Allies and Enemies: How the World Depends on Bacteria

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Allies and Enemies: How the World Depends on Bacteria ❰PDF / Epub❯ ✅ Allies and Enemies: How the World Depends on Bacteria Author Anne E. Maczulak – Polishdarling.co.uk Bacteria are invisible, mysterious, deadly, self sufficientand absolutely essential for all life, including yours No other living things combine their elegant simplicity with their incredibly complex Bacteria are invisible, mysterious, deadly, self sufficientand absolutely Enemies: How ePUB ☆ essential for all life, including yours No other living things combine their elegant simplicity with their incredibly complex role Bacteria keep us alive, supply our food, and regulate our biosphere We can t live a day without them, and no Allies and PDF \ chemical, antibiotic, or irradiation has ever successfully eradicated them They re our partners, like it or not even though some of them will happily kill us Allies and Enemies tells the story of this amazing, intimate partnership Authored by Anne Maczulak, a microbiologist who s hunted and worked with and Enemies: How PDF/EPUB ã an extraordinary array of bacteria, this book offers a powerful new perspective on Earth s oldest creatures You ll discover how bacteria work, how they evolve, their surprising contributions and uses, the roles they ve played in human history, and why you can t survive without them No form of life is important, and in Maczulak s hands, none is fascinating Outlasted, outnumbered, outsmarted They ve been here four billion years and they even outnumber you in your own body How bacteria keep you alive and how to keep them from killing you Humans Defeat Germs But not for long The Invisible Universe The stunning hidden relationships between bacteria and the rest of nature.


