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Fearsome Fauna

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Publisher Comments:

Hypochondriacs beware-- would you believe the nastiest creatures in the known universe live inside our bodies? Not content to just find a home and produce offspring in our internal space, parasites will drink our blood, eat our cells, and infest our muscles. There is very little that can be said in their favor, with perhaps one exception-- they are truly fascinating!

Fearsome Fauna is a wickedly amusing and startlingly informative look into the secret world of these fascinating creatures. Perhaps the greatest biological success story of all time (there are more kinds of parasites than insects), parasites have found homes in the vast majority of people on earth and have learned to live in their environment without destroying it (usually). For readers who would like to meet these hardworking beasts-- or learn how to avoid them-- Fearsome Fauna tells you everything you always wanted to know about parasites but were too disgusted or terrified to ask.

Synopsis:

Hypochondriacs beware! Would you believe the nastiest creatures in the known universe live inside our bodies.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 117-118) and index.

About the Author

Roger M. Knutson is professor emeritus of biology at Luther College in Iowa. He is author of the now-classic Flattened Fauna: A Field Guide to Common Animals of Roads, Streets, and Highways and Furtive Fauna: A Field Guide to the Creatures Who Live on You.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780716733867
Subtitle:
A Field Guide to the Creatures That Live in You
Author:
Knutson, Roger M.
Author:
Knutson, Roger M.
Publisher:
W. H. Freeman
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Microbiology
Subject:
Parasitology
Subject:
Parasitic diseases
Subject:
Parasites
Subject:
Parasitic diseases -- Popular works.
Subject:
Parasites -- Popular works.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - Microbiology
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19990426
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
124
Dimensions:
8.01x4.52x.37 in. .30 lbs.

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