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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
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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 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, from the Egyptian meal moths in our cupboards and camel crickets in our basements to the lactobacillus lounging on our kitchen counters. You are not alone. Yet, as we obsess over sterilizing our homes and separating our spaces from nature, we are unwittingly cultivating an entirely new playground for evolution. These changes are reshaping the organisms that live with us--prompting some to become more dangerous, while undermining those species that benefit our bodies or help us keep more threatening organisms at bay. No one who reads this engrossing, revelatory book will look at their homes in the same way again
Cataloging source
DNAL/DLC
Citation location within source
  • November 01, 2018
  • November 01, 2018
  • October 15, 2018
  • October 01, 2018
Citation source
  • Booklist
  • BookPage
  • Library Journal
  • Kirkus Reviews
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dunn, Rob R
Dewey number
570
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH309
LC item number
.D866 2018
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QH309
NAL item number
.D866 2018
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biology
  • Natural history
  • Insects
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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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wonder -- The hot spring in the basement -- Seeing in the dark -- Absence as a disease -- Bathing in a stream of life -- The problem with abundance -- The far sighted ecologist -- What good is a camel cricket? -- The problem with cockroaches is us -- Look what the cat dragged in -- Gardening the bodies of babies -- The flavor of biodiversity
Control code
BRD2018015934
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 323 pages
Isbn
9781541645769
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018015934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wonder -- The hot spring in the basement -- Seeing in the dark -- Absence as a disease -- Bathing in a stream of life -- The problem with abundance -- The far sighted ecologist -- What good is a camel cricket? -- The problem with cockroaches is us -- Look what the cat dragged in -- Gardening the bodies of babies -- The flavor of biodiversity
Control code
BRD2018015934
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 323 pages
Isbn
9781541645769
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018015934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1028213103

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