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

by Yong, Ed (Author)

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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, b... Full description

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Table of 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 à la carte
  • Tomorrow the world.
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