriguing study any college-level health student will want to ponder.

Diane C. Donovan
California Bookwatch

Write your own review about Resistance: The Human Struggle against Infection

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Resistance: The Human Struggle against Infection

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy