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  • Good Germs, Bad Germs

    Health and Survival in a Bacterial World

    by Jessica Snyder Sachs

    Making Peace with MicrobesPublic sanitation and antibiotic drugs have brought about historic increases in the human life span; they have also unintentionally produced new health crises by disrupting the intimate, age-old balance between humans and the microorganisms that inhabit our bodies and our environment. As a result, antibiotic resistance now ranks among the gravest medical problems of ... Read more

    $15.50 AUD

  • I Contain Multitudes

    The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

    by Ed Yong

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2017SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2017THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERYour body is teeming with tens of trillions of microbes. It’s an entire world, a colony full of life.In other words, you contain multitudes.They sculpt our organs, protect us from diseases, guide our behaviour, and bombard us with t... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microbiology

    Simple Explanations of Complex Concepts About the Tiniest Life Forms

    by Jeffrey J. Byrd Ph.D. and 1 more

    Microbiology, the branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans, is a key part of medical training curriculum. Written by a top professor of microbiology and an experienced science writer, this book is a basic microbiology course that can be understood by anyone, including medical students, profesisonals wanting to bone up of the subjects, and laypersons wanting to know ... Read more

    $24.52 AUD

  • Smallpox, Syphilis and Salvation: Medical breakthroughs that changed the world

    by Sheryl Persson

    SMALLPOX, SYPHILIS AND SALVATION is a highly accessible, engaging look at modern medicine. Since ancient times, mankind has searched for ways to defeat disease. It has only been in the last 200 years that scientists have made major inroads in medical science, and as a result, many, many lives have been, and continue to be, saved. From intense rivalries and vanity to bitter jealousies and ... Read more

    $6.15 AUD

  • The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health

    by David R. Montgomery and 1 more

    "Sure to become a game-changing guide to the future of good food and healthy landscapes." —Dan Barber, chef and author of The Third PlatePrepare to set aside what you think you know about yourself and microbes. The Hidden Half of Nature reveals why good health—for people and for plants—depends on Earth’s smallest creatures. Restoring life to their barren yard and recovering from a health crisis, ... Read more

    $21.11 AUD

  • Life's Engines

    How Microbes Made Earth Habitable

    by Paul G. Falkowski

    series Science Essentials #24
    The marvelous microbes that made life on Earth possible and support our very existenceFor almost four billion years, microbes had the primordial oceans all to themselves. The stewards of Earth, these organisms transformed the chemistry of our planet to make it habitable for plants, animals, and us. Life's Engines takes readers deep into the microscopic world to explore how these marvelous ... Read more

    $24.63 AUD

  • The Machinery of Life

    by David S. Goodsell

    Imagine that we had some way to look directly at the molecules in a living organism. An x-ray microscope would do the trick, or since we’re dreaming, perhaps an Asimov-style nanosubmarine (unfortunately, neither is currently feasible). Think of the wonders we could witness firsthand: antibodies atta- ing a virus, electrical signals racing down nerve fibers, proteins building new strands of DNA. ... Read more

    $49.49 AUD

  • Rabbits with Horns and Other Astounding Viruses

    by Carl Zimmer

    series Chicago Shorts
    Viruses are the smallest living things known to science, yet they hold the entire planet in their sway. Rabbits with Horns and Other Astounding Viruses explores the bizarre places viruses dwell, and considers the often unexpected ways they influence our world. From agricultural production and crystal caves to rabbits with horns and cervical cancer, viruses are behind many of the wonders—some ... Read more

    $1.52 AUD

  • Virusphere: Explains the science behind the coronavirus outbreak

    by Frank Ryan

    A virologist’s insight into how viruses evolve and why global epidemics are inevitableIn 1993 a previously healthy young man was drowning in the middle of a desert, in fluids produced by his own lungs. This was the beginning of the terrifying Sin Nombre hantavirus epidemic and the start of a scientific journey that would forever change our understanding of what it means to be human.After ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Perfect Predator

    A Scientist's Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug: A Memoir

    by Steffanie Strathdee and 2 more

    An electrifying memoir of one woman's extraordinary effort to save her husband's life-and the discovery of a forgotten cure that has the potential to save millions more."A memoir that reads like a thriller." -New York Times Book Review"A fascinating and terrifying peek into the devastating outcomes of antibiotic misuse**-**and what happens when standard health care falls short." **-**Sc... ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD

  • Microbiology

    by BarCharts and 1 more

    Get the information you need to know regarding Microbiology with this handy guide. It contains information on: the history of microbiology, kingdoms, prokaryotes & eukaryotes, cell theory and much more. ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD

  • Pleased to Meet Me

    Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are

    by Bill Sullivan

    Why are you attracted to a certain "type?" Why are you a morning person? Why do you vote the way you do? From a witty new voice in popular science comes a clever, life-changing look at what makes you you."I can't believe I just said that." "What possessed me to do that?" "What's wrong with me?" We're constantly seeking answers to these fundamental human questions, and now, science has the answers. ... Read more

