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The Resource Never home alone : from microbes to millipedes, camel crickets, and honeybees, the natural history of where we live, Rob Dunn

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

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Never home alone : from microbes to millipedes, camel crickets, and honeybees, the natural history of where we live
Title
Never home alone
Title remainder
from microbes to millipedes, camel crickets, and honeybees, the natural history of where we live
Statement of responsibility
Rob Dunn
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A natural history of the wilderness in our homes, from the microbes in our showers to the crickets in our basements
  • "Picture this: after a long week, you finally have the house to yourself. As you settle into the couch, something stirs--a mouse darts out from under a cupboard, a fly zips past the window--and you suddenly realize that you're not alone after all. Indeed, our homes are buzzing with life, but aside from the pursuit of better pest control, we've had only the barest understanding of it. That is why Rob Dunn and his team decided to take a closer look. In [this book], Dunn reveals that our domestic domain, far from peaceful, is wild beyond imagination. From the Indian meal moths in the cupboard to the camel crickets living in the basement to the antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus waiting on the kitchen counter, every house is a wilderness brimming with thousands of species of insects, bacteria, fungi, and plants that live literally under our noses. To regain control over our critter-filled quarters, we fight back by obsessively sterilizing our homes. However, in doing so, we are unwittingly cultivating an entirely new playground for evolution, enabling deadly bacteria to thrive instead of species that help our immune systems and add flavor to foods like beer, sourdough bread, and kimchi. The 'healthier' we try to make our homes, the more likely we are to put our own health at risk. A rich natural history and a thrilling scientific investigation, Never Home Alone shows us that if we wish to thrive in our homes, we must welcome the unknown guests that have been there the whole time."--Dust jacket
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. Yet, as we obsess over sterilizing our homes and separating our spaces from nature, we are unwittingly cultivating an entirely new playground for evolution
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Award
Science Books and Films Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Young Adult Science Book, 2020.
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10740121
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DNAL/DLC
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Dunn, Rob R
Dewey number
570
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biology
  • Natural history
  • SCIENCE
  • Biology
  • Natural history
Target audience
adult
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from microbes to millipedes, camel crickets, and honeybees, the natural history of where we live
Label
Never home alone : from microbes to millipedes, camel crickets, and honeybees, the natural history of where we live, Rob Dunn
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1028213103
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 323 pages
Isbn
9781541645769
Lccn
2018015934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1028213103
Label
Never home alone : from microbes to millipedes, camel crickets, and honeybees, the natural history of where we live, Rob Dunn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1028213103
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 323 pages
Isbn
9781541645769
Lccn
2018015934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1028213103

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