People, Parasites, and Plowshares: Learning From Our Body's Most Terrifying Invaders

People, Parasites, and Plowshares: Learning From Our Body's Most Terrifying Invaders

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Dickson D. Despommier’s vivid, visceral account of the biology, behavior, and history of parasites follows the interplay between these fascinating life forms and human society over thousands of years. He focuses on long-term host-parasite associations, which have evolved to avoid or even subvert the human immune system. Some do great damage to their hosts, while others have signed a kind of “peace treaty” in exchange for their long lives within them. They also,… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (July 16, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 208 pages

File size: 12.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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