"I look at life through a lens made of _E. coli_," writes Zimmer, and writes convincingly about how biologists are doing the same.
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.
The ubiquitous nature of E. coli and the various strains identified rendered it the workhorse of biological research laboratories.
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 4 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 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
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 5 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 7 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 7 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 13 months ago by evelyn novotny
This was a very interesting book that I felt could be described as "The Selfish Gene" (by Richard Dawkins) of microbiology. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Madeline Whistler
This is a very engaging book about E. coli. I am not finding it quite as engaging as some of Zimmers other books but still fascinating.Published 17 months ago by Spizaklw
The first few chapters of this book contain a lot of history that I already know. Specifically, the long-time-coming agreement on DNA as a molecule of heredity. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Jordan Farr