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Planet of Microbes

Planet of Microbes free read Æ 9 characters Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Ted Anton Ted Anton ✓ 9 summary Don’t be alarmed though many microbes are allies in achieving our to say nothing of our planet’s health             In Planet of Microbes Ted Anton takes readers through the most recent discoveries about microbes revealing their unexpected potential to reshape the future of the planet For years we knew little about these invisible invaders considering them as little than our enemies in our fight against infectious disease But the we learn about microbes the it’s become clear that our very lives depend on them They may also hold the answers to some of science’s most pressing proble. This book is supposed to be about the recent discoveries that have to do with microbes In fact it ends up being a long winded somewhat disorganised poorly written biography of the scientists involved in those discoveries There is minimal actual science in this book none of which is explained properly and even the discoveries are given highly superficial treatment thus providing a vague idea of the importance of microbes but not explaining how they do what they do There were also many repetitions and what I assume are editing oversights left out words and nonsense sentences as well as some oddball choices such as describing Lynne Margulis by her maiden surname Alexander then in the same paragraph referring to her by her second marriage surname Margulis while discussing her first marriage to Carl Sagan or discussing one scientist and then jumping around to other scientists and different topics before randomly jumping back to the first scientist Nothing in this book is new The topics covered in this book are discussed successfully in other books OTHER BOOKS ABOUT MICROBES I Contain Multitudes The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong Amoeba in the Room Lives of the Microbes by Nicholas P Money The Hidden Half of Nature The Microbial Roots of Life and Health by David R Montgomery March of the Microbes Sighting the Unseen by John L Ingraham Superbug The Fatal Menace of MRSA by Maryn McKenna The Killers Within The Deadly Rise Of Drug Resistant Bacteria by Michael Shnayerson Mark J Plotkin Power Sex Suicide Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life by Nick Lane

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Planet of Microbes free read Æ 9 characters Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Ted Anton Ted Anton ✓ 9 summary We live in a time of unprecedented scientific knowledge about the origins of life on Earth But if we want to grasp the big picture we have to start small very small That’s because the real heroes of the story of life on Earth are microbes the tiny living organisms we cannot see with the naked eye Microbes were Earth’s first lifeforms early anaerobic inhabitants that created the air we breathe Today they live invisible and seemingly invincible in every corner of the planet from Yellowstone’s scalding hot springs to Antarctic mountaintops to inside our very bodies than a hundred trillion of them. Incredibly disorganized and repetitiveWas there an editor at all I wonderSomewhere in here there is an interesting story to be told Hopefully someone will tell it coherently soon

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Planet of Microbes free read Æ 9 characters Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Ted Anton Ted Anton ✓ 9 summary Ms including how to combat a warming planet clean up the environment and help the body fight off a wide variety of diseases Anton has spent years interviewing and working with the determined scientists who hope to harness the work of microbes and he breaks down the science while also sharing incredible behind the scenes stories of the research taking place everywhere from microbreweries to Mars             The world’s tiniest organisms were here than three billion years before us We live in their world and Planet of Microbes at last gives these unsung heroes the recognition they deserve. This science book is written by an English professor so one would expect it to be well written at least Not so Sentence fragments Sentences that don t make any sense I could not finish this book it made me too mad

  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • Planet of Microbes
  • Ted Anton
  • en
  • 04 March 2020
  • 9780226353944

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  1. says: review Planet of Microbes characters Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Ted Anton Ted Anton ✓ 9 summary

    [Read] (Planet of Microbes) characters Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Ted Anton review Planet of Microbes I agree with some of the GoodReads reviewers that Planet of Microbes is disjointed He makes a bunch of small errors that the editor should have caught But still there is a ton of interesting information within these 265 pages It does explore the pioneers who put forth ideas of the importance of symbiosis in evolution and cell development He has visited and talked with many who have done microbial research and others who have searched for th

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    [Read] (Planet of Microbes) Other reviews were pretty negative but I thought this was a fascinating bookYes it would have profited from an editor and won't win any literary prizes Dr Anton does a lot of name dropping and it can be hard to follow If you were a biology major in college you will already be familiar with many of the names and then the ideas and connections expressed are fascinating I was geeking out over parts of it

  3. says: [Read] (Planet of Microbes) Ted Anton ✓ 9 summary review Planet of Microbes

    review Planet of Microbes [Read] (Planet of Microbes) Ted Anton ✓ 9 summary Incredibly disorganized and repetitiveWas there an editor at all?? I wonderSomewhere in here there is an interesting story to be told Hopefully someone will tell it coherently soon

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    [Read] (Planet of Microbes) I just made it one chapter in There are no explanations of science concepts just simple descriptions of events and I've already spotted two words missing in sentences Poor science writing and poor editing of a fascinating topic

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    Ted Anton ✓ 9 summary characters Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Ted Anton [Read] (Planet of Microbes) I tried I really tried with this oneI was super excited when I found this book on the shelf at the library Ooo a new book on microbesI read the back jacket and found the author was an English professor Having a scientific background I thought to myself eh an English professor writing science? Then I thought well maybe that's a good

  6. says: review Planet of Microbes Ted Anton ✓ 9 summary [Read] (Planet of Microbes)

    [Read] (Planet of Microbes) characters Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Ted Anton This book is supposed to be about the recent discoveries that have to do with microbes In fact it ends up being a long wind

  7. says: [Read] (Planet of Microbes) Ted Anton ✓ 9 summary review Planet of Microbes

    [Read] (Planet of Microbes) Ted Anton ✓ 9 summary review Planet of Microbes If you watch the Big Bang Theory read the Science section of the New York Times and live on the line where nature meets poetry Planet of Microbes by Ted Anton will engage you in the history and future of microbes Anton is as much a historian of science as he is a creative nonfiction writerYou don’t have to und

  8. says: [Read] (Planet of Microbes) Ted Anton ✓ 9 summary review Planet of Microbes

    [Read] (Planet of Microbes) As a total newbie to Microbiology I truly enjoyed this book I loved that it showed the history if microbes discoveries where the microbes are useful and how they're used and where the research focuses today It's a really good start for someone with 0 knowledge about the microbes who'd like to learn how the science got interested with them

  9. says: review Planet of Microbes Ted Anton ✓ 9 summary characters Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Ted Anton

    [Read] (Planet of Microbes) Ted Anton ✓ 9 summary review Planet of Microbes This 'science' book is written by an English professor so one would expect it to be well written at least Not so Sentence fragments Sentences

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    review Planet of Microbes characters Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Ted Anton Ted Anton ✓ 9 summary Planet of Microbes is a high octane story of microbiological discovery See my full review at

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