    $16.05 AUD

  • Small Wonders

    how microbes rule our world

    by Idan Ben-Barak

    In the spirit of Natalie Angier’s The Canon, and writing with the verve and wit of Bill Bryson, Small Wonders takes the reader on a fantastic voyage to the microscopic, but massively influential, world of microbiology. It’s a strange and dangerous world where oxygen is a lethal poison, sulphur is a delicious treat, deception is a basic survival skill, and perfectly good alcohol is simply thrown ... Read more

    $22.98 AUD

  • Superbug

    The Fatal Menace of MRSA

    by Maryn McKenna

    LURKING in our homes, hospitals, schools, and farms is a terrifying pathogen that is evolving faster than the medical community can track it or drug developers can create antibiotics to quell it. That pathogen is MRSA—methicillin-resistant Staphyloccocus aureus—and Superbug is the first book to tell the story of its shocking spread and the alarming danger it poses to us all.Doctors long thought ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Microworld Miracle

    by Harun Yahya (Adnan Oktar)

    Are you ever really alone?Even when you think you are sitting at home alone, you are still in the company of a great number of living things. Bacteria live on you and in your body, and constantly protect you and also, occasionally, cause you to become ill. Mites that are spread everywhere, from the chair you sit in to your carpet, to the air you breathe. Moulds and fungi begin reproducing on foods ... Read more

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  • Principles of Molecular Virology

    by Alan J. Cann

    Principles of Molecular Virology, Sixth Edition, provides an easily accessible introduction to modern virology, presenting principles in a clear and concise manner.This fully updated edition explores and explains the fundamental aspects of virology, including the structure of virus particles and genome, replication, gene expression, infection, pathogenesis and subviral agents.In addition, this ... Read more

    $85.46 AUD

  • An Epidemic of Absence

    A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases

    by Moises Velasquez-Manoff

    A brilliant, cutting-edge exploration of the dramatic rise of allergic and autoimmune diseases and the controversial, potentially groundbreaking therapies that scientists are developing to correct these disordersWhether it is asthma, food or pollen allergies, type-1 diabetes, lupus, multiple sclerosis, or Crohn’s disease, everyone knows someone who suffers from an allergic or autoimmune disorder. ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Biography of Resistance

    The Epic Battle Between People and Pathogens

    by Muhammad H. Zaman

    Award-winning Boston University educator and researcher Muhammad H. Zaman provides a chilling look at the rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, explaining how we got here and what we must do to address this growing global health crisis.In September 2016, a woman in Nevada became the first known case in the U.S. of a person who died of an infection resistant to every antibiotic available. Her ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Amoeba in the Room

    Lives of the Microbes

    by Nicholas P. Money

    Animals and plants rule the world - or do they? A cup of seawater contains 100 million cells which are preyed upon by billions of viruses; a pinch of soil swarms with cryptic microbes whose activities are a mystery; 50 million tons of fungal spores are released into the atmosphere every year and affect the weather; and, human beings are mobile ecosystems that farm, and are farmed by, vast ... Read more

    $26.72 AUD

  • Mind

    A Unified Theory of Life and Intelligence

    by Frank T. Vertosick Jr.

    In this “engaging” book, a noted neurosurgeon explores the possibility of intelligence in bacteria and other microorganisms (Library Journal).It has a goal and a strategy to achieve it. It disguises itself as it stealthily surveys its enemy’s vulnerabilities. It mobilizes its resources to conquer. It bides its time until it is certain it can overwhelm its victim. Then it attacks. If it detects ... Read more

    $11.76 AUD

  • Microbiology For Dummies

    by Jennifer Stearns and 1 more

    Microbiology For Dummies (9781119544425) was previously published as Microbiology For Dummies (9781118871188). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.Microbiology is the study of life itself, down to the smallest particleMicrobiology is a fascinating field that explores life down ... Read more

    $30.99 AUD

  • Fearsome Fauna

    A Field Guide to the Creatures That Live in You

    by Roger M. Knutson

    Hypochondriacs beware-- would you believe the nastiest creatures in the known universe live inside our bodies? Not content to just find a home and produce offspring in our internal space, parasites will drink our blood, eat our cells, and infest our muscles. There is very little that can be said in their favor, with perhaps one exception-- they are truly fascinating!Fearsome Fauna is a wickedly ... Read more

    $12.53 AUD

  • The Malaria Capers: Tales of Parasites and People

    by Robert S. Desowitz

    "Reads like a murder mystery…[Desowitz] writes with uncommon lucidity and verse, leaving the reader with a vivid understanding of malaria and other tropical diseases, and the ways in which culture, climate and politics have affected their spread and containment." —New York TimesWhy, Robert S. Desowitz asks, has biotechnical research on malaria produced so little when it had promised so much? An ... Read more

    $24.63 AUD

  • Wine Science

    Principles and Applications

    by Ronald S. Jackson

    Wine Science, Third Edition, covers the three pillars of wine science – grape culture, wine production, and sensory evaluation. It takes readers on a scientific tour into the world of wine by detailing the latest discoveries in this exciting industry.From grape anatomy to wine and health, this book includes coverage of material not found in other enology or viticulture texts including details on ... Read more

    $142.55 AUD