Parasitology: A Conceptual Approach

1st Edition

Eric S Loker, Bruce Hofkin

Garland Science
Published March 2, 2015
Textbook - 550 Pages - 350 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9780815344735 - CAT# Y120562

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  • Conceptual organization brings parasitology teaching in line with current thinking and research 
  • Rogues’ Gallery will make taxonomically oriented instructors comfortable using the book and provide an invaluable revision/review aid for students
  • Text boxes with further information
  • End-of-Chapter questions with answer guidance on line
  • Instructor manual


Parasitology: A Conceptual Approach is a new textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students which focuses on concepts and principles without neglecting important aspects of a traditional, taxonomically based approach to parasitology. Concentrating on concepts enables readers to gain a broader perspective that will increase their ability to think critically about various parasitic associations. The interfaces between the study of parasitism and prominent biological disciplines such as biodiversity, immunology, ecology, evolution, conservation biology, and disease control are highlighted. End-of-chapter questions are provided, as is an Instructor Manual.

Information on individual parasites is expertly summarized in a concise appendix called the Rogues’ Gallery. This appendix is organized taxonomically and includes details on taxonomy, life cycle, associated pathology, treatment, and control. Species included in the Rogues’ Gallery are highlighted in red throughout the main text.


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