The Germ Code

The Germ Code

How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Microbes

Book - 2013
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Human beings are engaged in a 'war on germs', in which they develop ever-more sophisticated weapons and defensive strategies. But it is a war we can never win. The Germ Code is a wise, witty and wonderfully readable guide to living with these infinitesimal but infinitely powerful creatures. Microbiologist Jason Tetro takes readers outside the lab and shows the enormous influence of germs upon humanity's past, present and future. He unlocks the mysteries of 'the germ code' to reveal how these organisms have exploited our every activity and colonised every corner of the earth.
Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, c2013.
ISBN: 9780385678537
Characteristics: xvi, 256 p. : ill.


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Aug 14, 2018

If you haven't already read this book then you just might have to, but there are a few things to consider before reading; first don't get hung up on reading the whole book cover to cover (right away at least). There's a great appendix in the back of the book with hot topics like vitamins, antioxidants, and much more! If your'e going to choose this book I would highly recommend it in small doses. There's a lot of information- medical terminology and may seem a bit overwhelming if your comfort zone lies outside the microbiological realm of this world.

Keep in mind that this is a simplified book, so I'd say it's like getting a summary for a textbook on the history and viability of germs in easy to read language.

Secondly, be prepared for the worst and the best information. It is a book about germs!

All in all, it's meant to be informative not to scare you. As mentioned earlier take it one topic at a time and if you really enjoy the book read it all- go all in!

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