If we could just get kids to read books like this, far more would develop a life long interest in science.
It would have been easy to make this book very dry, and the author did an excellent job of balancing scientific detail with a good narrative.
In E. coli's case, the "lumpers" prevailed and Zimmer explains clearly about "strains" of E. coli and their significance to us.
I'm not a biologist, but biology is one of my interests. Trying to understand simple lifeforms gives me a chance to actually understand. E. Read morePublished 2 months ago by readsalot
This little gem basically looks at evolution, from genetics to bioethics, from the "e. Coli's eye-view". Read morePublished 4 months ago by S. Ferguson
An astonishingly well written encompassing overview of E. Coli bacterium on the subject we, the public, didn't know much merely 20 years ago. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Boris Petrov
Over the past few years I have been led to read many interesting tomes on Earth and how we got to this point where understanding the actual subject can be broken down and explained... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Tone Ford
I had no idea E. Coli was such a fascinating creature. I normally am a lazy reader, preferring good fiction to non-fiction, but this book kept me engaged for the whole time. Read morePublished 11 months ago by voyager-sue
The author is a good writer, able to take the bacterium E. coli and show how interconnected we are on life's evolutionary journey through time. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Sunny
This book is a fascinating story about how we have learned about how genetics and cells work within our own bodies by studying one of the simplest forms of life, a bacteria called... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Andrew Wyllie
nice used paperback, and cheap.... i can write in margins and hi-lite, to prepare for group discussions. can't do that with a library copy. good old amazon!Published 13 months ago by S. D. liddell-jones
I selected this read as an expansion of my knowledge about bacteria and biochemistry. It did not disappoint. Read morePublished 19 months ago by evelyn novotny