I Contain Multitudes ~ by Ed Yong

This is a second reading of this because most of it went over my head the first time. My focus is not what it was before the virus and my mom’s health difficulties and this book is not something I can rip through.

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I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life 
by Ed Yong
2016 / 373 pages
read by Charlie Anson 9h 52m
rating – A / microbiology

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I got a whole lot more out of it this time. I knew it was there but my head wasn’t. It’s rather amazing how the human body is not a system unto itself. Microbes get involved and affect us in a large number and variety of ways both for good and ill.

I read this and reread it – I’m really not a science reader – much of it was yucky to me but I got used to it and by the end, where it’s worst, I was almost okay about it. I had the same reaction to Mary Roach’s book about corpses. Stiff.

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3 Responses to I Contain Multitudes ~ by Ed Yong

  1. That sounds interesting (in a way!). I know I’d have to really make myself focus, too, because science doesn’t roll into my brain easily, but it sounds like stuff I’d like to know about.

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  2. That sounds interesting (in a way!). I know I’d have to really make myself focus, too, because science doesn’t roll into my brain easily, but it sounds like stuff I’d like to know about.

    Like

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