Sunday, December 18, 2016

I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of LifeI Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book is about all the fascinating things bacteria do and are responsible for. It's very well-researched. I wanted to give it more stars but I didn't find it enjoyable to read despite already being very interested in the topic. I think part of the reason I didn't enjoy it was its organization.

Another part of why I didn't like reading it was its focus on animals and insects. I know this research is necessary to lay the groundwork for all we do and don't know about how bacteria affects humans, but I preferred the small and largely split up sections about humans and human environments, but then I'd have to read through a long section about insects that eat their prey alive from the inside ... And end up basically having a crisis of spirituality. Kidding, but only a little.

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