Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live

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Basic Books, 1 de out. de 2019 - 336 páginas
The surprising science of the creepers, crawlers, wrigglers, and runners that call our homes, home
However domesticated our houses appear, they are wild beyond imagination. Look down in the basement, up in the attic, under the floorboards, and even in the showerhead, and you'll find life everywhere. Biologist Rob Dunn and his team have done it in homes worldwide, and they found nearly 200,000 species! In Never Home Alone, Dunn introduces us to these tiny tenants and shows us how -- in almost every case -- they make our lives better, and explains why trying to eradicate the bad ones just makes our lives worse. No one who reads this engrossing, revelatory, and just plain fun book will look at their home, or the life in it, in the same way again.
A New York Times Book Review's "Editor's Choice"
"Excellent." --Wall Street Journal
"You'll love Never Home Alone." --Bustle
"Utterly fascinating." --The Washington Post

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Comentário do usuário  - Tom.Wilson - LibraryThing

The best bit of nature writing I've read in the last year. Its about a previously mostly unknown world of microscopic organisms in your home. Don't worry most of them have no effect on your health, or ... Ler resenha completa

Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live

Comentário do usuário  - Publishers Weekly

Those who read this delightfully entertaining and scientifically enlightening book about the thousands of creatures who live alongside humans will never think about their homes in the same way again ... Ler resenha completa

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Sobre o autor (2019)

Rob Dunn is a professor in the Department of Applied Ecology at North Carolina State University and in the Natural History Museum of Denmark at the University of Copenhagen. He is also the author of five books. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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