Oct 21, 2019
Parasites
Posted by Rosemary Drisdelle

Hidden away within living tissues, parasites are all around us and inside us Yet, despite their unsavory characteristics, as we find in this compulsively readable book, parasites have played an enormous role in civilizations through time and around the globe Parasites Tales of Humanity s Most Unwelcome Guests puts amoebae, roundworms, tapeworms, mites, and others at tHidden away within living tissues, parasites are all around us and inside us Yet, despite their unsavory characteristics, as we find in this compulsively readable book, parasites have played an enormous role in civilizations through time and around the globe Parasites Tales of Humanity s Most Unwelcome Guests puts amoebae, roundworms, tapeworms, mites, and others at the center of the action as human cultures have evolved and declined It shows their role in exploration, war, and even terrorist plots, often through an unpredictable ripple effect It reveals them as invisible threats in our food, water, and luggage as invaders that have shaped behaviors and taboos and as unexpected partners in such venues as crime scene investigations Parasites also describes their evolution and life histories and considers their significant benefits Deftly blending the sociological with the scientific, this natural and social history of parasites looks closely at a fascinating, often disgusting group of organisms and discovers that they are in fact an integral thread in the web of life.

  • Title: Parasites
  • Author: Rosemary Drisdelle
  • ISBN: 9781282697683
  • Page: 322
  • Format: ebook
  • Parasites Hidden away within living tissues parasites are all around us and inside us Yet despite their unsavory characteristics as we find in this compulsively readable book parasites have played an enormo


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