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Parasite rex : inside the bizarre world of nature's most dangerous creatures

Author: Carl Zimmer
Publisher: New York : Atria Paperback, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2014. ©2000
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A look inside the often hidden world of parasites turns the clock back to the beginning of life on Earth to answer key questions about these highly evolved and resilient life forms.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Zimmer
ISBN: 9780684856384 0684856387 9780743200110 074320011X
OCLC Number: 930608407
Description: xxii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: a vein is a river --
1. Nature's criminals --
2. Terra incognita --
3. Thirty Years' War --
4. Precise horror --
5. Great step inward --
6. Evolution from within --
7. Two-legged host --
8. How to live in a parasitic world --
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Responsibility: Carl Zimmer.

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Parasites can: rewrite DNA; rewire the brain; genetically engineer viruses as weapons; and turn healthy hosts into the living dead. This book follows researchers as they penetrate the mysteries of  Read more...

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Susan Adams Forbes Zimmer is such an accomplished, vivid writer that he is able to weave these revolting beasts into an engrossing story that you will read to the last page. Mark Ridley The New Read more...

 
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