10 thoughts on “Allies and Enemies: How the World Depends on Bacteria

  1. Kerem Cankocak Kerem Cankocak says:

    Anne, anaerobik bakterileri oksijenle temas etti inde ya ayamayan mikroplar geli tiren yeti tiren Hungate y ntemiyle e itilmi az say da mikrobiyologtan biridir End stride Fortune 500 irketlerinin mikrobiyoloji laboratuvarlar nda al t , kepek nleyici ampuanlar, deodorantlar, su ar t c lar, lavabo a c lar, la m ukuru temizleyiciler ve dezenfektanlar geli tirdi t m bu r nler mikrop d nyas yla ili kilidir California niversitesi nde San Francisco yara iyile tiren tedaviler, mikrop l Anne, anaerobik bakterileri oksijenle temas etti inde ya ayamayan mikroplar geli tiren yeti tiren Hungate y ntemiyle e itilmi az say da mikrobiyologtan biridir End stride Fortune 500 irketlerinin mikrobiyoloji laboratuvarlar nda al t , kepek nleyici ampuanlar, deodorantlar, su ar t c lar, lavabo a c lar, la m ukuru temizleyiciler ve dezenfektanlar geli tirdi t m bu r nler mikrop d nyas yla ili kilidir California niversitesi nde San Francisco yara iyile tiren tedaviler, mikrop ld ren sabunlar ve ayak mantar tedavileri zerine ara t rmalar y netti.UZUN S RED R VARLAR, OK SAYIDALAR, DAHA ZEK LERD rt milyar y ld r buradalar ve v cudunuzdaki h crelerden bile daha fazla say dalarBAKTER LER S Z NASIL CANLI KILARLAR ve sizi ld rmelerine nas l engel olursunuz NSAN BAKTER Y YEND Sadece k sa bir s re i in G R NMEZ D NYABakteriler ve do an n geri kalan aras ndaki gizli, arp c ili kilerBAKTER LER G R NMEZLER, G ZEML LER, L MC LLER VE KEND KEND LER NE YET YORLAR Sizinki de dahil olmak zere t m hayatlar i in kesinlikle nemliler Ba ka hi bir canl zarif basitli ini inan lmaz derecede karma k rol yle birle tiremez Bakteriler bizi canl k lar, bize besin sa lar ve biyosferimizi d zenlerler Onlars z bir g n bile ya ayamay z ve hi bir kimyasal, antibiyotik ya da radyasyon onlar tamamen ortadan kald ramad Baz lar bizi seve seve ld recek olsalar da onlar bizim ortaklar m z.Dostlar ve D manlar bu a rt c yak n ili kinin hikayesini anlat yor S ra d miktarda bakteriler al an bir mikrobiyolog olan Anne Maczulak taraf ndan yaz lan bu kitap, yery z n n en eski yarat klar hakk nda yeni ve g l bir bak a s sunuyor Bakterilerin nas l al t klar n , nas l evrimle tiklerini, a rt c katk lar n ve kullan mlar n , insanl k tarihindeki rollerini ke fedeceksiniz Hi bir ya am formu onlardan daha nemli de ildir ve Maczulak n ellerinde hi biri daha b y leyici de ildir Dostlar ve D manlar da anne Maczulak bakterilerin gizemini ortaya kar yor Kullan l , faydal ve kolay okunur ekilde Maczulak bakteri ve vir s d nyas n ayd nlat yor nemli bir konu zerine arp c bir kitap SHELDON SIEGEL, The New York Times n ok satan kitab Judgment Day in yazar Bir mikrobiyolog olarak Anne Maczulak, d nyam z y neten ve v cutlar m z n al mas na yard mc olan ok basit organizmalar n parmak s rtan yeteneklerini de erlendiriyor Bir yazar olarak okuyucular n , gizemli diyarlar hakk nda daha fazla bilgi edinmeye te vik ediyor Dost ve D man Bakteriler hem e lenceli hem de kullan l nk bilimi tarih ve pop ler k lt rle harmanl yor JESSICA SNYDER SACHS, Good Germs, Bad Germs Health and Survival in a Bacterial World n yazar Anne Maczulak, modern mikrobiyolojinin olanaklar n ortaya koyma g revini b y leyici bir ekilde kotar yor CHARLES P GERBA Dr Mikrop olarak da biliniyor , Arizona niversitesi, Tuscon Anne Maczulak, mikroplar n karma k ayr nt lar n basit, kolay anla l r bir dilde ustaca anlatm e itli mikrop d nyas n n yin yang n ok say da tarihi hikaye ile zenginle tiriyor Okuyucuya, mikroplar n kimyasal mekanizmalar n , karma k dayan malar n , k h z ndaki uyum sa lama yeteneklerini ve genetik esnekliklerini tan mlayarak ve hayat n mucizesinin alt nda yatan kurallar n belirtilerini sunarak mikroplar n insan varl na faydalar n anlat yor DR PHILIP M TIERNO JR., Y netici, New York niversitesi Langone T p Merkezi ve New York niversitesi T p Fak ltesi, Klinik Mikrobiyoloji ve mm nolojiAnne Maczulak, Watchung New Jersey de yazar ya da biyolog olma hayaliyle b y d Lisans ve lisans st al malar n Ohio Eyalet niversitesi nde hayvan beslenmesi zerine, doktoras n Kentucky niversitesi nde beslenme ve mikrobiyoloji zerine ve doktora sonras al malar n New York Eyaleti Sa l k Departman nda tamamlad Ayn zamanda San Francisco Golden Gate niversitesi nden MBA derecesine sahiptir


