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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
Title
I contain multitudes
Title remainder
the microbes within us and a grander view of life
Statement of responsibility
Ed Yong
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Your body is teeming with tens of trillions of microbes. It's an entire world, a colony full of life. In other words, you contain multitudes. These microscopic companions sculpt our organs, protect us from diseases, guide our behaviour, and bombard us with their genes. They also hold the key to understanding all life on Earth. Ed Yong opens our eyes and invites us to marvel at ourselves and other animals in a new light, less as individuals and more as thriving ecosystems. We learn the invisible and wondrous science behind the corals that construct mighty reefs and the squid that create their own light shows. We see how bacteria can alter our response to cancer-fighting drugs, tune our immune system, influence our evolution, and even modify our genetic make-up. And we meet the scientists who are manipulating these microscopic partners to our advantage
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StDuBDS
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Yong, Ed
Dewey number
  • 579
  • 579
  • 579
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Microorganisms
  • Microbiology
  • Popular Science and Mathematics
Label
I contain multitudes : the microbes within us and a grander view of life, Ed Yong
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781847923288
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781847923288
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour)
Label
I contain multitudes : the microbes within us and a grander view of life, Ed Yong
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781847923288
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781847923288
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour)

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