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
Title remainder
how tiny creatures manipulate our behavior and shape society
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen McAuliffe
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Author
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Language
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."--
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McAuliffe, Kathleen
Dewey number
612.8
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC346
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Nervous system
  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • SCIENCE
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • MEDICAL
  • Microbiology
  • Nervous system
  • Parasitology
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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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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn942611342
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780544193222
Lccn
2016009925
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1C849481-B871-49CB-A310-2BB005B8C9FC
System control number
(OCoLC)942611342
Label
This is your brain on parasites : how tiny creatures manipulate our behavior and shape society, Kathleen McAuliffe
Link
Publication
Note
"An Eamon Dolan book."
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn942611342
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780544193222
Lccn
2016009925
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1C849481-B871-49CB-A310-2BB005B8C9FC
System control number
(OCoLC)942611342

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