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Unseen jungle : the microbes that secretly control our world / Eleanor Spicer Rice, PhD ; illustrated by Rob Wilson.

Spicer Rice, Eleanor, (author.). Wilson, Rob, (illustrator.).

"Microbes are everywhere: outside, indoors, on your body, in your body. In fact, only about half of our bodies' cells are human cells--the rest are microbes. Whether helping people digest their food or using mind-control techniques to lure mice into the path of hungry cats (no, really), microbes form an unseen jungle all around us. Through zany facts, hilarious and sometimes disgusting illustrations, and interviews with experts in their fields, aspiring young scientists (or kids who just want to be grossed out) will discover a hidden world in which your health depends on a myriad of microbes, houseflies get zombified by fungi, and termites are saving the planet one fart at a time"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781536226461
  • ISBN: 9781529512144
  • ISBN: 9781536232868
  • Physical Description: xiii, 161 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : MIT Kids Press, 2023.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 150-161).
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Subject: Microorganisms > Juvenile literature.
Bacteria > Juvenile literature.
Human body > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.
Trivia and miscellanea.
Illustrated works.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Emmaus Public Library.


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