I contain multitudes : the microbes within us and a grander view of life / Ed Yong.

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  • Author(s): Yong, Ed, author
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Information:
    New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
  • Publication Date:
    2016
  • Physical Description:
    355 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publication Type:
    Book
  • Document Type:
    Bibliographies; Non-fiction
  • Subject Terms:
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      First U.S. edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: This book lets us peer into the world of microbes -- not as germs to be eradicated, but as invaluable parts of our lives -- allowing us to see how ubiquitous and vital microbes are: they sculpt our organs, defend us from disease, break down our food, educate our immune systems, guide our behavior, bombard our genomes with their genes, and grant us incredible abilities. While much of the prevailing discussion around the microbiome has focused on its implications for human health, Yong broadens this focus to the entire animal kingdom, prompting us to look at ourselves and our fellow animals in a new light: less as individuals and more as the interconnected, interdependent multitudes we are. I Contain Multitudes is the story of extraordinary partnerships between the familiar creatures of our world and those we never knew existed. It will change both our view of nature and our sense of where we belong in it. -- adapted from book jacket.
    • Content Notes:
      Prologue: A trip to the zoo -- Living islands -- The people who thought to look -- Body builders -- Terms and conditions apply -- In sickness and in health -- The long waltz -- Mutually assured success -- Allegro in E major -- Microbes à la carte -- Tomorrow the world.
    • Notes:
      "Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2016 by Bodley Head"--Title page verso.
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-338) and index.
    • ISBN:
      0062368591
      9780062368591
    • Accession Number:
      ocn925497449
      925497449
    • Accession Number:
      fay.497001
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      YONG, E. I contain multitudes : the microbes within us and a grander view of life. [s.l.] : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 20 ago. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Yong E. I Contain Multitudes : The Microbes within Us and a Grander View of Life. Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.497001. Accessed August 20, 2019.
    • APA:
      Yong, E. (2016). I contain multitudes : the microbes within us and a grander view of life. Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.497001
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Yong, Ed. 2016. I Contain Multitudes : The Microbes within Us and a Grander View of Life. Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.497001.
    • Harvard:
      Yong, E. (2016) I contain multitudes : the microbes within us and a grander view of life. Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.497001 (Accessed: 20 August 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Yong, E 2016, I contain multitudes : the microbes within us and a grander view of life, Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, viewed 20 August 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Yong, Ed. I Contain Multitudes : The Microbes within Us and a Grander View of Life. Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.497001.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Yong, Ed. I Contain Multitudes : The Microbes within Us and a Grander View of Life. Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.497001.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Yong E. I contain multitudes : the microbes within us and a grander view of life [Internet]. Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2016 [cited 2019 Aug 20]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.497001