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The Last Human: A Guide to Twenty-Two Species of Extinct Humans

This book tells the story of human evolution, the epic of Homo sapiens and its colorful precursors and relatives. The story begins in Africa, six to seven million years ago, and encompasses twenty known human species, of which Homo sapiens is the sole survivor. Illustrated with spectacular, three-dimensional scientific reconstructions portrayed in their natural habitat developed by a team of physical anthropologists at the American Museum of Natural History and in concert with experts from around the world, the book is both a guide to extinct human species and an astonishing hominid family photo album…

Submitted:Feb 27, 2012
Author:G. J. Sawyer
Brand:Yale University Press
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Category:Anatomy
Average rating: 4.7 / 22 (22 reviews)
5 diggs • 0 comments • Feb 27, 2012

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Parasite Rex

IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE parasites control the minds of their hosts, sending them to their destruction.

IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE parasites are masters of chemical warfare and camouflage, able to cloak themselves with their hosts' own molecules.

IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE parasites steer the course of evolution, where the majority of species are parasites.

WELCOME TO EARTH.

For centuries, parasites have lived in nightmares, horror stories, and in the darkest shadows of science. Yet these creatures are among the world's most successful and sophisticated organisms…

Submitted:Dec 3, 2006
Author:Carl Zimmer
Brand:Free Press
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Category:Entomology
Average rating: 4.7 / 65 (65 reviews)
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Amazing Book - Parasites that literally take over the brains of animals!

If you liked the video of the fungus that can take over an ant's brain, this book is full of such stories. Toxoplasma makes infected rats fearless, thus more likely to be eaten by cats, who will then pick up the microbe. Screwworms can render the least scratch fatal, causing their hosts (monkeys) to stay safe, thus preserving the parasite as well.

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