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The Resource This is your brain on parasites : how tiny creatures manipulate our behavior and shape society, Kathleen McAuliffe

This is your brain on parasites : how tiny creatures manipulate our behavior and shape society, Kathleen McAuliffe

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This is your brain on parasites : how tiny creatures manipulate our behavior and shape society
Title
This is your brain on parasites
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how tiny creatures manipulate our behavior and shape society
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Kathleen McAuliffe
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eng
Summary
"Based on a wildly popular Atlantic article: an astonishing investigation into the world of microbes, and the myriad ways they control how other creatures -- including humans -- act, feel, and think As we are now discovering, parasites -- microbes that cannot thrive and reproduce without another organism as a host -- are shockingly sophisticated and extraordinarily powerful. In fact, a plethora of parasites affect our behavior in ways we have barely begun to understand. In this mind-bending book, McAuliffe reveals the eons-old war between parasites and other creatures that is playing out in our very own bodies. And more surprising still, she uncovers the decisive role that parasites may have played in the rise and demise of entire civilizations. Our obsession with cleanliness and our experience of disgust are both evolutionary tools for avoiding infection, but they evolved differently for different populations. Political, social, and religious differences among societies may be caused, in part, by the different parasites that prey on us. In the tradition of Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel and Neil Shubin's Your Inner Fish, This Is Your Brain on Parasites is both a journey into cutting-edge science and a revelatory examination of what it means to be human. "--
Summary
An expansion of a popular "Atlantic" article investigates the world of microbes and the myriad ways they control how other creatures--including humans--act, feel, and think
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10494682
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McAuliffe, Kathleen
Dewey number
612.8
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Nervous system
  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Schizophrenia
  • MEDICAL / Microbiology
  • Microbiology
  • Nervous system
  • Parasitology
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adult
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how tiny creatures manipulate our behavior and shape society
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This is your brain on parasites : how tiny creatures manipulate our behavior and shape society, Kathleen McAuliffe
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"An Eamon Dolan book."
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text
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  • txt
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Control code
ocn941714642
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780544192225
Lccn
2016002949
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)941714642
Label
This is your brain on parasites : how tiny creatures manipulate our behavior and shape society, Kathleen McAuliffe
Publication
Note
"An Eamon Dolan book."
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn941714642
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780544192225
Lccn
2016002949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)941714642

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