The Secret Life of Germs : What They Are, Why We Need Them, and How We Can Protect Ourselves against Them (Reprint)

個数:

The Secret Life of Germs : What They Are, Why We Need Them, and How We Can Protect Ourselves against Them (Reprint)

  • 在庫がございません。海外の書籍取次会社を通じて出版社等からお取り寄せいたします。
    通常6~9週間ほどで発送の見込みですが、商品によってはさらに時間がかかることもございます。
    重要ご説明事項
    1. 納期遅延や、ご入手不能となる場合がございます。
    2. 複数冊ご注文の場合、分割発送となる場合がございます。
    3. 美品のご指定は承りかねます。
  • 【重要:入荷遅延について】
    各国での新型コロナウィルス感染拡大により、洋書・洋古書の入荷が不安定になっています。
    弊社サイト内で表示している標準的な納期よりもお届けまでに日数がかかる見込みでございます。
    申し訳ございませんが、あらかじめご了承くださいますようお願い申し上げます。

  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 304 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780743421881
  • DDC分類 616.9041

Full Description


Despite the remarkable advances of medical science, despite the fact that diseases that once decimated entire populations are themselves extinct, germs and microbes are challenging medicine in ways that were unimaginable only a decade ago. Germs are now being linked to a host of ailments, and every year some new horror story on killer germs surfaces. Suddenly it seems that there is an explosion of infections never before reported in modern history, all explains what kinds of threats actually exist by revealing the mechanisms behind some 150 recent germ 'events'. He dismantles sensationalist media scares to offer a glimpse of the underlying principles of the miracle of life, and takes the reader into the elegantly ordered world of microbes. He discusses pioneers of the 'Germ Century', such as Louis Pasteur, examines the 'germ factory' that is the human body, and scrutinizes a typical home. Yet with all this potentially terrifying information, Dr. Tierno is at heart an optimist. The recycling of matter, he explains, is the key to the perpetuation of life as we know it. Were it not for the action of germs, the earth would be uninhabitable. This incredible book is both a practical home resource and a fascinating guide to the hidden mysteries of the world around us, an engaging account that will keep readers mesmerized while helping them stay healthy.