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Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

    Parasite Rex

    Parasite Rex spans a wide range of parasites; from wasps that live in caterpillars to parasites that infect humans. The lifecycles are expained in a very engaging way. The effects the parasites have had on humans and the living world in general are expained well. The book is written such that you don't need a biology degree to understand it. People working in biology will also get something from it because of it's wide breadth of explanation.

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  • Posted March 17, 2010

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    best parasite book I've read!

    I highly highly recommend this book for students and for professors to give to their students! I took a parasitology course in college and when I was given this book I thought I would hate it, but to my surprise I loved it! It is great for a general audience because it doesn't get too scientific that it becomes uninteresting, while staying scientific enough that science courses can use it! It gives plenty of information about the actual parasite while keeping the reader interested with applicable information about the plants and animals in this world. If that wasn't enough it has has pictures too :)! This author writes about parasites in a very innovative clear way!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2005

    I adored it!

    Instead of just describing different parasite/host relationships, the author gives evolutionary backgroud, recent scientific findings, and how parasitology can and will change the world. I often find scientific material so boring to read-- even though I love and work in science. This title, though, feels more like entertainment (oh, the gross factor!) than learning. I recommend this title especially to college science majors. Maybe it will shape your future as it will mine.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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