|Pages/Publication Date:||256 / 2018|
Zombies aren't just the stuff of movies and TV shows like The Walking Dead. They are real, and the process is happening in the world around us, from wasps and worms to dogs and moose—and even humans. Nothing Hollywood dreams up can match the brilliant, horrific zombies that natural selection has produced time and time again. Documenting his journey through the bizarre evolutionary history of mind control, the author of The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar visits a lab where scientists infect ants with zombifying fungi, joins the search for kamikaze crickets in the hills of New Mexico, and travels to Israel to meet the wasp that stings cockroaches in the brain before leading them to their doom.