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Invisible Allies: Microbes That Shape Our Lives

$17.99

$17.99

New paperback edition, now with over forty black-and-white illustrations, glossary, notes and bibliography, and index.

Mmm-mmm, microbes! Although we are accustomed to equating the presence of microbes with disease, in fact, most microbes play a vital "friendly" role in shaping our lives. Microbes are everywhere, and we cannot survive without them. In the course of her eye-opening narrative, Dr. Farrell relates the historical significance of using microbes to preserve foods, our long-standing ambivalence about the microbes that live on and in us, and our growing understanding of their importance.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781250057044
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 01/01/2020
  • Category: Mathematics & science / Biology, life sciences
    Mathematics & science / Popular science
    Junior Fiction / Junior
  • Imprint: Square Fish
  • Pages: 176
  • Price: $17.99

New paperback edition, now with over forty black-and-white illustrations, glossary, notes and bibliography, and index.

Mmm-mmm, microbes! Although we are accustomed to equating the presence of microbes with disease, in fact, most microbes play a vital "friendly" role in shaping our lives. Microbes are everywhere, and we cannot survive without them. In the course of her eye-opening narrative, Dr. Farrell relates the historical significance of using microbes to preserve foods, our long-standing ambivalence about the microbes that live on and in us, and our growing understanding of their importance.

Author Information

Jeanette Farrell, as a girl, worked on weekends at a tuberculosis sanatorium in Kentucky founded by her father. After graduating from college, she volunteered for a leprosy relief agency in India. She is now a doctor in Seattle, Washington, where she lives with her husband and two children.

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