In <I>Human Wildlife</I>, Dr. Robert Buckman takes us on an engrossingly detailed journey through the hoards of organisms that thrive within, on, and uncomfortably close to our bodies. The voyage includes a mix of humorous text and astonishing photographs. From bedbugs to bacteria, the doctor reminds us that even when we think we are by ourselves, we are never alone.
(Jeffrey C. May, author of My House is Killing Me!
[A]n authoritative and inherently fascinating study of the bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites that live within and upon human beings... Full-color photographs (many of the magnified pictures of microscope viewings) add a stunningly effective touch to this accessible informational resource for biology studentsa nd non-specialist general readers alike.
Kids (and curious adults) will love this bestiary of ugly little creatures... Written with humor and a light touch.
(Christy Karras Salt Lake Tribune
This is a book that just about everyone will find in some measure fascinating, disturbing, engaging, repulsive and funny... buy it for a friend who worries about 'germs.'
About the Author
<B>Dr. Robert Buckman </B> is a medical oncologist at Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Center in Toronto and a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto. He is the author of numerous books, including <I>How to Break Bad News</I> and <I>What You Really Need to Know about Cancer</I>, both available from Johns Hopkins.