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The Malaria Capers: More Tales of Parasites and People

By: Robert S Desowitz

288 pages, no illustrations

W.W. Norton & Co.

Paperback | Aug 1993 | #33694 | ISBN: 0393310086
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NHBS Price: £9.99 $12/€11 approx
Hardback | Dec 1991 | #19037 | ISBN: 039303013X
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About this book

Like such eminent science writers as Stephen Jay Gould and Lewis Thomas, Mr. Desowitz manages to make the basic principles of his subject immediately comprehensible to the general reader. He has also succeeded in giving us a profound appreciation of the ways in which scientific and medical knowledge advances, through hypothesis, error and experiment, through serendipity, dedication, and perseverance.

Just as it was not necessary to be an astrophysicist to feel the grandeur and scope of Stephen Hawking's "A Brief History of Time", it is not necessary to be a parasitologist or specialist in tropical medicine to relate to the drama, tragedy and even romance of Desowitz's fascinating and provocative story. . . . Interesting and important.

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