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The Parasite

Author : Michel Serres
ISBN : 9781452942629
Genre : Philosophy
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Influential philosopher Michel Serres’s foundational work uses fable to explore how human relations are identical to that of the parasite to the host body. Among Serres’s arguments is that by being pests, minor groups can become major players in public dialogue—creating diversity and complexity vital to human life and thought.
Category: Philosophy

The Mask Of The Parasite

Author : Cynthia Damon
ISBN : 0472107607
Genre : History
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A much-needed cultural study of parasitic people in Roman drama, politics, and society
Category: History

The Parasite

Author : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN : 9781312184787
Genre : Fiction
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote more than mysteries and historical novels. Doyle's supernatural literature varied from Jamesian ghost stories to Lovecraftian cosmic horror and disturbing psychological thrillers, and included the introduction of a new type of monster, the reanimated Egyptian mummy. Written in about the same decade as the Sherlock Holmes series, they will convince you that Arthur Conan Doyle was a master of more than just the detective story. In this volume you will find a complete collection of his supernatural short stories.
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The Parasite

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ISBN : NYPL:33433074948534
Genre : English fiction
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The Parasite Stress Theory Of Values And Sociality

Author : Randy Thornhill
ISBN : 9783319080406
Genre : Science
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This book develops and tests an ecological and evolutionary theory of the causes of human values—the core beliefs that guide people’s cognition and behavior—and their variation across time and space around the world. We call this theory the parasite-stress theory of values or the parasite-stress theory of sociality. The evidence we present in our book indicates that both a wide span of human affairs and major aspects of human cultural diversity can be understood in light of variable parasite (infectious disease) stress and the range of value systems evoked by variable parasite stress. The same evidence supports the hypothesis that people have psychological adaptations that function to adopt values dependent upon local infectious-disease adversity. The authors have identified key variables, variation in infectious disease adversity and in the core values it evokes, for understanding these topics and in novel and encompassing ways. Although the human species is the focus in the book, evidence presented in the book shows that the parasite-stress theory of sociality informs other topics in ecology and evolutionary biology such as variable family organization and speciation processes and biological diversity in general in non-human animals.
Category: Science

The Parasite

Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN : 9783734097478
Genre : Fiction
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Reproduction of the original: The Parasite by Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Parasite

Author : Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir
ISBN : 9781427055286
Genre : Fiction
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The Parasite Person

Author : Celia Fremlin
ISBN : 9780571312870
Genre : Fiction
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'A truly funny, sharp comedy that is packaged inside a psychological thriller.' Spectator 'A delightful and masterly achievement.' Financial Times Celia Fremlin's twelfth novel, originally published in 1982, tells the tale of Martin Lockwood, a man stuck between a wife and a mistress and frustrated by his faltering doctoral thesis on depression. Then he encounters Ruth Ledbetter, a smart, unbalanced, potentially dangerous young woman who soon insinuates herself into Martin's life, his home - and his PhD. 'Britain's equivalent to Patricia Highsmith, Celia Fremlin wrote psychological thrillers that changed the landscape of crime fiction for ever: her novels are domestic, subtle, penetrating - and quite horribly chilling.' Andrew Taylor 'Celia Fremlin is an astonishing writer, who explores that nightmare country where brain, mind and self battle to establish the truth. She illuminates her dark world with acute perception and great wit.' Natasha Cooper
Category: Fiction

The Parasite War

Author : Tim Sullivan
ISBN : 9781497632653
Genre : Fiction
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A combat veteran leads a ragtag group of survivors in an all‐out war against invading aliens! The world’s cities have been destroyed by a ghastly holocaust from space. The few remaining souls eke out an existence in the ruins, ransacking skyscrapers for food and living in the city’s sewers like vermin. Alex Ward, a man who has lost everything, and a beautiful woman named Jo unite the survivors to battle the slithering menace of the Colloids, parasites whose seed has drifted through space for millions of years in search of the perfect world for their depredations—Earth. When Alex and Jo discover the Colloids’ ultimate biological purpose, the motley band of guerrillas is put to the test in a monstrous battle for the future of mankind.
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