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Never home alone : from microbes to millipedes, camel crickets, and honeybees, the natural history of where we live

by Dunn, Rob R. (Author)

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A natural history of the wilderness in our homes, from the microbes in our showers to the crickets in our basements. Even when the floors are sparkling clean and the house seems silent, our domestic domain is wild beyond imagination. In Never Home Alone, biologist Rob Dunn introduces us to the nearl... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Wonder
  • The hot spring in the basement
  • Seeing in the dark
  • Absence as a disease
  • Bathing in a stream of life
  • The problem with abundance
  • The far sighted ecologist
  • What good is a camel cricket?
  • The problem with cockroaches is us
  • Look what the cat dragged in
  • Gardening the bodies of babies
  • The flavor of biodiversity.