  2. Alan Alan says:

    In this book PhD microbiologist Anne Maczulak presents an overview of the bacterial enemies and bacterial allies of humans On the enemies side we read about well known and a few lesser known bacterial pathogens, as well as about how they are spread among humans We hear a little about historical cases, such as Typhoid Mary, andrecent topics, including the use of Anthrax spores as a terrorist weapon and why it is both effective and non effective On the allies side, Maczulak describes the In this book PhD microbiologist Anne Maczulak presents an overview of the bacterial enemies and bacterial allies of humans On the enemies side we read about well known and a few lesser known bacterial pathogens, as well as about how they are spread among humans We hear a little about historical cases, such as Typhoid Mary, andrecent topics, including the use of Anthrax spores as a terrorist weapon and why it is both effective and non effective On the allies side, Maczulak describes the bacterial communities that reside on our skin and in our guts, and how they help minimize infection from bacterial pathogens in the case of skin bacteria , and how bacteria in our guts help carry out essential roles in digestion We also learn about biotechnology and genetically engineered bacteria, such as E coli They can be used to produce human gene products such as insulin, etc Pretty cool stuff There is also a nice overview of what DNA is and how it can be engineered as well And, also on the allies side we learn about how bacteria can be used in bioremediation, that is, to help clean up toxic materials in the environment pretty slick Lastly, we also learn about how knowing about bacterial may help astronomers to discover whether live does or has existed on other planets All in all I found this book to be fairly well written, but not especially engaging This book just scratches the surface of the roles of bacteria on earth, and, frankly, at the end, it almost sounds like Maczulak is pleading for a friend who is in trouble rather than telling friends about something really cool she has learned I can t say that I learned a lot of new things by reading this book, but, then again, it wasn t written for professional biologists It was written for the popular market I don t think you will see this book on best seller s lists, but it does, as i mentioned above, provide an adequate introduction to some interesting bits about bacteria.Recommendation Well, I don t think it ll be a hit with most people, and the group I would probably recommend it to would be college freshman or sopho biology majors, and even then I don t expect to hear a lot of raving


  3. Lyndsey Lyndsey says:

    Currently FREE ON KINDLE.Personally, I find science books fascinating, but I know that many don t They often lead to deep musings on the nature of the universe. Oh, sorry, I was musing there for a second.Well, if you are feeling scientific, it s a good discount from the usual price of twenty dollars, anyway Get it here Or there Or anywhere Currently FREE ON KINDLE.Personally, I find science books fascinating, but I know that many don t They often lead to deep musings on the nature of the universe. Oh, sorry, I was musing there for a second.Well, if you are feeling scientific, it s a good discount from the usual price of twenty dollars, anyway Get it here Or there Or anywhere


  4. Kristen Kristen says:

    got halfway through it started to readlike a textbook than non fiction and i lost interest subject matter is really intriguing but starts to get too boring not saying i won t return to it though


  5. Patti Patti says:

    The middle chapters were interesting The end was dry and I ended up skimming it.


  6. Wei-Tang Wei-Tang says:

    Somewhat informative, but didn t find the organization or writing very engaging At times, it read like an introductory chapter to microbiology textbooks.


  7. nsazamn nsazamn says:

    This book opens my mind and add new knowledges Especially on how bacteria plays part in rain formation.


  8. J.S. J.S. says:

    Television commercials constantly inform us that bacteria are everywhere, and if we buy whatever product is being advertised we and our families especially our children can be protected from 99% of them The problem is that often we don t need protection from most of the bacteria being destroyed In fact, our bodies are covered in bacteria inside and out and they re generallyhelpful than harmful And if you ve paid attention to news stories you ll probably already know that scient Television commercials constantly inform us that bacteria are everywhere, and if we buy whatever product is being advertised we and our families especially our children can be protected from 99% of them The problem is that often we don t need protection from most of the bacteria being destroyed In fact, our bodies are covered in bacteria inside and out and they re generallyhelpful than harmful And if you ve paid attention to news stories you ll probably already know that scientists worry that products such as anti bacterial soaps are actually creating the conditions for genetic mutations in many harmful bacteria that make them immune to such products, thereby defeating their use and purpose Anne Maczulak is a microbiologist who is obviously passionate about bacteria, and in this book she turns that passion into a crusade for respect for the invisible world around us and the bacteria that make life possible here on Earth The problem is that her passion causes her to jump all over the place in this enthusiastic well, I m not sure what to call it You can t call it a narrative because that suggests order and there s precious little of that here Scientific terms are tossed out liberally and frequently without definitions or explanations Acronyms are used without telling what they mean Historical people and events are mentioned with only the briefest stories Concepts are discussed in a haphazard fashion, bouncing to other topics before returning sometimes and seldom with satisfactory or comprehensible explanations In fact, I was reminded of this book while reading with my 3rd grader in her science book it had the same tone and same short sentences and moved from one topic to another without really saying much except this book uses lots of big words without even stopping for definitions A little focus could have done wonders to a fascinating topic I do not recommend this book


