I Contain Multitudes Book
Score: 4
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I Contain Multitudes


  • Author : Ed Yong
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-08-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062368621

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I Contain Multitudes Book Description :

Joining the ranks of popular science classics like The Botany of Desire and The Selfish Gene, a groundbreaking, wondrously informative, and vastly entertaining examination of the most significant revolution in biology since Darwin—a “microbe’s-eye view” of the world that reveals a marvelous, radically reconceived picture of life on earth. Every animal, whether human, squid, or wasp, is home to millions of bacteria and other microbes. Ed Yong, whose humor is as evident as his erudition, prompts us to look at ourselves and our animal companions in a new light—less as individuals and more as the interconnected, interdependent multitudes we assuredly are. The microbes in our bodies are part of our immune systems and protect us from disease. In the deep oceans, mysterious creatures without mouths or guts depend on microbes for all their energy. Bacteria provide squid with invisibility cloaks, help beetles to bring down forests, and allow worms to cause diseases that afflict millions of people. Many people think of microbes as germs to be eradicated, but those that live with us—the microbiome—build our bodies, protect our health, shape our identities, and grant us incredible abilities. In this astonishing book, Ed Yong takes us on a grand tour through our microbial partners, and introduces us to the scientists on the front lines of discovery. It will change both our view of nature and our sense of where we belong in it.

I Contain Multitudes Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

I Contain Multitudes


  • Author : Ed Yong
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473520189

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I Contain Multitudes Book Description :

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2017 AND THE ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2017 THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Your body is teeming with tens of trillions of microbes. It’s an entire world, a colony full of life. In other words, you contain multitudes. They sculpt our organs, protect us from diseases, guide our behaviour, and bombard us with their genes. They also hold the key to understanding all life on earth. In I Contain Multitudes, Ed Yong opens our eyes and invites us to marvel at ourselves and other animals in a new light, less as individuals and more as thriving ecosystems. You'll never think about your mind, body or preferences in the same way again. 'Super-interesting... He just keeps imparting one surprising, fascinating insight after the next. I Contain Multitudes is science journalism at its best' Bill Gates

We Contain Multitudes Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

We Contain Multitudes


  • Author : Sarah Henstra
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-05-14
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735264229

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We Contain Multitudes Book Description :

An exhilarating and emotional LGBTQ story about the growing relationship between two teen boys, told through the letters written to one another. For fans of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and I’ll Give You the Sun. Thrown together by a zealous English teacher's classroom-mailbox assignment, notorious scrapper, Adam "Kurl" Kurlansky, and Jonathan Hopkirk, a flamboyant Walt Whitman wannabe, have to write an old-fashioned letter to each other every week. Kurl is a senior, an ex high school football player, held back a year, while Jo is a nerdy, out tenth grader with a penchant for vintage clothes and a deep love for poetry. They are an unlikely pair, but with each letter, the two begin to develop a friendship that grows into love. But with homophobia, bullying and familial abuse, Jonathan and Kurl must struggle to overcome their conflicts and hold onto their relationship, and each other.

I Am Large  I Contain Multitudes Book

I Am Large I Contain Multitudes


  • Author : Katie Heffelfinger
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2011-02-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004194441

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I Am Large I Contain Multitudes Book Description :

Drawing on the insights of lyric poetic theory, this book offers a fresh reading of Second Isaiah. This approach advances an argument that the tensive and conflicted divine voice is primary unifying factor in the sequence of poems.

Song of Myself     Book

Song of Myself


  • Author : Walt Whitman
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1904
  • Genre: American poetry
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433074800974

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Parasite Rex Book
Score: 3.5
From 17 Ratings

Parasite Rex


  • Author : Carl Zimmer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2001-11-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743200110

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Parasite Rex Book Description :

A look inside the often hidden world of parasites turns the clock back to the beginning of life on Earth to answer key questions about these highly evolved and resilient life forms.

