A thrilling, witty, genre-busting book on microbes, one of science's hottest topics, by a debut writer with a huge following.
Ed Yong is an award-winning science writer who reports for The
Atlantic. His blog, Not Exactly Rocket Science, is hosted by
National Geographic, and his work has also appeared in
Wired, the New York Times, Nature, the BBC,
New Scientist, Scientific American, the
Guardian, The Times and more. He lives in London.
You can find him on twitter @edyong209 and sign up to his weekly newsletter, The Ed's Up, on http-//tinyletter.com/edyong209/.
Super-interesting... He just keeps imparting one surprising,
fascinating insight after the next. I Contain Multitudes is
science journalism at its best -- Bill Gates
[A] marvellous, thrilling and richly annotated book... I call it marvellous: everything about the microbial world is to be marvelled at. And it is a page-turner in a very old-fashioned sense. All life is here, and death too, and sex and violence, including deviations of which you had never dreamed ... We have an inner life, in every sense, and are the richer for it: richer still for this witty and compelling book. -- Tim Radford * Guardian *
Beyond fascinating. An amazing book. It'll change the way you think about the world. It'll change who you think you are. -- Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk
Momentous ... an essential read -- Bryan Appleyard * Sunday Times *
I Contain Multitudes makes the importance of popularising science...sparklingly clear... From his vibrant introduction to his witty endnotes, Yong's expertise and narration hold no less wonder than a sacred text. -- Kate Womersley * Spectator *