Parasites, People, and Places: Essays on Field Parasitology

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Februar 2004



Professor Gerald W. Esch, one of the world's leading ecological parasitologists, presents a series of essays on classic examples of field parasitology. The essays focus on the significance of the work and its contribution to the field but also on the people and, particularly, the sites at which the work took place. Taken together, they represent a beautifully written account of the development of an entire field of scientific endeavor spanning a period of 50 years or more. While the essays are not meant to be academic in a scientific sense, they contain a great deal of science. The book will be of great value to all parasitologists and ecologists, but also to anyone interested in how biological field work is carried out and how it contributes to greater understanding of the natural world.


Acknowledgments; Preface; Prologue; 1. From Elbing, Kansas to Elblag, Poland; 2. Slapton Ley, and other matters British; 3. Ecological studies in Charlie's pond: a 'stream of conciousness'; 4. Douglas Lake: early field parasitology in North America; 5. A day in the life of a field parasitology student, 'Janovy style'; 6. The Canadians; 7. The importance of field parasitology in the global assault on human parasitic disease; 8. Where are we now, and where are we going?; Index.


Gerald Esch is one of the world's leading ecological parasitologists. He is the Editor of the Journal of Parasitology and has over 30 yrs of teaching and research experience.


'... stimulating throughout, exciting in places, thought provoking, and with some fascinating insights. Recommended.' James C. Chubb, University of Liverpool, , Parasitology
EAN: 9780521894579
ISBN: 0521894573
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2004
Seitenanzahl: 235 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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