Parasite Rex

Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures

Ranked #8 in Parasitology, Ranked #27 in Microbiologysee more rankings.

For centuries, parasites have lived in nightmares, horror stories, and in the darkest shadows of science. Now award-winning writer Carl Zimmer takes us on a fantastic voyage into the secret parasite universe we actually live in but haven't recognized. He reveals not only that parasites are the most successful life-forms on Earth, but that they triggered the development of sex, shape ecosystems, and have driven the engine of evolution.

In mapping the parasite universe, Zimmer makes the astonishing observation that most species are parasites, and that almost every animal,...


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