Boston: Little, Brown , 1991. Hardcover. Good/good. Beginning with Edward Jenner and his battle against smallpox and concluding with today's cutting-edge research, this is the history of mankind's struggle against, and fascination with, these powerful organisims. Includes candid and colourful comments from leading scientists in the field and written in an accessable manner for the lay reader. A fascinating insight into a dangerous line of research that affects us all. Size, 24 x 165cm, 415 pages, 16 pages of b&w illustrations plus 10 line drawings by Kendal Morris and 1 map. Ex-library, front endpaper removed, some library markings. Blue cloth boards in good illustrated dust jacket. Internally, shows repaired binding, otherwise good: generally clean and unmarked in sound bindings.