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Description - Every Living Thing by Rob Dunn

Biologists and laypeople alike have repeatedly claimed victory over life. A thousand years ago we thought we knew almost everything, a hundred years ago, too. But even today, Rob Dunn argues, discoveries we can't yet imagine still await us. More is unknown than known, whether about our bodies or the bottom of the sea. In a series of vivid portraits of scientists as interesting as the mysteries they chase, Dunn introduces the reader to breakthroughs that have changed the world and others that might still. With poetry and humor, Dunn reminds readers how tough and exhilarating it is to study the natural world, and why it matters.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780061430312
ISBN-10: 0061430315
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 135mm x 16mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: HarperPerennial
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 1-May-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Rob Dunn

Rob Dunn is an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at North Carolina State University and the author of several books, including Every Living Thing. A rising star in popular-science journalism, he writes for National Geographic, Natural History, Scientific American, BBC Wildlife, and Seed magazine. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with many thousands of wild species, including at least one species of mite living on his head.