• Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures
  • Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures
  • Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures
  • Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures
  • Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures
ISBN: 074320011X
EAN13: 9780743200110
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 9, 2001
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 0.9" H x 8.2" L x 5.4" W
Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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IN THIS REISUED PAPERBACK EDITION WITH A NEW EPILOGUE, CARL ZIMER REVEALS THE POWER, DANGER, AND BEAUTY OF PARASITES.

For centuries, parasites have lived in nightmares, horror stories, and the darkest shadows of science. In Parasite Rex, Carl Zimmer takes readers on a fantastic voyage into the secret universe of these extraordinary life-forms--which are not only among the most highly evolved on Earth, but make up the majority of life's diversity. Traveling from the steamy jungles of Costa Rica to the parasite-riddled war zone of southern Sudan, Zimmer introduces an array of amazing creatures that invade their hosts, prey on them from within, and control their behavior. He also vividly describes parasites that can change DNA, rewire the brain, make men more distrustful and women more outgoing, and turn hosts into the living dead. This comprehensive, gracefully written book brings parasites out into the open and uncovers what they can teach us all about the most fundamental survival tactics in the universe--the laws of Parasite Rex.

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This is one of the amazing books written by Carl Zimmer. He walks us through the bizarre and tiny world of parasites. How they survive and complete their life cycles without their host being aware. How, in some cases, important they are for the host's survival. This book takes you in the microscopic nooks and corners of the world. Very well researched and very informative.
 
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