I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

by Ed Yong


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062368607
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/16/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 47,962
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Ed Yong is an award-winning science writer on the staff of the Atlantic. His blog Not Exactly Rocket Science is hosted by National Geographic, and his work has appeared in The New Yorker, Wired, the New York Times, Nature, New Scientist, Scientific American, the Guardian, the Times, Discover, Slate, and other publications. He lives in London and Washington DC.

Date of Birth:

December 1981

Table of Contents

Prologue: A Trip to the Zoo 1

1 Living Islands 7

2 The People Who Thought to Look 27

3 Body Builders 49

4 Terms and Conditions Apply 77

5 In Sickness and in Health 103

6 The Long Waltz 143

7 Mutually Assured Success 165

8 Allegro in E Major 191

9 Microbes à la Carte 211

10 Tomorrow the World 251

Acknowledgements 265

Notes 269

Bibliography 299

List of Illustrations 339

Index 341

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I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes within Us and a Grander View of Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is probably the most fascinating book I have ever read!
TubThumper More than 1 year ago
Excellent introduction to those little critters that inhabit us all. Yes friends, we're discussing the microbiome. Through interesting user-friendly personal narratives, the author guides us in a journey into the bacteria (and viruses) that make us "human".