Parasites and Infectious Disease
Discovery by Serendipity and Otherwise
By (author) Gerald W. Esch
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Parasites and Infectious Disease by Gerald W. Esch
Book DescriptionThis series of entertaining essays provides a unique insight into some of the key discoveries that have shaped the field of parasitology. Based on interviews with 18 of the world's leading parasitologists and epidemiologists, the stories of their contributions to discovery in contemporary parasitology and infectious disease biology are told. Taken together, the essays provide a historical account of the development of the field, serving as a bridge between these discoveries and current research. The book provides a real insight into the thought processes and approaches taken in generating break through scientific discoveries, ranging from immunology to ecology and from malaria and trypanosomiasis to schistosomiasis and Lyme disease. This engaging and lively introduction to discovery in parasitology will be of interest to all those currently working in the field and will also serve to set the scene for future generations of parasitologists.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521858823
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gerald W. Esch
Century of Parasitology, Hardback (March 2016)
Reviews key areas in ecological, medical and molecular parasitology * Features essays from some of the world's leading parasitologists * Each topic is set in context by featuring a key paper from the Journal of Paraistology over the past 100 years .
Ecological Parasitology, Hardback (December 2015)
Professor Gerald Esch has already published two books in what is becoming an informal series of essays exploring the way that discoveries about the biology of parasites have influenced ecological and evolutionary theories over a career that has spanned nearly 50 years.
Parasitism, Paperback (December 2013)
Synthesizes the latest developments in the ecology and evolution of animal parasites for a new generation of parasitologists.
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Engaging introduction to the key discoveries that have shaped the field of parasitology.
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Author Biography - Gerald W. Esch
Gerald W. Esch is Charles M. Allen Professor of Biology at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. He is editor of the Journal of Parasitology, the author of Parasites, People and Places: Essays on Field Parasitology (2004) and co-author of the textbook Parasitism (2001). He is a recipient of the Louis T. Benezet Distinguished Alumnus Award from his undergraduate alma mater, Colorado College, in 1992, and of the Clark P. Read Mentor Award from the American Society of Parasitologists in 1999.
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