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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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
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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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McAuliffe, Kathleen
Dewey number
612.8
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WL 301
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nervous system
  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
Label
This is your brain on parasites : how tiny creatures manipulate our behavior and shape society, Kathleen McAuliffe
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An Eamon Dolan book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Before parasites were cool -- Hitching a ride -- Zombified -- Hypnotized -- Dangerous liaisons -- Gut feelings -- My microbes made me fat -- Healing instinct -- The forgotten emotion -- Parasites and prejudice -- Parasites and piety -- The geography of thought
Control code
ocn941714642
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
268 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780544192225
Lccn
2016002949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(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."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Before parasites were cool -- Hitching a ride -- Zombified -- Hypnotized -- Dangerous liaisons -- Gut feelings -- My microbes made me fat -- Healing instinct -- The forgotten emotion -- Parasites and prejudice -- Parasites and piety -- The geography of thought
Control code
ocn941714642
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
268 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780544192225
Lccn
2016002949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)941714642

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