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Parasites, People and Places: Essays on Field Parasitology

By: Gerald W Esch

235 pages, B/w photos, figs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Feb 2004 | #142148 | ISBN: 0521894573
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About this book

In this collection of essays, Esch describes scientists, the organisms they work on and the places where they occur. The essays represent an account of the development of an entire field of scientific endeavour spanning a period of 50 years or more.

'! stimulating throughout, exciting in places, thought provoking, and with some fascinating insights. Recommended.' James C. Chubb, University of Liverpool, Parasitology


Acknowledgments; Preface; Prologue; 1. From Elbing, Kansas to Elblag, Poland; 2. Slapton Ley, and other matters British; 3. Ecological studies in Charlie's pond: a 'stream of conciousness'; 4. Douglas Lake: early field parasitology in North America; 5. A day in the life of a field parasitology student, 'Janovy style'; 6. The Canadians; 7. The importance of field parasitology in the global assault on human parasitic disease; 8. Where are we now, and where are we going?; Index.

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Gerald Esch is one of the world's leading ecological parasitologists. He is the Editor of the Journal of Parasitology and has over 30 yrs of teaching and research experience.

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