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Every Living Thing

Man's Obsessive Quest to Catalog Life, from Nanobacteria to New Monkeys

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Every Living Thing by Rob Dunn
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Description

Biologists and laypeople alike have repeatedly claimed victory over life. A thousand years ago we thought we knew almost everything, a hundred years ago, too. But even today, Rob Dunn argues, discoveries we can't yet imagine still await us. More is unknown than known, whether about our bodies or the bottom of the sea. In a series of vivid portraits of scientists as interesting as the mysteries they chase, Dunn introduces the reader to breakthroughs that have changed the world and others that might still. With poetry and humor, Dunn reminds readers how tough and exhilarating it is to study the natural world, and why it matters.

Author Biography

Rob Dunn is an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at North Carolina State University and the author of several books, including Every Living Thing. A rising star in popular-science journalism, he writes for National Geographic, Natural History, Scientific American, BBC Wildlife, and Seed magazine. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with many thousands of wild species, including at least one species of mite living on his head.
Release date Australia
June 1st, 2010
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Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
HarperPerennial
Pages
288
Dimensions
135x203x16
ISBN-13
9780061430312
Product ID
3945488

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