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  • I Contain Multitudes

    The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

    by Ed Yong ...
    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE WINNER OF THE 2021 PULITZER PRIZEYour 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 their genes. They also hold the key to understanding all life on earth.In I Contain Multitudes<.. ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Microbes from Hell

    Translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan ...
    The noted microbiologist “walks the reader through his fascinating journey to understand how life evolved” in this memoir of a major scientific discovery (Nature).At the close of the 1970s, a surprising biological discovery upended the long-held two-domain classification scheme used by most biologists—prokaryotes versus eukaryotes. That discovery was an entirely new group of organisms: archaea. ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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

    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

    $6.99 AUD

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

    "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

    $21.99 AUD

  • Viral: The Search for the Origin of Covid-19

    Understanding how Covid-19 started is more important than we know for the future of humankind.Determining whether the virus came from nature or from a lab will help us to safeguard against the next pandemic.This disease will forever punctuate modern history. It has led to the deaths of millions, sickened hundreds of millions and affected the lives of almost every person on the planet. We now know ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Virusphere: Ebola, AIDS, COVID-19 and the Hidden World of the Virus

    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

    $12.99 AUD

  • Life's Engines

    How Microbes Made Earth Habitable

    Book 24 - Science Essentials
    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

    $24.99 AUD

  • The Language of Life

    DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine

    "His groundbreaking work has changed the very ways we consider our health and examine disease.” —Barack ObamaFrom Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institute of Health, 2007 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and 15-year head of the Human Genome Project, comes one of the most important medical books of the year: The Language of Life. With accessible, insightful prose, Dr. ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Virolution

    by Frank Ryan ...
    The extraordinary role of viruses in evolution and how this is revolutionising biology and medicine.Darwin's theory of evolution is still the greatest breakthrough in biological science. His explanation of the role of natural selection in driving the evolution of life on earth depended on steady variation of living things over time – but he was unable to explain how this variation occurred. In the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Psychobiotic Revolution

    Mood, Food, and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection

    Written by the leading researchers in the field, this information-rich guide to improving your mood explains how gut health drives psychological well-being, and how depression and anxiety can be relieved by adjusting your intestinal bacteria.This groundbreaking book explains the revolutionary new science of psychobiotics and the discovery that your brain health and state of mind are intimately ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Rabbits with Horns and Other Astounding Viruses

    by Carl Zimmer ...
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    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

    $1.99 AUD

  • The Machinery of Life

    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

    $49.99 AUD

  • The Perfect Predator

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

    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

  • The Microworld Miracle

    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

    $88.99 AUD

  • Small Wonders

    how microbes rule our world

    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

    $22.99 AUD

  • Good Germs, Bad Germs

    Health and Survival in a Bacterial World

    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

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Amoeba in the Room

    Lives of the Microbes

    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

    $25.99 AUD

  • Mind

    A Unified Theory of Life and Intelligence

    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

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Biography of Resistance

    The Epic Battle Between People and Pathogens

    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

  • Microbiology

    by BarCharts,Inc ...
    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

    $6.99 AUD

  • An Epidemic of Absence

    A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases

    A brilliant, groundbreaking report on the dramatic rise of allergic and autoimmune disease, and the controversial therapies scientists are developing to correct these disorders.From asthma to Crohn’s disease, everyone knows someone who suffers from an allergic or autoimmune disorder. And if it appears that the prevalence of these maladies has increased recently, that’s because it has—to levels ... Read more

    $19.99 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

    $15.99 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