Every animal, whether human, squid, or wasp, is home to millions of bacteria and other microbes. Many people think of microbes as germs to be eradicated, but those that live with us-- the microbiome-- build our bodies, protect our health, and grant us incredible abilities. In this astonishing book, Ed Yong takes us on a grand tour through our microbial partners, and introduces us to the scientists on the front lines of discovery. Yong prompts us to look at ourselves in a new light-- as the interconnected, interdependent multitudes we assuredly are. I Contain Multitudes is the story of these extraordinary partnerships between the creatures we are familiar with and those we are not.
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"Narrator Charlie Anson brings out the dry humor in British science journalist Ed Yong's fascinating and accessible treatise on the world of microbes. Anson also does admirably pronouncing the many scientific names and words, and his smooth and lively delivery helps keep listeners from getting bogged down. Yong's audiobook goes well beyond the headlines about the "microbiome," profiling scientists and diving deep into their latest research about these tiny microorganisms and the sometimes helpful, sometimes harmful roles they play. Indeed, perhaps what Yong and Anson communicate most effectively is the palpable joy of discovery and an appreciation for the secret and intricate workings of our world, which we're still only beginning to understand. J.M.D. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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