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Microbes--tiny unseen bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa--pervade every aspect of human society and of the natural world, from life-saving antibiotics to horrendous epidemics. Power Unseen portrays the many, diverse and often unexpected activities of microbes through a series of 75 vignettes, each focusing on one particular organism and its characteristic behavior. Illu ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 8th 1998 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published 1994)
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t is a very interesting book with short subsections. I think it would be good to assign readings in it every day to M this summer and then have him look up something else on the issue and write a paragraph or a page on it. For example, it says that typhus ravaged Napoleon’s army. So did the weather. I’ve written of it before. So that would be something else he could look at, what were the causes of Napoleon’s failure to conquer Russia?