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Blood: A Very Short Introduction

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Description for Blood: A Very Short Introduction Paperback. Blood is a vital component of the bodies of most multicellular animals. Chris Cooper discusses blood's critical role in both biology and in human society, ranging from its place in religious rituals to its uses in modern medicine. Series: Very Short Introductions. Num Pages: 144 pages, 26 black and white images. BIC Classification: HRLF; MJF; PDZ; PS. Dimension: 174 x 111. .
Blood is vital to most animals. In mammals it transports oxygen and food, carries away waste, and contains the white cells that attack invading microbes. Playing a central role in life, it has had profound cultural and historical significance and plays an important role in religious ritual. Blood was one of the four humours in early Western medicine and is still probably the major diagnostic tool in the doctor's armoury. In this Very Short Introduction, Chris Cooper analyses the components of blood, explains blood groups, and looks at transfusions, blood tests, and blood-borne diseases. He ... Read more

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About Christopher Cooper
Professor Chris Cooper is a distinguished biochemist with over 20 years research and teaching experience. He has won several prestigious awards and sat on a number of influential national and international committees (including the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Biochemical Society, and the Biophysical Society). His research is regularly featured in local and national radio, television and newspapers, and he ... Read more

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Blood is over-flowing with such fascinating historical observations, as well as with an equally generous amount of practical information that everyone possessing blood should know.
The Well-Read Naturalist

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