(120 pages, 5 color photos, 36 black-and-white photos, 11 black-and-white illustrations; 8½ x 11, paper. Classroom set includes up to 30 copies of the sourcebook.)
The Dana Sourcebook of Immunology provides an introduction to a field rapidly rising in importance. Researchers are making exciting discoveries about the immune system, both its proper function and when it breaks down. Their findings have profound implications for human health in the 21st century.
A new, helpful online workbook covers the material in the Sourcebook. The workbook is only available online in PDF format for teachers to print and copy, and there is also an online Teacher's Edition with answers.
The Sourcebook includes examinations of how the immune system protects us (and what happens when it fails to protect), therapies that help it do its job, and the unique relationship between the immune system and the brain. Students will learn about emerging and reemerging diseases, and special attention is devoted to the tenacity of the virus that causes AIDS. A list of books serves as a resource for students who would like to learn more.