  9. Lis Carey Lis Carey says:

    Most of us mainly know about the bacteria that are bad for us with good reason Harmful bacteria can be very harmful indeed, so it s natural that they capture most of our attention.And that s too bad, because harmful bacteria are a tiny minority, and many of the remainder aren t just harmless They re vital to such basic functions as digesting our food They play essential roles in making Earth habitable The earliest bacteria played a crucial role in creating the free oxygen that made life as Most of us mainly know about the bacteria that are bad for us with good reason Harmful bacteria can be very harmful indeed, so it s natural that they capture most of our attention.And that s too bad, because harmful bacteria are a tiny minority, and many of the remainder aren t just harmless They re vital to such basic functions as digesting our food They play essential roles in making Earth habitable The earliest bacteria played a crucial role in creating the free oxygen that made life as we know it possible.And, if that weren t enough, they offer possible solutions to some of the most serious problems that threaten us now, including exhaustion of our fossil fuels, pollution, and global warming.She also covers someeveryday, yet overlooked, issues A significant problem facing medicine today is the rise of drug resistant and antiseptic resistant disease bacteria Overuse of antibiotics, in response to patient demands as well as just in case, and overuse of antiseptics, in hospitals as well as in our everyday lives, where bottles of antibacterial gels seem to be everywhere, have generated variants of disease causing bacteria that are harder and harder to kill.This little book has a lot of ground to cover, but Maczulak does so with grace and in clear, readable prose, as well as illustrations that actually illuminate her points I do think that on some points she has an overly rosy view, particularly of how safe it may really be to release into the environment bacteria that will clean up pollution However, it s fair to note, also, that she knows a loton the subject than I do Overall, it s an unintimidating way to increase your knowledge in an important area.Recommended.I bought this book


  10. Taylor Ellwood Taylor Ellwood says:

    This was a fascinating book about bacteria, in the world, in the bodies of humans and animal,s and just in general What I like about the book is that the author does a lot to explain how the world relies on bacteria When you read the book you learn about how bacteria can be harmful, but also how it can be helpful and also how we set up some of the problems we experience with bacteria If you want to learnabout bacteria, the author also includes some additional resources I found this boo This was a fascinating book about bacteria, in the world, in the bodies of humans and animal,s and just in general What I like about the book is that the author does a lot to explain how the world relies on bacteria When you read the book you learn about how bacteria can be harmful, but also how it can be helpful and also how we set up some of the problems we experience with bacteria If you want to learnabout bacteria, the author also includes some additional resources I found this book very helpful for my own studies and research around how to work with bacteria and would recommend it to anyone who is curious to learnabout the role of bacteria in our lives


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10 thoughts on “Allies and Enemies: How the World Depends on Bacteria

