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The secret life of germs : what they are, why we need them, and how we can protect ourselves against them

Author: Philip M Tierno
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the threats caused by an exploding level of germ infections, from the common cold to flesh-eating bacteria; offers ways to protect against infection; and discusses the media, germ warfare, and the importance of germs.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip M Tierno
ISBN: 0743421884 9780743421881
OCLC Number: 55037454
Description: xiv, 301 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The seeds of disease, seeds of life --
How we make each other sick --
The germ domain --
The germ factory --
The enemy within --
Person to person --
Common ground --
In thin air --
On the wing and on eight little legs --
Not the usual suspects --
The germ revolt --
Germ warfare and terrorism --
Germs for life.
Other Titles: Germs
Responsibility: Philip M. Tierno, Jr.
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Examines the threats caused by an exploding level of germ infections, from the common cold to flesh-eating bacteria; offers ways to protect against infection; and discusses the media, germ warfare, and the importance of germs.

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