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Never home alone from microbes to millipedes, camel crickets, and honeybees, the natural history of where we live

by Dunn, Rob R.,

Format: Kindle Book 2018 2018
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Summary
Even when the floors are sparkling clean and the house seems silent, our domestic domain is wild beyond imagination. In Never Home Alone, biologist Rob Dunn introduces us to the nearly 200,000 species living with us in our own homes, from the Egyptian meal moths in our cupboards and camel crickets in our basements to the lactobacillus lounging on our kitchen counters. You are not alone. Yet, as we obsess over sterilizing our homes and separating our spaces from nature, we are unwittingly cultivating an entirely new playground for evolution. These changes are reshaping the organisms that live with us--prompting some to become more dangerous, while undermining those species that benefit our bodies or help us keep more threatening organisms at bay. No one who reads this engrossing, revelatory book will look at their homes in the same way again.
Contents
Wonder
The hot spring in the basement
Seeing in the dark
Absence as a disease
Bathing in a stream of life
The problem with abundance
The far sighted ecologist
What good is a camel cricket?
The problem with cockroaches is us
Look what the cat dragged in
Gardening the bodies of babies
The flavor of biodiversity.

Additional Information
Subjects Biology Popular works
Natural history Popular works
Nature
Science
Nonfiction
History
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Basic Books2018
2018
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
Format: OverDrive Read
Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781541645752
9781541645752
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