Life Lessons from a Parasite: What Tapeworms, Flukes, Lice, and Roundworms Can Teach Us about Humanity's Most Difficult Problems

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Product Details
Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Sourcebooks
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.25 X 0.52 inches | 0.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781728292526

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About the Author

Prize-winning scientist and teacher John Janovy, Jr., PhD, is emeritus professor of biology at the University of Nebraska and lives in Lincoln.

Reviews
"This book, a love song to research scientists, is written with the hope that we ordinary humans can learn from their work. Janovy implores his readers to base their conclusions on evidence, rather than being swayed by the many infectious and false ideas in our culture. He stresses that successful organisms adapt to, rather than deny, a changing reality. And he stresses the uniqueness of every organism, no matter how small. Most of all he shows us the complexity and beauty of parasites. After reading this book, I'll never look at mosquitos in the same way again." -- Dr. Mary Pipher, author of Letters to a Young Therapist
"In nature, as in society, the parasites outnumber the hosts. John Janovy Jr. offers the parasites' view of this situation. The result is smart, funny, and all too revealing." -- Elizabeth Kolbert, staff writer for The New Yorker and New York Times bestselling author of The Sixth Extinction