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Good Germs, Bad Germs


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"Jessica Snyder Sachs successfully weaves story-telling, history, microbiology and evolution into an exciting account of the two aspects of microbes for humankind-the good and the bad. Through direct interviews and other primary sources, she provides the reader with up-to-date reporting in the areas of drug resistance, infection and new therapeutics. The book is a wonderful read." -Stuart B. Levy, M.D., author of "The Antibiotic Paradox: How the Misuse of Antibiotics Destroys their Curative Powers ""Jessica Snyder Sachs has a vital message about our future health: we have to get to know our microbes better. They are not simple germs to be wiped out with a magic drug, but complicated creatures whose existence is intimately intertwined with our own. In "Good Germs, Bad Germs," Sachs delivers one of the best accounts of the cutting edge of microbiology I've read in recent years." -Carl Zimmer, author of "Parasite Rex" and "Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea

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