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The Resource I, superorganism : learning to love your inner ecosystem, Jon Turney

I, superorganism : learning to love your inner ecosystem, Jon Turney

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I, superorganism : learning to love your inner ecosystem
Title
I, superorganism
Title remainder
learning to love your inner ecosystem
Statement of responsibility
Jon Turney
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Every human body carries a secret cargo: a huge population of micro-organisms that lives in your mouth and nose, on your skin, in your guts. This is the human microbiome, and it has in the last few years become biologists' most thrilling research interest.Vastly outnumbering human cells, our invisible passengers are vital to life. They help us digest food, make essential nutrients, and combat disease. They help regulate allergies and inflammation via the immune system. They may even have a role in developing behaviour. We are not just isolated humans, but superorganisms. And that calls into question our obsession with disinfection and sterilisation, and our antibiotic addiction, which is like managing a complex ecosystem with napalm. Jon Turney presents an account of a new realm of human biology that will make you think again about this machine we call ourselves
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StDuBDS
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Turney, Jon
Dewey number
  • 571.6'29
  • 571.629
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Microorganisms
  • Human biology
  • Popular Science and Mathematics
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I, superorganism : learning to love your inner ecosystem, Jon Turney
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Publication
Note
Originally published: 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Control code
9781785780240
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781785780240
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
I, superorganism : learning to love your inner ecosystem, Jon Turney
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781785780240
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781785780240
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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