Where the Germs Are: A Scientific Safari

* Read ! Where the Germs Are: A Scientific Safari by Nicholas Bakalar Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB. Where the Germs Are: A Scientific Safari A guided tour through the strange and sometimes dangerous microscopic worldGerms are everywhere--in our intestines and on our skin as well as on kitchen counters, public toilets, doorknobs, and just about everything else. Profiling a rogues gallery of harmful germs--from the influenza virus, salmonella, and herpes to hepatitis, tuberculosis, and HIV--as well as helpful microbes (we actually need E. Why are there so many microorganisms? Which ones are dangerous? And how can we avoid the ones tha

Where the Germs Are: A Scientific Safari

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Rating : 4.51 (530 Votes)
Asin : B00DNL0KIA
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Number of Pages : 402 Pages
Publish Date : 2016-05-30
Language : English

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"Interesting and valuable information, well-presented" according to Dennis Littrell. The photo on the cover somehow hints at the sometimes ironic expression within. The cover shows a fifties housewife in black heels, nylons, lipstick, a modest hairdo and a house dress covered by an apron mopping her kitchen floor. She is smiling with pride. Her squeaky-clean persona represents the germaphobe in all of us--a class of humanity to which I belong and to which science writer Bakalar has aimed his book. Her pleased. "Good reading but no surprises" according to Pamela. I disagree with the first reviewer who gave this book a low rating. I think it's a pretty good overview of the details of which germs cause what illness, and how they're spread.I think the author does a nice job of handling what could be a highly technical subject. The book is comprehensible to the layperson, yet still difficult enough that you probably ought to have had college-level sciences in order to understand its compl. Very informative, not necessarily very entertaining Germs, primarily made up of bacteria and viruses, are as ubiquitous as air-they live everywhere in our homes, including inside our bodies. The book seeks to provide us with a practical guide for living with germs in a way that reduces the risks of incurring harm. He opens with a general discussion of what constitutes a germ, and catalogues some of the more notorious types and species. He then devotes a chapter each to the ger

For those in the general population, the kitchen is probably the room with the greatest potential for trouble with germs; on the other, er, hand, toilet seats are generally among the home's cleanest locales--surely an encouragement to potential readers of this book and related literature. Pet keeping, for instance, can improve the psychological outlook of young and old but also spread germs, because even adopting animals from pounds often requires the exchange of genuinely filthy lucre. William BeattyCopyright © American Library Association. Although regular hand washing can kill off or slow down infections just about anywhere, Bakalar's scrutiny of other "wisdom" (mostly advertising and popular) yields more mixed as

A guided tour through the strange and sometimes dangerous microscopic worldGerms are everywhere--in our intestines and on our skin as well as on kitchen counters, public toilets, doorknobs, and just about everything else. Profiling a rogue's gallery of harmful germs--from the influenza virus, salmonella, and herpes to hepatitis, tuberculosis, and HIV--as well as helpful microbes (we actually need E. Why are there so many microorganisms? Which ones are dangerous? And how can we avoid the ones that will make us sick? This entertaining and informative book provides the answers. Coli and other bacteria for proper digestion), the book reveals how different germs interact with the human body and what happens when they do.Nicholas Bakalar (New York, NY) is the author or coauthor of ten books,