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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."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
Z27
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC346
LC item number
.M36 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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."
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016
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
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First Mariner books edition.
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9780544947252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)989072917
Label
This is your brain on parasites : how tiny creatures manipulate our behavior and shape society, Kathleen McAuliffe
Publication
Note
  • "An Eamon Dolan book."
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016
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
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First Mariner books edition.
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9780544947252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)989072917

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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