262 pages, B/w photos, figs
A guided tour through the strange and sometimes dangerous microscopic world addressing questions such as: Why are there so many microorganisms? Which ones are dangerous? And how can we avoid the ones that will make us sick?. Profiles harmful germs from the influenza virus, salmonella, and herpes to hepatitis, tuberculosis, and HIV, as well as helpful microbes such as the ones needed for proper digestion. Reveals the effect of different germs on the human body.
...His writing is witty, and he gives all the details of germs and illnesses without medical school jargon. (Publishers Weekly, December 23, 2002)
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