Parasitology and Vector Biology, Second Edition

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Parasitology and Vector Biology, Second Edition, is a comprehensive introduction to human and animal parasitology. It provides basic information on the biologies of such agents as protists, worms, and arthropods, but it also emphasizes how control programs can be structured in a sociological, political, and economic milieu. Students and researchers alike will appreciate the added coverage of the molecular aspects of parasitology in this new edition.


* Includes more than 400 photos and drawings
* Contains sidebars that discuss various aspects of parasitic disease
* Discusses the real-world control of parasitic diseases, within biological, social, and economic contexts
* Offers an expanded discussion of vector biology
* Includes an extensive glossary
* Consistent, logical organization allows the student ready access to important material

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Among the six diseases considered by the World Health Organization to have the greatest impact on human health, five are parasitic and all five are vector borne. Despite great advances in knowledge of these diseases, control remains elusive. Large numbers of other parasitic agents threaten human and companion animal health as well. Parasitic agents are generally considered to be protists, worms, and arthropods. These organisms are of great importance to human and animal health. This book provides basic information on the biologies of these kinds of agents, but emphasizes how control programs can be structured in a sociological, political, and economic milieu.
Unique to Parasitology and Vector Biologyis an emphasis on the control of parasitic and vector borne diseases that impinge on human welfare. This text is not encyclopedic; key examples are taken from a variety of hosts including mankind, companion animals, food animals, and certain species of wildlife. This book places parasitology in a "real world context" in modern college courses, following the new emphasis in colleges today.

About the Author:

William C. Marquardt is Emeritus Professor of Zoology at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, where he has been affiliated since 1966. Professor Marquardt received his Ph.d. from the University of Illinois, Urbana in 1954. He was a member of the Center of Zoonoses Research at the Unversity of Illinois from 1962-66 and Associate Director of the Arthropod-Borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory at Colorado State University from 1987 to 1995. His publications include approximately 75 refereed papers in periodicals, four books, as well as book reviews and chapters.

Richard S. Demaree received his Ph.D. from Colorado State University in 1969. Since 1972, he has been Professor of Zoology as well as Coordinator of the Electron Microscopy Programs at California State University, Chico. His publications include two books and approximately 40 refereed papers in academic journals.

Robert Grieve received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1978. From 1987-96 he was Professor of Parasitology at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins. Since 1993, he has been Director of Research at Heska Corporation, Fort Collins, Colorado. His publications include one book, several book chapters, and approximately 80 refereed papers in academic journals.

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