(This is a very large file and takes some time to download.)
Major revision and addition of text and images – revised January 2020, 618 pages, >2,000 images. This history of virology is centered on discoverers and discoveries, inventors and inventions, and developers and technologies, with particular emphasis on the seminal initial discoveries that have become the foundation of today’s science. The book has a table of contents that serves as a rather comprehensive timeline; it is indexed and has a suggested additional reading list. The images are included at the highest resolution possible for online use, so the eBook is best viewed on a large high-res monitor.
Hard Copy Book
The hard copy of The Foundations of Virology is no longer available. The page limit for the on-demand printing equipment used by most publishers / printers was reached, so most have declined to print the new edition. I am still working on this, hoping that I can arrange printing and distribution.
Detail of the following three pages.
(1) The Virus Images:
Electron Micrographs link leads to 22 virus images (plus various
colorized versions of some of the images). The images and all the other
resources in this website may be reprinted and/or used for educational
or non-profit purposes, as long as they are credited appropriately.
Note: large .tif or .jpg images will be downloaded when you right-click
on the thumbnails or choose "Save Image as..." or "Save Picture as..."
according to your browser. The large images range from 5 to 10 Mb.
(2) The Foundations of Virology link
leads to the main (combined) PowerPoint slide set, Foundations of
Virology, and to the same set broken into six smaller files. This tab
also contains the file for my 618 page eBook, with the same title, Foundations of Virology.
This is a 300Mb .pdf file, which takes about 6 minutes to download on
my home computer, but it is the lowest resolution (smallest file) that
still yields high quality images. The highest resolution file (1Gb),
suitable for printing, is also available, but I would have to send it
(3) The Virology Papers tab contains a Word file (.docx), Discovers and Discoveries,
which has a large chronological table matching the entries in the
PowerPoint slide set and the eBook. This tab also contains .pdf files of
several of my old papers that are not available on the Internet.