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What's eating you? : people and parasites

Author: Eugene H Kaplan
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
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In What's Eating You? Eugene Kaplan recounts the true and harrowing tales of his adventures with parasites, and in the process introduces readers to the intimately interwoven lives of host and parasite. Kaplan has spent his life traveling the globe exploring oceans and jungles, and incidentally acquiring parasites in his gut. Here, he leads readers on an unforgettable journey into the bizarre yet oddly beautiful  Read more...
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Kaplan, Eugene H. (Eugene Herbert), 1932-
What's eating you?.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009021742
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eugene H Kaplan
ISBN: 1400832209 9781400832200
OCLC Number: 647903154
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 302 pages)
Contents: On the sacredness of life --
Introduction. The saline solution--an inner sea --
Land of smiles --
An encounter with Jordan Rose --
I had a farm in Africa --
Death of a mouse --
Intimate relationships --
A peek into the anus of--my child --
The well-hung dog --
Fiery serpent --
It hardly ever happens --
The anti-semitic tapeworm --
Mother always wanted me to be a real doctor --
Missus Murphy's baby --
The day I flunked the macho test --
The biblical plagues --
Alley cats and seagulls --
A better mousetrap --
Scandals and ghosts --
Spiny-headed monsters --
Bloodsucking beasts --
Ode to a cockroach --
Bats, bugs, and bloody bites --
Little fleas have littler fleas --
How to get rid of crabs --
Wild virgins --
Inexplicable behavior: some relationships are more intimate than others --
Topsy-turvy worlds --
A day in the Caribbean --
Tit, tit, tittie--cuckoo --
The game of life: name that category --
Paean of praise --
Tips for travelers.
Responsibility: Eugene H. Kaplan ; illustrated by Susan L. Kaplan and Sandy Chichester Rivkin.

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Recounts the true and harrowing tales of the author's adventures with parasites, and in the process introduces readers to the intimately interwoven lives of host and parasite. This title leads  Read more...

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