What's eating you? Parasites: the inside story

Davies, N (2007) What's eating you? Parasites: the inside story. Walker Books. ISBN 978-0-7636-3460-5

Item Type: Book

'What's Eating You?' is a narrative non fiction for children aged 8-12, about parasites. Parasites are mentioned in other biology and health education texts for children, but this is the first work to present parasites as a group, and to explain their ecological and evolutionary significance. Parasitology has been a neglected discipline, but recently there has been a resurgence of interest in the field and a recognition of its significance to the evolution of biodiversity and importance in the control of diseases. So 'What's Eating You?' offers readers important insights into these globally significant issues. Much of the information 'What's Eating You' is at the forefront of scientific research. This offers readers an important understanding of how science works, by asking questions that are currently without answers. It is the third book in the series begun by 'Poo, A Natural History Of The Unmentionable', and continued by 'Extreme Animals The Toughest Creatures on Earth (Walker Books 2006) It builds on their narrative style and innovative integration of text and illustration, and creates a foundation for further titles, presenting scientific knowledge and research, in a strong narrative framework. (The next title in the series will be on the biology of size.)

Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2012 04:45
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 19:32
URI / Page ID: https://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/75
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