Now the retired biology professor and researcher from Hofstra University on Long Island, New York, has a new book, What's Eating You? I read this book for the first time when I was eleven, and have faithfully reread it every year since. Evolution can be defined as a series of processes that lead to more and more successful adaptations of a species to its environment. His storytelling approach entices nonscientists to venture into the world of parasites and appreciate their importance. A pair of long, skinny appendages projects frontward, revealing this streetside delicacy. It is not for me to defy such a philosophy.
This feels like a memoir of sorts, a collection of i For some reason, I thought this book would be funnier. There's a chance that they'll be much funnier and more interesting when read rather than listened-to. What's more, he has an almost comical knack of contracting every parasitic infection going, which serves to bring his stories to life all the more vividly. Kaplan describes the bizarre, frightening, and even disgusting ways of parasites in entertaining language. It was educational, a blend of entertaining humor and revulsion without being crass.
The corals get another benefit as well: the extra energy provided by their zooxanthellae makes it possible for the corals to extract calcium carbonate from the water to manufacture their famed chalklike skeletons. Eugene Kaplan recounts the true and harrowing tales of his adventures with parasites, and in the process introduces readers to the intimately interwoven lives of host and parasite. For the strong of heart--and stomach. This is excluding the hundred times I've already read it. Mayberry, University of Texas, El Paso Preface: Personal Parasites ix Acknowledgments xi Apologia xiii On the Sacredness of Life xv Introduction.
This book is not for them. An Encounter with Jordan Rose 3. Informative, frequently lurid, and hugely entertaining, this beautifully illustrated book is a must-read for health-conscious travelers, and anyone who has ever wondered if they picked up a tapeworm from that last sushi dinner. Every day, precisely at teatime, a tiny worm would swim across his cornea, visible to his guests. This is the high quality read I was looking for in The Wild Life of Our Bodies. It is told that the famous German pathologist Theodor Bilharz placed some cercariae the infective form of schistosomiasis on his stomach and took notes as they burrowed through his skin, eventually to lodge in his liver and lower mesenteric veins.
The larva are expelled in feces or otherwise passed to the real host, such as humans, where the larva become adults. This is one of my favorite reads, and besides having dreams of leeches, vomiting roundworms, and a bulbous tapeworm forcing its way into m Parasites have both fascinated and revolted me since i learned about them in fourth grade. It is unnatural to make believe one is dealing with life if death is a model. In the end this book is not going to help you pass any Biology exams, but if you're looking for a quirky entertaining and still educating read, try this one! My thanks to Professor Paul Billeter for reading sections of the manuscript. If one animal receives shelter from another, the interaction might be commensalism one partner benefits while not harming the other. I do not feel that I should have deliberately infected myself to enhance my teaching skills. The remora clings to the belly of the shark and feeds on the scraps of its meal.
How do bird brood parasites figure out what nests to lay their eggs in? They're also fascinating, but I expected this to focus more on things that prey on humans. This parasite is found in Egypt and the disease it causes is named after him, bilharziasis bilharzia. Eugene Kaplan recounts the true and harrowing tales of his adventures with parasites, and in the process introduces readers to the intimately interwoven lives of host and parasite. I must see a doctor very soon! Since then, I ave done extensive research and this book has been key. Kaplan tells stories about leeches feasting on soldiers in Vietnam; sea cucumbers with teeth in their anuses that seem to encourage the entry of symbiotic fish; the habits of parasites that cause dysentery, river blindness, and other horrifying diseases--and much, much more. I love reading about tropical medicine, diseases I don't have, and lurid details of medical tragedies.
His colourful descriptions of their biology and life cycle are bolstered by evolutionary explanations. Wise wife participated in many of the adventures described herein. His storytelling approach entices nonscientists to venture into the world of parasites and appreciate their importance. Somehow, Kaplan manages to make the subject of parasites living in humans not just frightening though, at times, it was unavoidable but simply engrossing. Symbiosis living together has three major categories—mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism. I had mentioned in my title that the style was a bit odd. Both the author and the writer seemed to be truly passionate about the topic of parasites and I loved that style.
We use no more than eight seagulls and sixteen mice each year. I actually listened to the audiobook version but I have ordered the hardcover from the library because I understand from reviews that the pictures are worth looking at. Parasites are gross and can do some gross sh! I wish the book were more serious or scholarly. This is gonzo parasitology writing at its finest. Eugene Kaplan recounts the true and harrowing tales of his adventures with parasites, and in the process introduces readers to the intimately interwoven lives of host and parasite.