By Carl Zimmer
During this re-issued paperback version with a brand new epilogue, Carl Zimmer unearths the ability, probability, and sweetness of parasites in “a ebook able to altering how we see the world” ( Los Angeles Times ).
For centuries, parasites have lived in nightmares, horror tales, and the darkest shadows of technology. In Parasite Rex, Carl Zimmer takes readers on a ravishing voyage into the key universe of those amazing life-forms—which aren't purely one of the such a lot hugely developed on the earth, yet make up the vast majority of life’s range. touring from the steamy jungles of Costa Rica to the parasite-riddled struggle area of southern Sudan, Zimmer introduces an array of wonderful creatures that invade their hosts, prey on them from inside, and keep an eye on their habit. His bright descriptions carry to existence parasites which could swap DNA, rewire the mind, make males extra distrustful and ladies extra outgoing, and switch hosts into the residing useless.
This complete, gracefully written ebook brings parasites out into the open and uncovers what they could train us all concerning the so much basic survival strategies within the universe—the legislation of Parasite Rex.