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Drisdelle, Rosemary, 1959-
Parasites : tales of humanity's most unwelcome guests / Rosemary Drisdelle
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2010
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QL757 .D75 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Parasites -- Popular works
Parasitism -- Popular works
Host-parasite relationships -- Popular works
Physical Description xv, 258 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents 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 rear -- The parasite felonies : criminals who cast their lot in with parasites -- Emerging parasites : the ones that seem to come our of nowhere, and where they really come from -- Parasite extinction : can we ever get rid of these unwelcome guests?
Summary The evolution and life history of parasites, their role in shaping human history, as well as future threats posed by them
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