SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2017 AND THE ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2017 THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Your body is teeming with tens of trillions of microbes. It’s an entire world, a colony full of life. In other words, you contain multitudes. They sculpt our organs, protect us from diseases, guide our behaviour, and bombard us with their genes. They also hold the key to understanding all life on earth. In I Contain Multitudes, Ed Yong opens our eyes and invites us to marvel at ourselves and other animals in a new light, less as individuals and more as thriving ecosystems. You'll never think about your mind, body or preferences in the same way again. 'Super-interesting... He just keeps imparting one surprising, fascinating insight after the next. I Contain Multitudes is science journalism at its best' Bill Gates
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Drawing on the insights of lyric poetic theory, this book offers a fresh reading of Second Isaiah. This approach advances an argument that the tensive and conflicted divine voice is primary unifying factor in the sequence of poems.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe meets I'll Give You the Sun in an exhilarating and emotional novel about the growing relationship between two teenage boys, told through the letters they write to one another. Jonathan Hopkirk and Adam "Kurl" Kurlansky are partnered in English class, writing letters to one another in a weekly pen pal assignment. With each letter, the two begin to develop a friendship that eventually grows into love. But with homophobia, bullying, and devastating family secrets, Jonathan and Kurl struggle to overcome their conflicts and hold onto their relationship...and each other. This rare and special novel celebrates love and life with engaging characters and stunning language, making it perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson, Nina LaCour, and David Levithan.
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. In "I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life" Ed Yong paints a miraculous picture of the microscopic organisms and our relationships with them that sustain nearly all life on Earth. This SUMOREADS Analysis offers supplementary material to "I Contain Multitudes" to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, SUMOREADS Analysis is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 30 minutes! What does this SUMOREADS Analysis Include? Executive summary of the original book Key takeaways & analysis An editorial review A brief bio of the author Original Book Summary Overview Ed Yong's "I Contain Multitudes" is an awe-inspiring exploration of the hidden universe of microorganisms-from the way they shaped the evolution of plants and animals to the way they steer adaptations to hostile environments today. Yong writes with wit and candor, recasting microbes from their conventional role of infectious villains to (mostly harmless) support players. Anyone harboring the minutest curiosity about the thriving life beneath their skin and inside their guts will find this book an incredibly insightful read. BEFORE YOU BUY: The purpose of this SUMOREADS Analysis is to help you decide if it's worth the time, money and effort reading the original book (if you haven't already). SUMOREADS has pulled out the essence-but only to help you ascertain the value of the book for yourself. This analysis is meant as a supplement to, and not a replacement for, "I Contain Multitudes."
Being a teenager is tough. Being part of the first generation of teenagers to share their body and soul with one of the aliens who just barely destroyed the earth: way tougher. This compact but powerful short story from Ben Burgis, a relative newcomer to the speculative fiction world, places everyday teen angst on a landscape of intergalactic and interspecies conflict, to chilling effect. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The Green Studies Reader is a comprehensive selection of critical texts addressing the connection between ecology, culture and literature. It offers a guide to the field of ecocriticism and material on green issues.
Series Editors: David O'Connell, Georgia State University and Alan Shucard, University of Wisconsin-Parkside Authoritative, in-depth studies of the development of poetry within specific countries worldwide. Each volume is written by a distinguished scholar in the field and offers: A definitive chronology of poets and publications An incisive general history of the nation's poetry Original, accessible analyses of all major poets, poems, and literary movements Convenient reference features-including notes and references, an annotated bibliography, and an index