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

Popular Science
By: Carl Zimmer(Author)
320 pages, illustrations
Publisher: Arrow Books
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  • Parasite Rex ISBN: 9780743200110 Paperback Jan 2002 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1 week
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For decades parasites were the pariahs of science. Only recently have biologists begun to appreciate that these diverse and complex organisms are the most highly evolved life forms on earth. In Parasite Rex, Carl Zimmer takes the reader on a tour of the strange and bizzare world that parasites inhabit, and recounts the voyages of these wonders of creation. Parasites can: rewrite DNA; rewire the brain; genetically engineer viruses as weapons; and turn healthy hosts into the living dead. Parasite Rex follows researchers in parasitology as they attempt to penetrate the mysteries of these omnipotent creatures who control evolution, ecxosystems, and perhaps the future of the human race.

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Carl Zimmer is a senior editor at Discover magazine. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Everett Clark Award for science journalism in 1994 and the American Institute of Biological Sciences Media Award in 1997.

Popular Science
By: Carl Zimmer(Author)
320 pages, illustrations
Publisher: Arrow Books
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