Originally published as: Small wonders : how microbes rule our world. Carlton North, Vic. : Scribe Publications, 2008.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-204).
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Bugs on display -- Bugs on the map -- Bugs on the move -- Bugs on the sly -- Bugs on us -- Bugs on the job -- Bugs on reflection -- Bugs encore.
Introduces the lives of genes, proteins, bacteria, and viruses and explains the numerous ways in which they influence and benefit life on Earth, from creating antibiotics, to manufacturing food, to eliminating radioactive waste.