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Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures Paperback – 10 Oct 2001

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd; New Ed edition (10 Oct. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 074320011X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743200110
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.3 x 21.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,207 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Susan Adams

"Forbes"

Zimmer is such an accomplished, vivid writer that he is able to weave these revolting beasts into an engrossing story that you will read to the last page.



Kevin Padian

"The New York Times"

With "Parasite Rex," Zimmer proves himself as fine a science essayist as we have.



Michael Harris

"Los Angeles Times"

A model of liveliness and clarity...a book capable of changing how we see the world.



Mark Ridley

"The New Scientist"

A nonstop delight...Zimmer is a colorful writer, and takes full advantage of the macabre natural history of parasites.



Christopher Wills author of "Yellow Fever, Black Goddess" Bacteria and viruses have received all the press when it comes to plagues. In this vividly written book, Carl Zimmer explores the complex world of worms, protozoa and other terrifying creatures that pose an equally great public health threat around the world. These organisms are even more subtle and challenging enemies, and Zimmer provides an excellent introduction to them.

Deborah Gordon Stanford University, author of "Ants at Work" This is an excellent book. Zimmer uses vivid, fast-paced stories to show how parasites transform lives and alter the course of evolution.

Paul Hoffman author of "The Man Who Loved Only Numbers" Carl Zimmer is one of the finest, most engaging science journalists today. He has demonstrated once again his ability to present scientific concepts in arresting, understandable prose.

Henry Gee Senior Editor at "Nature" and author of "In Search of Deep Time" As Zimmer shows, parasites are the real drivers of evolution: we live at best only arm's length from the unseen creatures that control our lives. Zimmer loves his subject, and his treatment is gentle rather than sensational: the understatement only heightens the horror. Read "Parasite Rex" and shudder -- your dinner-party conversations will never be the same again.

Mark Ridley "The New Scientist" A nonstop delight...Zimmer is a colorful writer, and takes full advantage of the macabre natural history of parasites.

Susan Adams "Forbes" Zimmer is such an accomplished, vivid writer that he is able to weave these revolting beasts into an engrossing story that you will read to the last page.

Kevin Padian "The New York Times" With "Parasite Rex, " Zimmer proves himself as fine a science essayist as we have.

Michael Harris "Los Angeles Times" A model of liveliness and clarity...a book capable of changing how we see the world.

Michael Harris"Los Angeles Times"A model of liveliness and clarity...a book capable of changing how we see the world.

Kevin Padian"The New York Times"With "Parasite Rex, " Zimmer proves himself as fine a science essayist as we have.

Mark Ridley"The New Scientist"A nonstop delight...Zimmer is a colorful writer, and takes full advantage of the macabre natural history of parasites.

Susan Adams"Forbes"Zimmer is such an accomplished, vivid writer that he is able to weave these revolting beasts into an engrossing story that you will read to the last page.

Michael Harris Los Angeles Times A model of liveliness and clarity...a book capable of changing how we see the world.

Kevin Padian The New York Times With Parasite Rex, Zimmer proves himself as fine a science essayist as we have.

Mark Ridley The New Scientist A nonstop delight...Zimmer is a colorful writer, and takes full advantage of the macabre natural history of parasites.

Susan Adams Forbes Zimmer is such an accomplished, vivid writer that he is able to weave these revolting beasts into an engrossing story that you will read to the last page.

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The bizarre and ghoulishly fascinating world of parasites, revealed by the acclaimed author of Evolution. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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