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People, Parasites, and Plowshares - a book by Despommier, Dickson D.

People, Parasites, and Plowshares

Learning from Our Body's Most Terrifying Invaders

People, Parasites, and Plowshares( )
Author: Despommier, Dickson D.
Foreword by: Campbell, William C.
ISBN:978-0-231-53526-7
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $22.99
Book Description:

Dickson D. Despommier’s vivid, visceral account of the biology, behavior, and history of parasites follows the interplay between these fascinating life forms and human society over thousands of years. Despommier focuses on long-term host-parasite associations, which have evolved to avoid or even subvert the human immune system. Some parasites do great damage to their hosts, while others have signed a kind of "peace treaty” in exchange for their long lives within them....
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Pages:240
Detailed Subjects: Science / Life Sciences / Microbiology
Medical / Parasitology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 Inches

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