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A BRIEF HISTORY OF BACTERIA

THE EVERLASTING GAME BETWEEN HUMANS AND BACTERIA


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    This book explains how pathogenic bacteria cause diseases, how the human immune system launches timely and effective defense mechanisms against bacterial infection, why the discovery and application of penicillin and streptomycin are so important, how scientists have created medicines to defeat bacteria, and why these bacteria might outsmart modern medicine. On the other hand, bacteria can be beneficial to humans: some bacteria live in harmony with the human body, and they are indispensable to our health. They also help in refining biological energy in the post-fossil fuel era, and in producing fermented food. With accessible language, illustrations and comics, this book tells the story of our tumultuous relationship with bacteria and how it has shaped history. Contents: Introducing Bacteria Friend or Foe? A Silent Battle in the Body A History of the Hard and Difficult War Against Bacteria A Protracted Tug of War Who will be the Winner? The War Continues Readership: Readers who are interested in the story of how bacteria have shaped our lives. Key Features: Contains illustrations and comics Explains how bacteria are not just detrimental to human health but also beneficial Explains why the abuse of antibiotics makes bacteria drug-resistant

    Detalhes do Produto

      • Ano de Edição: 2017
      • Ano:  2017
      • País de Produção: Canada
      • Código de Barras:  2001121265833
      • ISBN:  9789813225176

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