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Author Cohen, Irun R.
Title Tending Adam's garden : evolving the cognitive immune self / Irun R. Cohen.
Imprint San Diego, CA : Academic Press, [2000]

Author Cohen, Irun R.
Subject Immune system -- Popular works.
Immunology -- Philosophy.
Immune System.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 266 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Summary Tending Adam's Garden describes and explains the way in which our immune system works from a novel perspective. The book uses metaphors and examples to bring the immune system to life and explores the fundamental miracle of nature. Written in plain language for a broad audience, this book encompasses much more than just immunology, exploring more fundamental matters such as causality, information, energy, evolution, cognition and individuality, as well as the strategy of the immune system and its role in health and disease. Key Features * Provides a unique perspective on the immune system from one of the keenest scientific and philosophical brains in the world * Uses metaphors and case histories to explore themes in an accessible manner * Written in plain language requiring no specialized vocabulary or specific scientific background in the subject.
Contents About the Author. -- From the Pre-Publication Quotes. -- Prologue. -- Introduction. -- On Causality and Evolution. -- On Cognition. -- On Immunity. -- On Autoimmunity. -- On Tending Adam's Garden. -- References. -- Index.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-258) and index.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780121783556
9780080542331 (electronic bk.)
0080542336 (electronic bk.)
0121783561 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
9780121783563 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
OCLC # 162129313
Additional Format Print version: Cohen, Irun R. Tending Adam's garden. San Diego, CA : Academic Press, ©2000 0121783553 9780121783556 (DLC) 99063116 (OCoLC)44040013