The Immune Response is a unique reference work covering the basic and clinical principles of immunology in a modern and comprehensive fashion. Written in an engaging conversational style, the book conveys the broad scope and fascinating appeal of immunology. The book is beautifully illustrated with superb figures as well as many full color plates. This extraordinary work will be an invaluable resource for lecturers and graduate students in immunology, as well as a vital reference for research scientists and clinicians studying related areas in the life and medical sciences. KEY FEATURES: * Current and thorough 30 chapter reference reviewed by luminaries in the field * Unique 'single voice' ensures consistency of definitions and concepts * Comprehensive and elegant illustrations bring key concepts to life * Provides historical context to allow fuller understanding of key issues * Introductory chapters 1-4 serve as an 'Immunology Primer' before topics are discussed in more detail * Includes a CD-ROM containing all the figures and plates appearing in the book Quotes from Pre-publication Reviews "excellent -Douglas Fearon, University Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Cambridge, UK "The illustrations are terrific...One of the things I especially like is the use of the 'Introducing...' and 'More about...' sections. These give students a taste of what is to come without overwhelming them with details." -Douglas Green, St. Judes Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA the authors have done a remarkable job of integrating diverse subject matter Gary W. Litman, University South Florida, Childrens Research Institute, St. Petersburg, FL, USA "very well written; it will be easily accessible to a broad readership, including undergraduate and graduate students." -Ruslan Medzhitov, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA This will be an important contribution to the field of Immunology. Noel R. Rose, Director, Center for Autoimmune Disease Research, the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA "I find the manuscript to be very erudite and quire complete and accurate in its coverage ." -Peter Ward, University of Michigan Health Systems, Department of Pathology, Ann Arbor, MI, USAMak, Tak W. is the author of 'Immune Response Basic And Clinical Principles' with ISBN 9780120884513 and ISBN 0120884518.