“Parasitic diseases continue to plague humans,” he reminds readers, “and the more they can understand about the life cycles of parasites, the better their chance in not acquiring parasitic diseases.”
Breckenridge, Colo. (PRWEB) January 29, 2014
In his book “Worms, Wonders and Woes” (published by AuthorHouse), which is beginning a new marketing campaign this year, author Elmer W. Koneman traces 10 life cycles of parasites in parallel with human “hero journeys” as described by Joseph Campbell.
For example, the adventures of Captain Nemo, of the Nautilus, are paralleled with the journey of the water parasite Schistosoma haemotobium, who Koneman calls “Captain Hemo.” Another tale is of the escapades of the North Pole explorers and polar bears, documenting their battle with Trichinella spiralis, the parasite causing trichinosis in both bears and humans. The book points out that any “woes” caused by parasites are usually due to human neglect.
An excerpt from “Worms, Wonders and Woes”:
“Maintaining a balance in nature will be contingent primarily on how persistent humans remain in search of new ways to interrupt the transmission of parasites, holding them at bay in their time-honored niches in nature, and how well self-discipline is exercised by humans to protect themselves against the new modes of infection that parasites will continue to ‘invent.’”
While entertaining, Koneman’s book is also educational and, arguably, needful. “Parasitic diseases continue to plague humans,” he reminds readers, “and the more they can understand about the life cycles of parasites, the better their chance in not acquiring parasitic diseases.”
“Worms, Wonders and Woes”
By Elmer W. Koneman
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 244 pages | ISBN 9781425928810
E-Book | 244 pages | ISBN 9781467075565
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Elmer W. Koneman is a pathologist and sub-specialist in microbiology and infectious diseases, with a long-time interest in the animal parasites that infect humans. Retired, he has been in pathology and laboratory medicine practice in Billings, Mont., Houston, Denver and Chicago. Koneman has presented more than 1,000 workshops and seminars sponsored by professional societies and educational organizations, largely focused on infectious diseases caused by bacteria, fungi and animal parasites. In addition to “Worms, Wonders, and Woes,” he has authored a similar microbial fantasy, "The Other End of the Microscope – The Bacteria Tell Their Own Story."
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