Mad Cows and Cannibals, a Guide to the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Booklet) NR

Mad Cows and Cannibals, a Guide to the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Booklet)

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Mad Cows and Cannibals guides readers through the complex world of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs)--bizarre, degenerative brain diseases that affect both animals and humans. In clear and accessible language, it provides basic explanations of the science and issues surrounding Mad Cow Disease and related conditions. KEY TOPICS: It begins with stories of ritualistic cannibalism in the highlands of New Guinea, and leads to the modern agricultural feeding practices that triggered the Mad Cow Disease epidemic in Great Britain, and to recent outbreaks of Chronic Wasting Disease in North America. It explains the biology of TSEs and explores how political and social actions can contribute to their spread, answering important questions about how TSEs affect the safety of our food supply, blood supply, and medical procedures. MARKET: This book will be of interest to the general public and the media, as it provides basic explanations of the science and issues surrounding TSEs. Also useful as a reference work for those in health care, medical-legal professions, and genetics industry.

Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780131423398
Publisher: Pearson
Publisher Imprint: Pearson
Depth: 6
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 3 mm
Weight: 182 gr
ISBN-10: 0131423398
Publisher Date: 22 Apr 2003
Binding: Paperback
Height: 228 mm
No of Pages: 48
Series Title: Prentice Hall's Exploring Biology Series
Sub Title: A Guide to the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopatries
Width: 179 mm
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