Little Monsters

Little Monsters : The Creatures That Live on Us and in Us

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Award winner Albert Marrin answers the question: "What's eating you?" - literally From nonfiction master Albert Marrin, here is the shocking story of the longest running war of all time: man versus parasite. From fleas, ticks, lice, and bedbugs to worms, mites, leeches, and maggots, Marrin explains what parasites are, how they invade our bodies, and their effects for good or ill. At their best, parasites have saved limbs and lives; at their worst, they've been responsible for the deaths of billions of people and altered the course of human history. With photographs and illustrations throughout, this exploration of the hidden world exposes the creatures responsible for making our skin crawl - since the beginning of time.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 154 pages
  • 185.42 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 521.63g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • E P Dutton & Co Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1
  • 0525422625
  • 9780525422624

About Albert Marrin

Albert Marrin is a much-decorated historian and writer whose most recent book, Terror of the Spanish Main, was called "addictive reading" in The Horn Book. He lives in Riverdale, New York.show more

Review quote

"There's a definite ick factor at work, but even squeamish readers should appreciate the clear, balanced approach to exploring some of our more unpleasant cohabiters."--Publishers Weekly The impact of fleas, ticks, lice, bedbugs, worms, mites, leeches, and maggots is scientifically addressed. This is a balanced presentation of both the good and bad effects of these parasites, and the human efforts to combat the latter."--Children's Literatureshow more

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