Myxomatosis [Richard Fitter's copy]

By: Fenner, Frank & Ratcliffe, F.N.

Price: £60.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, large octavo, pp xiv, 379, fore-edge very slightly marked, one folding table has been folded badly in the binding press and has a slight cut to it (no loss), otherwise extremely clean and bright internally, blue cloth in very good condition, in a price-clipped dustwrapper which is very slightly worn, and a little rubbed and marked on its lower cover. The very scarce first edition. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpaper.]. {The outbreaks of myxomatosis among rabbits in Australia in 1950 and in Europe in 1952 provided scientists with opportunities of observing the course of the interaction of a very lethal virus disease with a large population of highly susceptible mammals, i.e. with a model system to study the evolution of an infectious disease, and the effects of an infectious disease on the evolution of a mammal. This scientific account of the spread of the disease in Australia and Europe, of its effects upon rabbit numbers, and of the genetic changes that occurred in parasite and host, is of great interest to ecologists, virologists, parasitologists, mammalian zoologists, geneticists, agriculturists, and public health workers, as well as to those directly concerned with rabbit raising or control.}

Title: Myxomatosis [Richard Fitter's copy]

Author Name: Fenner, Frank & Ratcliffe, F.N.

Categories: Science, Mammals, Country Life,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1965

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Slightly Worn

Seller ID: 013574

Keywords: richard.fitter.myxoma.rabbits.australia.europe.virus.transmission.,