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The Resource I contain multitudes : the microbes within us and a grander view of life, Ed Yong

I contain multitudes : the microbes within us and a grander view of life, Ed Yong

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I contain multitudes : the microbes within us and a grander view of life
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I contain multitudes : the microbes within us and a grander view of life
Statement of responsibility
Ed Yong
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book lets us peer into the world of microbes -- not as germs to be eradicated, but as invaluable parts of our lives -- allowing us to see how ubiquitous and vital microbes are: they sculpt our organs, defend us from disease, break down our food, educate our immune systems, guide our behavior, bombard our genomes with their genes, and grant us incredible abilities. While much of the prevailing discussion around the microbiome has focused on its implications for human health, Yong broadens this focus to the entire animal kingdom, prompting us to look at ourselves and our fellow animals in a new light: less as individuals and more as the interconnected, interdependent multitudes we are. I Contain Multitudes is the story of extraordinary partnerships between the familiar creatures of our world and those we never knew existed. It will change both our view of nature and our sense of where we belong in it. --
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Title
I contain multitudes
Creator
Summary
An award-winning science writer shares unique perspectives into the role of the microbiome in human health, identity and ability, explaining in comprehensive, lighthearted detail how our microbial partners shape and protect life on Earth in unexpected ways
Subject
Genre
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
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10521912
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
579
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QR171.A1
LC item number
Y66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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the microbes within us and a grander view of life
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the microbes within us and a grander view of life
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Ed Yong
I contain multitudes : the microbes within us and a grander view of life, Ed Yong
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I contain multitudes : the microbes within us and a grander view of life, Ed Yong
Publication
Note
"Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2016 by Bodley Head"--Title page verso
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-338) and index
Contents
Prologue: A trip to the zoo -- Living islands -- The people who thought to look -- Body builders -- Terms and conditions apply -- In sickness and in health -- The long waltz -- Mutually assured success -- Allegro in E major -- Microbes a la carte -- Tomorrow the world
Control code
ocn925497449
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
355 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062368591
Isbn Type
(hc)
Other physical details
color illustrations

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