Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Immune: A Journey Into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive


Immune is a layman accessible and thorough look at the immune system by Phillipp Dettmer. Released 2nd Nov 2021 by Penguin Random House, it's 368 pages and is available in hardcover, audio, and ebook formats. It's worth noting that the ebook format has a handy interactive table of contents as well as interactive links throughout. I've really become enamored of ebooks with interactive formats lately. 

The author is a gifted teacher (from an unexpectedly non-academic background) and this is what I would call a layman accessible academic treatise of the subject in all its difficult subtleties. I enjoyed poring over the chapters.

I found the entire book quite interesting and fascinating. It is, admittedly, a niche book and will appeal to readers interested in biology and physiology. The language is accessible and informal. The author has a gift at distilling difficult and complex concepts into smaller digestible bits and I can imagine he would be an engaging and worthwhile lecturer.

Five stars. This is well and deeply researched and engaging.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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