Mad Miss Mimic Book

Mad Miss Mimic


  • Author : Sarah Henstra
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2015-05-05
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143192381

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Mad Miss Mimic Book Description :

It's London, 1872, where 17-year-old heiress Leonora Somerville is preparing to be presented to upper upper-class society -- again. She's strikingly beautiful and going to be very rich, but Leo has a problem money can’t solve. A curious speech disorder causes her to stutter but also allows her to imitate other people’s voices flawlessly. Servants and ladies alike call her “Mad Miss Mimic” behind her back…and watch as Leo unintentionally scares off one potential husband after another. London is also a city gripped by opium fever. Leo’s brother-in-law Dr. Dewhurst and his new business partner Francis Thornfax are frontrunners in the race to patent an injectable formula of the drug. Friendly, forthright, and as a bonus devastatingly handsome, Thornfax seems immune to the gossip about Leo’s “madness.” But their courtship is endangered from the start. The mysterious Black Glove opium gang is setting off explosions across the city. The street urchins Dr. Dewhurst treats are dying of overdose. And then there is Tom Rampling, the working-class boy Leo can’t seem to get off her mind. As the violence closes in around her Leo must find the links between the Black Glove’s attacks, Tom’s criminal past, the doctor’s dangerous cure, and Thornfax’s political ambitions. But first she must find her voice

Your Symphony of Selves Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Your Symphony of Selves


  • Author : James Fadiman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781644110270

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Your Symphony of Selves Book Description :

Why you are a different you at different times and how that’s both normal and healthy • Reveals that each of us is made up of multiple selves, any of which can come to the forefront in different situations • Offers examples of healthy multiple selves from psychology, neuroscience, pop culture, literature, and ancient cultures and traditions • Explores how to harmonize our selves and learn to access whichever one is best for a given situation Offering groundbreaking insight into the dynamic nature of personality, James Fadiman and Jordan Gruber show that each of us is comprised of distinct, autonomous, and inherently valuable “selves.” They also show that honoring each of these selves is a key to improved ways of living, loving, and working. Explaining that it is normal to have multiple selves, the authors offer insights into why we all are inconsistent at times, allowing us to become more accepting of the different parts of who we and other people are. They explore, through extensive reviews, how the concept of healthy multiple selves has been supported in science, popular culture, spirituality, philosophy, art, literature, and ancient traditions and cite well-known people, including David Bowie and Beyoncé, who describe accessing another self at a pivotal point in their lives to resolve a pressing challenge. Instead of seeing the existence of many selves as a flaw or pathology, the authors reveal that the healthiest people, mentally and emotionally, are those that have naturally learned to appreciate and work in harmony with their own symphony of selves. They identify “the Single Self Assumption” as the prime reason why the benefits of having multiple selves has been ignored. This assumption holds that we each are or ought to be a single consistent self, yet we all recognize, in reality, that we are different in different situations. Offering a pragmatic approach, the authors show how you can prepare for situations by shifting to the appropriate se

Not Exactly Rocket Science Book

Not Exactly Rocket Science


  • Author : Ed Yong
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2008-11-10
  • Genre: Research
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 1409242285

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Not Exactly Rocket Science Book Description :

In this collection of essays from the blog Not Exactly Rocket Science, award-winning writer Ed Yong takes a look at some of the quirkiest, most interesting and most ground-breaking scientific research from the last year. From Mexican-waving bees to snow-making bacteria, from the neuroscience of jazz to the psychology of voting, the clear, vivid and engaging writing makes the most complicated ideas come alive for any sci-curious reader."Few blogs make a smooth transition from computer to paper. Not Exactly Rocket Science is one of them. Ed Yong writes elegantly yet engagingly about all manner of biology, from yawning dogs to viruses of viruses. Turn off the laptop for a while, and crack open this book. You will be pleased you did."- Carl Zimmer, blogger at the Loom and author of Microcosm and Parasite Rex

I Am Large  I Contain Multitudes Book

I Am Large I Contain Multitudes


  • Author : Katie Heffelfinger
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2011-02-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004193833

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I Am Large I Contain Multitudes Book Description :

Drawing on the insights of lyric poetic theory, this book offers a fresh reading of Second Isaiah. This approach advances an argument that the tensive and conflicted divine voice is primary unifying factor in the sequence of poems.