PARASITE REX: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature’s Most Dangerous Creatures
by Carl Zimmer
2000, 178 pages, 16 b/w plates. Well-organized survey of parasites life cycles and debilitations they cause. Observing that parasites are the most successful life form on Earth, award-winning science journalist explains how complex, highly adapted parasites trigger development of sex, shape ecosystems, and drive evolution in ingenious ways. Describes behavior, characteristics, and life history of many parasites, including those that cause river blindness, sleeping sickness, and malaria. Paperback; 6-1/4 x 9-1/2″.
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