PDF (Planet of Microbes)

  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • Planet of Microbes
  • Ted Anton
  • en
  • 10 March 2019
  • 9780226353944

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Ted Anton × 9 Download review ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub × Ted Anton Summary Planet of Microbes We live in a time of unprecedented scientific knowledge about the origins of life on Earth But if we want to grasp the big picture we have to start small very small That’s because the real heroes of the story of life on Earth are microbes the tiny living organisms we cannot see with the naked eye Microbes were Earth’s first lifeforms early anaerobic inhabitants that created the air we breathe Today they live invisible and seemingly invincible in every corner of the planet from Yellowstone’s scalding hot springs to Antarctic mountaintops to inside our very bodies than a hundred trillion of them. Incredibly disorganized and repetitiveWas there an editor at all I wonderSomewhere in here there is an interesting story to be told Hopefully someone will tell it coherently soon

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Ted Anton × 9 Download review ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub × Ted Anton Summary Planet of Microbes Ms including how to combat a warming planet clean up the environment and help the body fight off a wide variety of diseases Anton has spent years interviewing and working with the determined scientists who hope to harness the work of microbes and he breaks down the science while also sharing incredible behind the scenes stories of the research taking place everywhere from microbreweries to Mars             The world’s tiniest organisms were here than three billion years before us We live in their world and Planet of Microbes at last gives these unsung heroes the recognition they deserve. This science book is written by an English professor so one would expect it to be well written at least Not so Sentence fragments Sentences that don t make any sense I could not finish this book it made me too mad

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Ted Anton × 9 Download review ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub × Ted Anton Summary Planet of Microbes Don’t be alarmed though many microbes are allies in achieving our to say nothing of our planet’s health             In Planet of Microbes Ted Anton takes readers through the most recent discoveries about microbes revealing their unexpected potential to reshape the future of the planet For years we knew little about these invisible invaders considering them as little than our enemies in our fight against infectious disease But the we learn about microbes the it’s become clear that our very lives depend on them They may also hold the answers to some of science’s most pressing proble. This book is supposed to be about the recent discoveries that have to do with microbes In fact it ends up being a long winded somewhat disorganised poorly written biography of the scientists involved in those discoveries There is minimal actual science in this book none of which is explained properly and even the discoveries are given highly superficial treatment thus providing a vague idea of the importance of microbes but not explaining how they do what they do There were also many repetitions and what I assume are editing oversights left out words and nonsense sentences as well as some oddball choices such as describing Lynne Margulis by her maiden surname Alexander then in the same paragraph referring to her by her second marriage surname Margulis while discussing her first marriage to Carl Sagan or discussing one scientist and then jumping around to other scientists and different topics before randomly jumping back to the first scientist Nothing in this book is new The topics covered in this book are discussed successfully in other books OTHER BOOKS ABOUT MICROBES I Contain Multitudes The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong Amoeba in the Room Lives of the Microbes by Nicholas P Money The Hidden Half of Nature The Microbial Roots of Life and Health by David R Montgomery March of the Microbes Sighting the Unseen by John L Ingraham Superbug The Fatal Menace of MRSA by Maryn McKenna The Killers Within The Deadly Rise Of Drug Resistant Bacteria by Michael Shnayerson Mark J Plotkin Power Sex Suicide Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life by Nick Lane