I Contain Multitudes

The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

Recommended by Bill Gates, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #1 in Microbiology, Ranked #5 in Anatomy Coloringsee more rankings.

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, shape our identities, 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, whose humor is as evident as his erudition, prompts us to look at ourselves and our animal companions in a new light—less as...

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