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Planet Earth

Microcosm in the Guardian, Columbia Journalism Review

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerAugust 2, 2008 8:24 AM


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The Guardian has just reviewed Microcosm: E. coli and the New Science of Life:

"This is a thought-provoking book that wrenches us from our human-centred perspective and gives us a guide to life through the chemical-sensing molecules of a species that was here long before we were, and which will certainly outlive us."

The full review is here. The Columbia Journalism Reviewwants you to read it too...

"It is a story of discovery that illuminates a microscopic and alien world and explains how it has helped guide the course of human history. Anybody that picks up a copy will find that Zimmer has produced a book not just about E. coli, but about microbiology and evolution itself."

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