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The Resource Riddled with life : friendly worms, ladybug sex, and the parasites that make us who we are, Marlene Zuk

Riddled with life : friendly worms, ladybug sex, and the parasites that make us who we are, Marlene Zuk

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Riddled with life : friendly worms, ladybug sex, and the parasites that make us who we are
Title
Riddled with life
Title remainder
friendly worms, ladybug sex, and the parasites that make us who we are
Statement of responsibility
Marlene Zuk
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
According to evolutionary biologist Zuk, germs and disease don't deserve their bad rep. Drawing on recent research and her own studies, she explains why disease is mankind's best friend, indeed the key that jump-started the entire evolutionary explosion. Along the way, she answers questions many of us dare not ask, such as: Why don't male birds have penises? Why are we attracted to our mates? Zuk also describes the function of STDs and explains why women live longer than men. Her wide-ranging sampling of stories from the natural will appeal to everyone who enjoys popular science.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Dewey number
616.07
Index
index present
LC call number
RB112
LC item number
.Z85 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2007 F-860
  • QZ 40
NLM item number
Z94r 2007
Label
Riddled with life : friendly worms, ladybug sex, and the parasites that make us who we are, Marlene Zuk
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0620/2006028642.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why doctors need Darwin -- Friendly worms and the price of victory -- Not such a bad case -- The race with sex that's never won -- When sex makes you sick -- The sicker sex -- Parasites and picking the perfect partner -- When how you feel is how you look -- Taking care -- Bad but not weird: the real emerging diseases -- Who's in charge here, anyway?
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9780156034685
Lccn
2006028642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocm71233150
Label
Riddled with life : friendly worms, ladybug sex, and the parasites that make us who we are, Marlene Zuk
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0620/2006028642.html
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why doctors need Darwin -- Friendly worms and the price of victory -- Not such a bad case -- The race with sex that's never won -- When sex makes you sick -- The sicker sex -- Parasites and picking the perfect partner -- When how you feel is how you look -- Taking care -- Bad but not weird: the real emerging diseases -- Who's in charge here, anyway?
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9780156034685
Lccn
2006028642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocm71233150

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