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Missing microbes : how the overuse of antibiotics is fueling our modern plagues / Martin J. Blaser, MD.

Blaser, Martin J. (Author).

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  • 22 of 22 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Booth & Dimock Library - Coventry.

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Booth & Dimock Library - Coventry ANF 615.792 BLA (Text to phone) 33260000172362 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780805098105 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0805098100 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 273 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-256) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Modern plagues -- Our microbial planet -- The human microbiome -- The rise of pathogens -- The wonder drugs -- The overuse of antibiotics -- The modern farmer -- Mother and child -- A forgotten world -- Heartburn -- Trouble breathing -- Taller -- ... And fatter -- Modern plagues revisited -- Antibiotic winter -- Solutions.
Summary, etc.:
"A critically important and startling look at the harmful effects of overusing antibiotics, from the field's leading expert Tracing one scientist's journey toward understanding the crucial importance of the microbiome, this revolutionary book will take readers to the forefront of trail-blazing research while revealing the damage that overuse of antibiotics is doing to our health: contributing to the rise of obesity, asthma, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer. In Missing Microbes, Dr. Martin Blaser invites us into the wilds of the human microbiome where for hundreds of thousands of years bacterial and human cells have existed in a peaceful symbiosis that is responsible for the health and equilibrium of our body. Now, this invisible eden is being irrevocably damaged by some of our most revered medical advances--antibiotics--threatening the extinction of our irreplaceable microbes with terrible health consequences. Taking us into both the lab and deep into the fields where these troubling effects can be witnessed firsthand, Blaser not only provides cutting edge evidence for the adverse effects of antibiotics, he tells us what we can do to avoid even more catastrophic health problems in the future. "-- Provided by publisher.
"Tracing one scientist's journey toward understanding the crucial importance of the microbiome, this revolutionary book will take readers to the forefront of trail-blazing research while revealing the damage that overuse of antibiotics is doing to our health: contributing to the rise of obesity, asthma, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer. In Missing Microbes, Dr. Martin Blaser invites us into the wilds of the human microbiome where for hundreds of thousands of years bacterial and human cells have existed in a peaceful symbiosis that is responsible for the health and equilibrium of our body. Now, this invisible eden is being irrevocably damaged by some of our most revered medical advances--antibiotics--threatening the extinction of our irreplaceable microbes with terrible health consequences. Taking us into both the lab and deep into the fields where these troubling effects can be witnessed firsthand, Blaser not only provides cutting edge evidence for the adverse effects of antibiotics, he tells us what we can do to avoid even more catastrophic health problems in the future"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Antibiotics.
Antibiotics > Effectiveness.
Drug resistance in microorganisms.

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Missing Microbes : How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues
Missing Microbes : How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues
by Blaser, Martin J.
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Missing Microbes : How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues


"In Missing Microbes , Martin Blaser sounds [an] alarm. He patiently and thoroughly builds a compelling case that the threat of antibiotic overuse goes far beyond resistant infections."-- Nature Renowned microbiologist Dr. Martin J. Blaser invites us into the wilds of the human microbiome, where for hundreds of thousands of years bacterial and human cells have existed in a peaceful symbiosis that is responsible for the equilibrium and health of our bodies. Now this invisible Eden is under assault from our overreliance on medical advances including antibiotics and caesarian sections, threatening the extinction of our irreplaceable microbes and leading to severe health consequences. Taking us into the lab to recount his groundbreaking studies, Blaser not only provides elegant support for his theory, he guides us to what we can do to avoid even more catastrophic health problems in the future. " Missing Microbes is science writing at its very best--crisply argued and beautifully written, with stunning insights about the human microbiome and workable solutions to an urgent global crisis."--David M. Oshinsky, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Polio: An American Story

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