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Parasite Rex

Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures

By Carl Zimmer
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Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures by Carl Zimmer

Parasite Rex offers an up-close-and-personal look at the fascinating and often misunderstood world of parasites. By introducing you to some of the great discoveries in parasitology, you’ll discover that parasites aren’t only important parts of our delicate ecosystem but also responsible for our own evolutionary complexity.

  • Anyone interested in the diversity of life on our planet
  • Anyone interested in evolutionary theory
  • Anyone who’s ever used the word “parasite” as an insult

Carl Zimmer is an author and columnist whose writings focus on the frontiers of biology. He has received many awards for his work in science writing and science journalism, and makes regular appearances as a speaker at universities, museums and festivals.

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