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Zombie Makers

True Stories of Nature's Undead
Johnson, Rebecca L. (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Most dead people cannot come back to life. But there are things that can take over the bodies and brains of innocent creatures. Meet nature's zombie makers--including a fly-enslaving fungus, a suicide worm, and a cockroach-taming wasp.
Authors: Johnson, Rebecca L.
Title: Zombie makers
true stories of nature's undead
Publisher: Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, c2013
Characteristics: 48 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Rebecca L. Johnson
Contents: Prologue: Are They Real?
A Fungus among Us
The Worms Crawl In, the Worms Crawl Out
Can We Eat the Babysitter?
Going Viral
Try Me, You'll Like Me
Epilogue: How Do Zombie Makers Do What They Do?
Fun Stuff to Explore
Glossary
ISBN: 0761386335
9780761386339
Branch Call Number: j 578.65 J687z 2012
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 46-47) and index
Subject Headings: Host-parasite relationships Juvenile literature Parasites Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Host-parasite relationships
Parasites
LCCN: 2011046181
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Zombie people might not be real, but there are real-life things that take over another creature's brain and body turning them into...zombies.

Are zombies real? Scientists know this for sure: dead people do not come back to life. But there are things that can take over the bodies and brains of innocent creatures, turning them into senseless slaves. Meet nature's zombie makersNincluding a fly-enslaving fungus, a suicide worm, and a cockr... Read More »


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Oct 19, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Hold up this book and there’s not a child alive who won’t be instantly fascinated. Describe even one of the stories inside and you might have at last found the book they want even more than the latest edition of Guinness World Records. Informative even as it makes you want to go hide in a clean, sanitized hole somewhere, Johnson has created a clever little book that is bound to keep adult and child readers who find it, enthralled. Ick. Bleach. Awesome.

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Oct 19, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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Oct 19, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What do you think of when you think of zombies? Do you think of lurching undead ready to feast on your braaaaaains? Or do you think of something a little more insidious like the REASON those zombies don’t seem to have a lot of will of their own? As it happens, zombies are real. Not in the corpse-walker sense, necessarily, but in nature there are plenty of creatures willing to make others into their mindless slaves. Meet the hairworm Paragordius Triscuspidatus, which can convince a perfectly healthy cricket to drown itself. Or Toxoplasma Gondii which, aside from being the reason you’re not supposed to let pregnant women near cat poop, turns rats into suicidal kitty lovers. Page by page author Rebecca Johnson presents us with examples of evolution gone amuck. Zombie makers exist, it’s true, and as their hosts we’d better learn as much as we can about them before they get to us next!

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Oct 19, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: Gross grossness. Trust me, if you have a kid that is easily disgusted, this is NOT the book for them. Creepy wonderfulness, but be aware that it's icky at times.

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