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I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
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I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life


作者  /  Ed Yong

出版社 / THE BODLEY HEAD CHILDREN'S

出版日期 / 2016/09/01

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

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與經典生物學著作《植物的慾望世界》、《自私的基因》並駕齊驅的生物科普書,作者Ed Young用幽默又博學的筆觸,從微生物觀點,為我們展開一個奇妙的生命世界。

「藉由訪問大量的科學家,以平易近人又具說服力的方式,展現他們精采的工作內容,Ed Young完成了一件了不起的工作。」
--《出版人週刊》(Publishers Weekly)星級推薦

人體內的微生物是免疫系統的一部分,保護我們免於生病。深海中沒有口與消化道的神祕生物倚靠微生物做為它們的能量,細菌提供烏賊隱形的斗蓬,幫助甲蟲破壞森林,透過寄生蟲造成數百萬人生病。

許多人認為微生物是必須要消滅的菌體,但是與我們相依相存的微生物群落(mibrobiome),建構了我們身體、保護我們的健康、形塑我們的身分、賦予我們不可思議的能力。本書作者Ed Young透過我們小小的微生物夥伴,帶著我們來一趟大旅行,造訪科學前線的研究者,它將改變我們對自然的觀點以及我們對所處世界的感受。

你知道人體內有多少微生物嗎?而這些微生物又如何影響生物體的運作,讓歐美最火的科學部落客告訴你!

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.

These microscopic companions 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. 

We learn the invisible and wondrous science behind the corals that construct mighty reefs and the squid that create their own light shows. We see how bacteria can alter our response to cancer-fighting drugs, tune our immune system, influence our evolution, and even modify our genetic make-up. And we meet the scientists who are manipulating these microscopic partners to our advantage.

In a million tiny ways, I Contain Multitudes will radically change how you think about the natural world, and how you see yourself.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681341307003
ISBN 13 /9781847924186
ISBN 10 /1847924182
EAN /9781847924186

頁數368
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
成份




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