Pages: 384
Subject: Science
Imprint: Oneworld


Pathogens and How We Fight Them

Dr John S. Tregoning

The human body is a marvel - but what happens when it comes under attack? A fascinating guide to why we get sick and how we get better.
9780861541225 (14 Oct 2021)
RRP £16.99 / US$25.95

The Book

Covid-19 may be only the first of many modern pandemics. The subject of infection and how to fight it grows more urgent every day. How do pathogens cause disease? And what tools can we give our bodies to do battle? Dr John S. Tregoning has dedicated his career to answering these questions. Infectious uncovers fascinating success stories in immunology and virology, making this book not only a vital overview of infection, but also a hopeful history of human ingenuity.

Additional Information

Subject Science
Pages 384
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Dr John S. Tregoning is a scientist and researcher whose work focuses on how viruses and bacteria infect the lungs. He is currently reader in respiratory infections at Imperial College London, where he also runs a research group on infectious diseases. John has published over sixty academic papers and has a regular column in Nature. He has written articles for Times Higher Education and Science, and has been interviewed by outlets including the BBC and Sunday Telegraph. He tweets at @DrTregoning.