Ed Yong: I Contain Multitudes

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Ed Yong, science writer for The Atlantic and creator of “Not Exactly Rocket Science” blog (now hosted by National Geographic), writes about the vast populations of bacteria which which live within all of us, the subject of his new book, I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life. He takes on both the bacterial vital to digestive, immune and reproductive systems in living beings and also the field of synthetic biology, inviting us to look at ourselves less and individuals and more as the “interconnected, interdependent multitudes that we assuredly are."

“[Yong] brings a lot of creative flair and wit to every corner of the microbial world. On page after page, he’s more than happy to stretch the dry boundaries of science reporting with poetic ruminations, mixed metaphors, and a delighted fanboy outlook… Whether he’s describing the glut of potential pathogens that live in hospitals or describing trends in fecal-matter transplants…Yong approaches every inquiry with curiosity and humor.” -Bookforum
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By: Elliott Bay Book Company

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