Despised Marvels of Deception and Adaptation

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Science  23 Mar 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5512, pp. 2321
DOI: 10.1126/science.1059877

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Parasite Rex Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures. Carl Zimmer. Free Press, New York, 2000. 320 pp. $26, C$38.50. ISBN 0-684-85638-7.

Rather than just consider "worms, protozoa, and other terrifying creatures," Zimmer offers general readers an appreciation of the complexities of parasite ecologies, life histories, and evolution.