Small Wonders by Idan Ben-Barak
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Small Wonders
By Idan Ben-Barak

Small Wonders

How Microbes Rule Our World

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Small Wonders by Idan Ben-Barak

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In the spirit of Natalie Angier's The Canon, and writing with the verve and wit of Bill Bryson, Small Wonders takes the reader on a fantastic voyage to the microscopic, but massively influential, world of microbiology. It's a strange and dangerous world where oxygen is a lethal poison, sulphur is a delicious treat, deception is a basic survival skill, and perfectly good alcohol is simply thrown away. Idan Ben-Barak wears his learning lightly as he introduces us to the amazing lives of genes and proteins, bugs, and viruses, and the myriad ways in which they interact to shape life on earth. Small Wonders is popular science at its best. Ben-Barak's love of bugs is infectious and makes for a scintillating, fast-moving adventure that will appeal to even the least scientifically savvy of readers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781921372179
ISBN-10: 1921372176
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 136mm x 18mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Scribe Publications
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: Australia

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