  1. Kerem Cankocak Kerem Cankocak says:

    Anne, anaerobik bakterileri oksijenle temas etti inde ya ayamayan mikroplar geli tiren yeti tiren Hungate y ntemiyle e itilmi az say da mikrobiyologtan biridir End stride Fortune 500 irketlerinin mikrobiyoloji laboratuvarlar nda al t , kepek nleyici ampuanlar, deodorantlar, su ar t c lar, lavabo a c lar, la m ukuru temizleyiciler ve dezenfektanlar geli tirdi t m bu r nler mikrop d nyas yla ili kilidir California niversitesi nde San Francisco yara iyile tiren tedaviler, mikrop l Anne, anaerobik bakterileri oksijenle temas etti inde ya ayamayan mikroplar geli tiren yeti tiren Hungate y ntemiyle e itilmi az say da mikrobiyologtan biridir End stride Fortune 500 irketlerinin mikrobiyoloji laboratuvarlar nda al t , kepek nleyici ampuanlar, deodorantlar, su ar t c lar, lavabo a c lar, la m ukuru temizleyiciler ve dezenfektanlar geli tirdi t m bu r nler mikrop d nyas yla ili kilidir California niversitesi nde San Francisco yara iyile tiren tedaviler, mikrop ld ren sabunlar ve ayak mantar tedavileri zerine ara t rmalar y netti.UZUN S RED R VARLAR, OK SAYIDALAR, DAHA ZEK LERD rt milyar y ld r buradalar ve v cudunuzdaki h crelerden bile daha fazla say dalarBAKTER LER S Z NASIL CANLI KILARLAR ve sizi ld rmelerine nas l engel olursunuz NSAN BAKTER Y YEND Sadece k sa bir s re i in G R NMEZ D NYABakteriler ve do an n geri kalan aras ndaki gizli, arp c ili kilerBAKTER LER G R NMEZLER, G ZEML LER, L MC LLER VE KEND KEND LER NE YET YORLAR Sizinki de dahil olmak zere t m hayatlar i in kesinlikle nemliler Ba ka hi bir canl zarif basitli ini inan lmaz derecede karma k rol yle birle tiremez Bakteriler bizi canl k lar, bize besin sa lar ve biyosferimizi d zenlerler Onlars z bir g n bile ya ayamay z ve hi bir kimyasal, antibiyotik ya da radyasyon onlar tamamen ortadan kald ramad Baz lar bizi seve seve ld recek olsalar da onlar bizim ortaklar m z.Dostlar ve D manlar bu a rt c yak n ili kinin hikayesini anlat yor S ra d miktarda bakteriler al an bir mikrobiyolog olan Anne Maczulak taraf ndan yaz lan bu kitap, yery z n n en eski yarat klar hakk nda yeni ve g l bir bak a s sunuyor Bakterilerin nas l al t klar n , nas l evrimle tiklerini, a rt c katk lar n ve kullan mlar n , insanl k tarihindeki rollerini ke fedeceksiniz Hi bir ya am formu onlardan daha nemli de ildir ve Maczulak n ellerinde hi biri daha b y leyici de ildir Dostlar ve D manlar da anne Maczulak bakterilerin gizemini ortaya kar yor Kullan l , faydal ve kolay okunur ekilde Maczulak bakteri ve vir s d nyas n ayd nlat yor nemli bir konu zerine arp c bir kitap SHELDON SIEGEL, The New York Times n ok satan kitab Judgment Day in yazar Bir mikrobiyolog olarak Anne Maczulak, d nyam z y neten ve v cutlar m z n al mas na yard mc olan ok basit organizmalar n parmak s rtan yeteneklerini de erlendiriyor Bir yazar olarak okuyucular n , gizemli diyarlar hakk nda daha fazla bilgi edinmeye te vik ediyor Dost ve D man Bakteriler hem e lenceli hem de kullan l nk bilimi tarih ve pop ler k lt rle harmanl yor JESSICA SNYDER SACHS, Good Germs, Bad Germs Health and Survival in a Bacterial World n yazar Anne Maczulak, modern mikrobiyolojinin olanaklar n ortaya koyma g revini b y leyici bir ekilde kotar yor CHARLES P GERBA Dr Mikrop olarak da biliniyor , Arizona niversitesi, Tuscon Anne Maczulak, mikroplar n karma k ayr nt lar n basit, kolay anla l r bir dilde ustaca anlatm e itli mikrop d nyas n n yin yang n ok say da tarihi hikaye ile zenginle tiriyor Okuyucuya, mikroplar n kimyasal mekanizmalar n , karma k dayan malar n , k h z ndaki uyum sa lama yeteneklerini ve genetik esnekliklerini tan mlayarak ve hayat n mucizesinin alt nda yatan kurallar n belirtilerini sunarak mikroplar n insan varl na faydalar n anlat yor DR PHILIP M TIERNO JR., Y netici, New York niversitesi Langone T p Merkezi ve New York niversitesi T p Fak ltesi, Klinik Mikrobiyoloji ve mm nolojiAnne Maczulak, Watchung New Jersey de yazar ya da biyolog olma hayaliyle b y d Lisans ve lisans st al malar n Ohio Eyalet niversitesi nde hayvan beslenmesi zerine, doktoras n Kentucky niversitesi nde beslenme ve mikrobiyoloji zerine ve doktora sonras al malar n New York Eyaleti Sa l k Departman nda tamamlad Ayn zamanda San Francisco Golden Gate niversitesi nden MBA derecesine sahiptir


