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Never Home Alone

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A natural history of the wilderness in our homes, from the microbes in our showers to the crickets in our basements
Even when the floors are sparkling clean and the house seems silent, our domestic domain is wild beyond imagination. In Never Home Alone, biologist Rob Dunn introduces us to the nearly 200,000 species living with us in our own homes, from the Egyptian meal moths in our cupboards and camel crickets in our basements to the Lactobacillus lounging on our kitchen counters. You are not alone. Yet, as we obsess over sterilizing our homes and separating our spaces from nature, we are unwittingly cultivating an entirely new playground for evolution. These changes are reshaping the organisms that live with us—prompting some to become more dangerous, while undermining those species that benefit our bodies or help us keep more threatening organisms at bay. No one who reads this engrossing, revelatory book will look at their homes in the same way again.

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Publisher: Basic Books

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  • ISBN: 9781541645752
  • Release date: November 6, 2018

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  • ISBN: 9781541645752
  • Release date: November 6, 2018

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  • ISBN: 9781541645752
  • File size: 17256 KB
  • Release date: November 6, 2018

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A natural history of the wilderness in our homes, from the microbes in our showers to the crickets in our basements
Even when the floors are sparkling clean and the house seems silent, our domestic domain is wild beyond imagination. In Never Home Alone, biologist Rob Dunn introduces us to the nearly 200,000 species living with us in our own homes, from the Egyptian meal moths in our cupboards and camel crickets in our basements to the Lactobacillus lounging on our kitchen counters. You are not alone. Yet, as we obsess over sterilizing our homes and separating our spaces from nature, we are unwittingly cultivating an entirely new playground for evolution. These changes are reshaping the organisms that live with us—prompting some to become more dangerous, while undermining those species that benefit our bodies or help us keep more threatening organisms at bay. No one who reads this engrossing, revelatory book will look at their homes in the same way again.

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Basic Books

    Kindle Book
    ISBN: 9781541645752
    Release date: November 6, 2018

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781541645752
    Release date: November 6, 2018

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781541645752
    File size: 17256 KB
    Release date: November 6, 2018

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    Kindle Book
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