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Parasitic Animals

By: Geoffrey Lapage

386 pages, b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Apr 2015 | #220049 | ISBN-13: 9781107496613
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Originally published in 1951 as part of the Cambridge Library of Modern Science, Parasitic Animals discusses the life cycles of various parasitic animals, as distinct from parasitic bacteria and plants. Key biological points are illustrated with references to parasitic animals that attack either humans or domestic animals for the purposes of clarity, and the effect of the host-parasite relationship on both parties is also examined. Parasitic Animals will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of science and parasitology.



1. What is a parasitic animal?
2. How the parasitic animal makes contact with the host and moves about inside it
3. Representative life histories, I
4. Representative life histories, II
5. Some effects of parasitic life upon the parasitic animal, I
6. Some effects of parasitic life upon the parasitic animal, II
7. Some effects of parasitic animals upon the hosts, tissue reactions and resistance (immunity) of the host
8. Some other effects of parasitic animals upon their hosts
9. Other important aspects of the host-parasite relationship
10. Avoidance of the parasitic animal by the host
11. Conclusion


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