Includes bibliographical references (page 47) and index.
Ninety percent microbe -- Busy bacteria -- You are a habitat -- Fighting germs -- Can we be too clean? -- Discovering microbes.
Microbes are the oldest living organisms on the planet. They have been around for billions of years. Why haven t you seen them, then? Microbes are tiny, single-celled organisms millions could fit in the eye of a needle. You might think of microbes as organisms that make us sick. This is true, but it is also true that we couldn t live without them. Readers will be thrilled to learn more about the microscopic world of microbes and their impact on the humanbody.