By Carl Zimmer
During this re-issued paperback variation with a brand new epilogue, Carl Zimmer finds the ability, hazard, 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 an exquisite voyage into the key universe of those impressive life-forms—which are usually not simply one of the such a lot hugely developed on the earth, yet make up the vast majority of life’s variety. touring from the steamy jungles of Costa Rica to the parasite-riddled battle sector of southern Sudan, Zimmer introduces an array of fantastic creatures that invade their hosts, prey on them from inside of, and regulate their habit. His brilliant descriptions deliver to lifestyles parasites which could switch DNA, rewire the mind, make males extra distrustful and girls extra outgoing, and switch hosts into the dwelling lifeless.
This entire, gracefully written publication brings parasites out into the open and uncovers what they could educate us all in regards to the such a lot primary survival strategies within the universe—the legislation of Parasite Rex.