The Art of Being a Parasite

The Art of Being a Parasite

by Claude Combes
     
 

The Art of Being a Parasite is an extensive collection of bizarre and breathtaking stories that illuminate the ecology and evolution of relationships between species. Claude Combes illustrates what it means to be a parasite by considering every stage of its interactions, from invading to reproducing to leaving the host. A follow-up to Combes's Parasitism, this book… See more details below

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The Art of Being a Parasite is an extensive collection of bizarre and breathtaking stories that illuminate the ecology and evolution of relationships between species. Claude Combes illustrates what it means to be a parasite by considering every stage of its interactions, from invading to reproducing to leaving the host. A follow-up to Combes's Parasitism, this book will be of interest to both scholars and nonspecialists in the fields of biodiversity, natural history, ecology, public health, and evolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226114293
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : what is a symbiosis?1
1Arms races8
2How does one become a parasite?21
3The profession of parasite41
4The profession of host103
5The profession of mutualist124
6Alice and the red queen155
7Sexual selection and parasitism175
8Parasites in space and time191
9Emerging diseases and the future arms race235

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