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This Is Your Brain on Parasites
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

This Is Your Brain on Parasites

A riveting investigation of the myriad ways that parasites control how other creatures—including humans—think, feel, and act. These tiny organisms can only live inside another animal, and as McAuliffe reveals, they have many evolutionary motives for manipulating their host’s behavior. Far more often than appreciated, these puppeteers orchestrate the interplay between predator and prey. With astonishing precision, parasites can coax rats to approach cats, spiders to transform the patterns of their webs, and fish to draw the attention of birds that then swoop down to feast on them. We humans are hardly immune to the profound influence of parasites. Organisms we pick up from our own pets ...

This Is Your Brain on Parasites
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

This Is Your Brain on Parasites

A riveting investigation of the myriad ways that parasites control how creatures including humans act, feel, and think"

This Is Your Brain on Parasites
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

This Is Your Brain on Parasites

Based on her hugely popular"Atlantic"article, science writer Kathleen McAuliffe reveals the myriad ways parasites control how humans act, feel, and think."

Life for sale
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 243

Life for sale

Examines the scientific and ethical ramifications of genetic research, particularly the development of recombinant DNA, discussing the future biotechnological revolution and its effects on medicine, industry, science, economics, and more

The Best American Science Writing 2010
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 368

The Best American Science Writing 2010

Edited by New York Times bestselling author Jerome Groopman, The Best American Science Writing 2010 collects in one volume the most crucial, thought-provoking, and engaging science writing of the year. Distinguished by new and impressive voices as well as some of the foremost names in science writing—David Dobbs, Elizabeth Kolbert, and Larissa MacFarquhar among them—this eleventh edition features outstanding journalism from a wide variety of publications, providing a comprehensive overview of the year’s most compelling, relevant, and exciting developments in the world of science. Provocative and engaging, The Best American Science Writing 2010 reveals just how far science has brought us—and where it is headed next.

This Is Your Brain on Parasites
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

This Is Your Brain on Parasites

A riveting investigation of the myriad ways that parasites control how other creatures—including humans—think, feel, and act. These tiny organisms can only live inside another animal, and as McAuliffe reveals, they have many evolutionary motives for manipulating their host’s behavior. Far more often than appreciated, these puppeteers orchestrate the interplay between predator and prey. With astonishing precision, parasites can coax rats to approach cats, spiders to transform the patterns of their webs, and fish to draw the attention of birds that then swoop down to feast on them. We humans are hardly immune to the profound influence of parasites. Organisms we pick up from our own pets ...

A Journal for Christa
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 215

A Journal for Christa

The biography of Christa McAuliffe--the eldest child of a close Catholic Massachusetts family and a dedicated Girl Scout who came of age in the turbulent sixties and early seventies and became a schoolteacher and a mother. She was little known beyond her personal circle until selected by NASA to be the first civilian sent on a space mission as the "Teacher in Space."

Bloodland
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 341

Bloodland

Journalist Dennis McAuliffe, Jr. opens old family wounds and ultimately exposes a widespread murder conspiracy and shameful episode in American history.

New Scientist
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 64

New Scientist

  • Type: Magazine
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  • Published: 1981-12-17
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  • Publisher: Unknown

New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

People, Parasites, and Plowshares
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 208

People, Parasites, and Plowshares

An account of the biology, behavior, and history of parasites, following the interplay between these fascinating life forms and human society over thousands of years. Despommier focuses on long-term host-parasite associations, which have evolved to avoid or even subvert the human immune system.