  2. Alan Alan says:

    In this book PhD microbiologist Anne Maczulak presents an overview of the bacterial enemies and bacterial allies of humans On the enemies side we read about well known and a few lesser known bacterial pathogens, as well as about how they are spread among humans We hear a little about historical cases, such as Typhoid Mary, andrecent topics, including the use of Anthrax spores as a terrorist weapon and why it is both effective and non effective On the allies side, Maczulak describes the In this book PhD microbiologist Anne Maczulak presents an overview of the bacterial enemies and bacterial allies of humans On the enemies side we read about well known and a few lesser known bacterial pathogens, as well as about how they are spread among humans We hear a little about historical cases, such as Typhoid Mary, andrecent topics, including the use of Anthrax spores as a terrorist weapon and why it is both effective and non effective On the allies side, Maczulak describes the bacterial communities that reside on our skin and in our guts, and how they help minimize infection from bacterial pathogens in the case of skin bacteria , and how bacteria in our guts help carry out essential roles in digestion We also learn about biotechnology and genetically engineered bacteria, such as E coli They can be used to produce human gene products such as insulin, etc Pretty cool stuff There is also a nice overview of what DNA is and how it can be engineered as well And, also on the allies side we learn about how bacteria can be used in bioremediation, that is, to help clean up toxic materials in the environment pretty slick Lastly, we also learn about how knowing about bacterial may help astronomers to discover whether live does or has existed on other planets All in all I found this book to be fairly well written, but not especially engaging This book just scratches the surface of the roles of bacteria on earth, and, frankly, at the end, it almost sounds like Maczulak is pleading for a friend who is in trouble rather than telling friends about something really cool she has learned I can t say that I learned a lot of new things by reading this book, but, then again, it wasn t written for professional biologists It was written for the popular market I don t think you will see this book on best seller s lists, but it does, as i mentioned above, provide an adequate introduction to some interesting bits about bacteria.Recommendation Well, I don t think it ll be a hit with most people, and the group I would probably recommend it to would be college freshman or sopho biology majors, and even then I don t expect to hear a lot of raving


  3. Lyndsey Lyndsey says:

    Currently FREE ON KINDLE.Personally, I find science books fascinating, but I know that many don t They often lead to deep musings on the nature of the universe. Oh, sorry, I was musing there for a second.Well, if you are feeling scientific, it s a good discount from the usual price of twenty dollars, anyway Get it here Or there Or anywhere Currently FREE ON KINDLE.Personally, I find science books fascinating, but I know that many don t They often lead to deep musings on the nature of the universe. Oh, sorry, I was musing there for a second.Well, if you are feeling scientific, it s a good discount from the usual price of twenty dollars, anyway Get it here Or there Or anywhere


  4. Kristen Kristen says:

    got halfway through it started to readlike a textbook than non fiction and i lost interest subject matter is really intriguing but starts to get too boring not saying i won t return to it though


  5. Patti Patti says:

    The middle chapters were interesting The end was dry and I ended up skimming it.


  6. Wei-Tang Wei-Tang says:

    Somewhat informative, but didn t find the organization or writing very engaging At times, it read like an introductory chapter to microbiology textbooks.


  7. nsazamn nsazamn says:

    This book opens my mind and add new knowledges Especially on how bacteria plays part in rain formation.


