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I contain multitudes : the microbes within us and a grander view of life / Ed Yong.

Yong, Ed, author. (Author).
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  • 6 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Bloomfield Eastern Greene County Public Library - Bloomfield 579.17 YON (Text) 36803000994876 NONFICTION Available -
Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County - Angola 579.17 YON (Text) 33118000176902 Adult: New Book Available -
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Eckhart Public Library - Main 579 YON (Text) 840191002391113 New Nonfiction - Main Floor Available -
Peabody Public Library - Columbia City NON-FICTION 579.17 YONG (Text) 30403002197655 Adult - Non-Fiction Checked out 12/29/2016
Rochester Library 579.17 YON (Text) 33187004127425 Nonfiction - R Available -
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  • Physical Description: 357 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-338) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: 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, bombard our genomes with their genes, and grant us incredible abilities. While much of the prevailing discussion around the microbiome has focused on its implications for human health, Yong broadens this focus to the entire animal kingdom, prompting us to look at ourselves and our fellow animals in a new light: less as individuals and more as the interconnected, interdependent multitudes we are. I Contain Multitudes is the story of extraordinary partnerships between the familiar creatures of our world and those we never knew existed. It will change both our view of nature and our sense of where we belong in it. -- adapted from book jacket.
Subject: Human body > Microbiology.
Microorganisms.

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