The Art of Being a Parasite
The Art of Being a Parasite is an extensive collection of these and other wonderful and weird stories that illuminate the ecology and evolution of interactions between species. Claude Combes illustrates what it means to be a parasite by considering every stage of its interactions, from invading to reproducing and leaving the host. An accessible and engaging follow-up to Combes's Parasitism, this book will be of interest to both scholars and nonspecialists in the fields of biodiversity, natural history, ecology, public health, and evolution.
1. Arms Races
2. How Does One Become a Parasite?
3. The Profession of Parasite
4. The Profession of Host
5. The Profession of Mutualist
6. Alice and the Red Queen
7. Sexual Selection and Parasitism
8. Parasites in Space and Time
9. Emerging Diseases and the Future Arms Race