  8. J.S. J.S. says:

    Television commercials constantly inform us that bacteria are everywhere, and if we buy whatever product is being advertised we and our families especially our children can be protected from 99% of them The problem is that often we don t need protection from most of the bacteria being destroyed In fact, our bodies are covered in bacteria inside and out and they re generallyhelpful than harmful And if you ve paid attention to news stories you ll probably already know that scient Television commercials constantly inform us that bacteria are everywhere, and if we buy whatever product is being advertised we and our families especially our children can be protected from 99% of them The problem is that often we don t need protection from most of the bacteria being destroyed In fact, our bodies are covered in bacteria inside and out and they re generallyhelpful than harmful And if you ve paid attention to news stories you ll probably already know that scientists worry that products such as anti bacterial soaps are actually creating the conditions for genetic mutations in many harmful bacteria that make them immune to such products, thereby defeating their use and purpose Anne Maczulak is a microbiologist who is obviously passionate about bacteria, and in this book she turns that passion into a crusade for respect for the invisible world around us and the bacteria that make life possible here on Earth The problem is that her passion causes her to jump all over the place in this enthusiastic well, I m not sure what to call it You can t call it a narrative because that suggests order and there s precious little of that here Scientific terms are tossed out liberally and frequently without definitions or explanations Acronyms are used without telling what they mean Historical people and events are mentioned with only the briefest stories Concepts are discussed in a haphazard fashion, bouncing to other topics before returning sometimes and seldom with satisfactory or comprehensible explanations In fact, I was reminded of this book while reading with my 3rd grader in her science book it had the same tone and same short sentences and moved from one topic to another without really saying much except this book uses lots of big words without even stopping for definitions A little focus could have done wonders to a fascinating topic I do not recommend this book


  9. Lis Carey Lis Carey says:

    Most of us mainly know about the bacteria that are bad for us with good reason Harmful bacteria can be very harmful indeed, so it s natural that they capture most of our attention.And that s too bad, because harmful bacteria are a tiny minority, and many of the remainder aren t just harmless They re vital to such basic functions as digesting our food They play essential roles in making Earth habitable The earliest bacteria played a crucial role in creating the free oxygen that made life as Most of us mainly know about the bacteria that are bad for us with good reason Harmful bacteria can be very harmful indeed, so it s natural that they capture most of our attention.And that s too bad, because harmful bacteria are a tiny minority, and many of the remainder aren t just harmless They re vital to such basic functions as digesting our food They play essential roles in making Earth habitable The earliest bacteria played a crucial role in creating the free oxygen that made life as we know it possible.And, if that weren t enough, they offer possible solutions to some of the most serious problems that threaten us now, including exhaustion of our fossil fuels, pollution, and global warming.She also covers someeveryday, yet overlooked, issues A significant problem facing medicine today is the rise of drug resistant and antiseptic resistant disease bacteria Overuse of antibiotics, in response to patient demands as well as just in case, and overuse of antiseptics, in hospitals as well as in our everyday lives, where bottles of antibacterial gels seem to be everywhere, have generated variants of disease causing bacteria that are harder and harder to kill.This little book has a lot of ground to cover, but Maczulak does so with grace and in clear, readable prose, as well as illustrations that actually illuminate her points I do think that on some points she has an overly rosy view, particularly of how safe it may really be to release into the environment bacteria that will clean up pollution However, it s fair to note, also, that she knows a loton the subject than I do Overall, it s an unintimidating way to increase your knowledge in an important area.Recommended.I bought this book


  10. Taylor Ellwood Taylor Ellwood says:

    This was a fascinating book about bacteria, in the world, in the bodies of humans and animal,s and just in general What I like about the book is that the author does a lot to explain how the world relies on bacteria When you read the book you learn about how bacteria can be harmful, but also how it can be helpful and also how we set up some of the problems we experience with bacteria If you want to learnabout bacteria, the author also includes some additional resources I found this boo This was a fascinating book about bacteria, in the world, in the bodies of humans and animal,s and just in general What I like about the book is that the author does a lot to explain how the world relies on bacteria When you read the book you learn about how bacteria can be harmful, but also how it can be helpful and also how we set up some of the problems we experience with bacteria If you want to learnabout bacteria, the author also includes some additional resources I found this book very helpful for my own studies and research around how to work with bacteria and would recommend it to anyone who is curious to learnabout the role of bacteria in our lives


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