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The Resource The amoeba in the room : lives of the microbes, Nicholas P. Money

The amoeba in the room : lives of the microbes, Nicholas P. Money

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The amoeba in the room : lives of the microbes
Title
The amoeba in the room
Title remainder
lives of the microbes
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas P. Money
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Amoeba in the Room, Nicholas Money explores the extraordinary breadth of the microbial world and the vast swathes of biological diversity that can be detected only using molecular methods. Although biologists have achieved a remarkable level of understanding about the way multicellular organisms operate, Money shows that most people continue to ignore the fact that most of life isn't classified as either plant or animal. Significant discoveries about the composition of the biosphere are making it clear that the sciences have failed to comprehend the full spectrum of life on earth, which is far more diverse than previously imagined. Money's engaging work considers this diversity in all its forms, exploring environments from the backyard pond to the ocean floor to the "mobile ecosystem" of our own bodies. A revitalised vision of life emerges from Money's lively narrative of the lowly, one in which we are challenged to reconsider our existence in proper relationship to the single-celled protists, bacteria, and viruses that constitute most of life on earth. Proposing a radical reformulation of biology education and research in the life sciences, The Amoeba in the Room is a compelling romp through the least visible and yet most prodigiously magnificent aspects of life on earth"--
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Money, Nicholas P
Dewey number
579
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Microbiology
  • Microbial ecology
Target audience
adult
Label
The amoeba in the room : lives of the microbes, Nicholas P. Money
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052795204
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 220 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780199665938
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
Label
The amoeba in the room : lives of the microbes, Nicholas P. Money
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052795204
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 220 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780199665938
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)

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