Meet Your Bacteria

Firefly Books Ltd

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A fascinating examination of the three pounds of bacteria living in a typical human being.

We are a society obsessed with cleanliness -- but is this a healthy obsession? Do we use antibacterial products correctly? Should my child wash her hands after playing in the park? Why does my doctor insist that I finish the bottle of antibiotics even though I feel better? What is Lactobacillus? And superbugs?

The human body plays host to trillions of bugs -- living microorganisms too tiny to see -- including our own personal, unique set of bacteria. We're only just beginning to understand the important role these bacteria play in human health.

Advertisers insist that bacteria are bad. Are they? Meet Your Bacteria has the answers.


Catherine Whitlock is a science writer with a BSc in Biological Sciences and a PhD in Immunology. She writes on science, medicine and nature and is based in Kent, England. She is the co-author of Meet Your Hormones with Nicola Temple.

Nicola Temple worked as a conservation biologist before becoming a full-time writer specializing in science and the environment. She has an MSc in Biological Sciences and lives in Bristol, England.

Pub Date: 2018
Format: Paperback with color illus.
Pages: 192
Size: 7.25 x 9.00 inches

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