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The Resource People, Parasites, and Plowshares : Learning From Our Body's Most Terrifying Invaders, Dickson Despommier

People, Parasites, and Plowshares : Learning From Our Body's Most Terrifying Invaders, Dickson Despommier

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People, Parasites, and Plowshares : Learning From Our Body's Most Terrifying Invaders
Title
People, Parasites, and Plowshares
Title remainder
Learning From Our Body's Most Terrifying Invaders
Statement of responsibility
Dickson Despommier
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. He focuses on long-term host-parasite associations, which have evolved to avoid or even subvert the human immune system. Some do great damage to their hosts, while others have signed a kind of?peace treaty" in exchange for their long lives within them. They also, Despommier shows as he discusses these organisms with the reader, practice clever survival strategies that doctors hope to mimic
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Despommier, Dickson D
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parasites
  • Host-parasite relationships
  • Parasitology
  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Host-Parasite Interactions
  • Parasites
  • Parasitology
  • SCIENCE
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Host-parasite relationships
  • Parasites
  • Parasitology
Label
People, Parasites, and Plowshares : Learning From Our Body's Most Terrifying Invaders, Dickson Despommier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. This New House: Trichinella spiralis; 2. Hooked on Parasites: Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus; 3. Houdini's Nefarious Cousins: The Trypanosomes, the Schistosomes, and the Lymphatic Filariae; 4. A Parasite for All Seasons: Toxoplasma gondii; 5. The Unholy Trinity: Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, and the Hookworms; 6. The Long and the Short of It: Tapeworms- Taenia saginata, Taenia solium, Diphyllobothrium latum, Echinococcus granulosus, and Echinococcus multilocularis
  • 7. All's Well That Ends Wells: Dracunculus medinensis8. Nature Has All the Answers. What's Your Question?; Glossary; Further Reading; Index
Control code
ocn853360205
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (241 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231161947
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt3cm87j
  • c15ca16e-8c87-45b2-8c6f-b2afeb3c0213
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)853360205
Label
People, Parasites, and Plowshares : Learning From Our Body's Most Terrifying Invaders, Dickson Despommier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. This New House: Trichinella spiralis; 2. Hooked on Parasites: Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus; 3. Houdini's Nefarious Cousins: The Trypanosomes, the Schistosomes, and the Lymphatic Filariae; 4. A Parasite for All Seasons: Toxoplasma gondii; 5. The Unholy Trinity: Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, and the Hookworms; 6. The Long and the Short of It: Tapeworms- Taenia saginata, Taenia solium, Diphyllobothrium latum, Echinococcus granulosus, and Echinococcus multilocularis
  • 7. All's Well That Ends Wells: Dracunculus medinensis8. Nature Has All the Answers. What's Your Question?; Glossary; Further Reading; Index
Control code
ocn853360205
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (241 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231161947
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt3cm87j
  • c15ca16e-8c87-45b2-8c6f-b2afeb3c0213
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)853360205

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