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Never Home Alone - From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live (Paperback) Loot Price: R248
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Never Home Alone - From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live...

Never Home Alone - From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live (Paperback)

Rob Dunn

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In Never Home Alone, biologist Rob Dunn takes us to the edge of biology's latest frontier: our own homes. Every house is a wilderness -- from the Egyptian meal moths in our kitchen cupboards and the yeast in a sourdough starter, to the camel crickets living in the basement, to the thousands of species of insects, bacteria, fungi, and plants live literally under our noses. Our reaction, too often, is to sterilize. As we do, we unwittingly cultivate an entirely new playground for evolution. Unfortunately, this means that we have created a range of new parasites, from antibiotic-resistant microbes to nearly impossible to kill cockroaches, to threaten ourselves with, and destroyed helpful housemates. If we're not careful, the "healthier" we try to make our homes, the more likely we'll be putting our own health at risk. A rich natural history and a thrilling scientific investigation, Never Home Alone shows us that if are to truly thrive in our homes, we must learn to welcome the unknown guests that have been there the whole time.

General

Imprint: BasicBooks
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 15 November 2019
Authors: Rob Dunn
Dimensions: 210 x 140mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 336
ISBN-13: 978-1-5416-1830-5
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Earth & environment > The environment
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Conservation of the environment
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Animals & society
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Conservation of the environment > Conservation of wildlife & habitats
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Animals & society > General
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Conservation of the environment > Conservation of wildlife & habitats > General
LSN: 1-5416-1830-0
Barcode: 9781541618305

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