Parasites Tales of Humanity's Most Unwelcome Guests

ISBN-10: 0520269772
ISBN-13: 9780520269774
Edition: 2011
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 6/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Rosemary Drisdelleis a writer and a clinical parasitologist living in Nova Scotia.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Author's Note
Introduction
Ambush
Parasites that have changed human history
Market of Peril
Parasites versus food safety regulations-is anything safe to eat?
Drinking-Water Advisory
How parasites get into our water and what we try to do about it
Illegal Aliens
The unintentional but persistent global movement of parasites by humans
Parasites In Control
As in science fiction, some parasites do take over their hosts
In the House of Mirrors
Good, bad, and imaginary-the cultural meanings and practical uses of parasites, and the power of fear
The Parasite Felonies
Criminals who cast their lot in with parasites
Emerging Parasites
The ones that seem to come out of nowhere, and where they really come from
Parasite Extinction
Can we ever get rid of these unwelcome guests?
Epilogue
Notes
Selected Bibliography and Additional Reading
Index

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