Book of the Week: People, Parasites, and Plowshares, by Dickson D. Despommier

“There’s a lot to learn from a tapeworm…. Drawing on his long career as a parasitologist, Dickson D. Despommier explores the lessons we can gain from our passengers, creating a fascinating tour of the parasitic world.” — Carl Zimmer

People, Parasites, and Plowshares: Learning From Our Body's Most Terrifying Invaders

Dickson D. Despommier’s vivid, visceral account of the biology, behavior, and history of parasites follows the interplay between these fascinating life forms and human society over thousands of years.

Throughout the week, we will be featuring People, Parasites, and Plowshares: Learning From Our Body’s Most Terrifying Invaders.

We are also offering a FREE copy of the book to a lucky winner.

To enter our Book Giveaway, simply e-mail pl2164@columbia.edu with your name and preferred mailing address. We will randomly select one winner on August 2 at 1:00 pm. Good luck, and spread the word!

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