This is a truly eye-opening book on the invisible world of microbes and how these obscure creatures play a major role in the health and development of humans and other animal species. As Yong describes it, the human body is a complex ecosystem populated by many different species of microbes. Even when we think of ourselves as solitary individuals, our lives are intricately connected to the unseen organisms that help or hinder the functioning of human digestion and other key bodily functions. Prepare to be fascinated (and maybe a little grossed-out, if you're a germaphobe) - microbes are everywhere and they make a difference!
Meghan Casey (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)