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NEVER HOME ALONE

As I was reading a review of this book the subtitle caught my attention: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live.  The subject being discussed struck me as being quite horrible, yet I felt a compulsion to take a look and see what the repulsiveness was all about. The book's front flap says that author Rob Dunn, a professor in the Department of Applied Ecology at North Carolina State, 'reveals that our domestic domain, far from peaceful, is wild beyond imagination' and that 'every house is a wilderness -- brimming with thousands of species of insects, bacteria, fungi, and plants that live literally under our noses.' But, he also contends that 'the healthier we try to make our homes, the more likely we are to put our own health at risk.' This book would be a totally depressing endeavor were it not for Dunn's breezy style of writing. All who are interested in knowing who their possible housemates are should take a look at this book.



NEVER HOME ALONE

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As I was reading a review of this book the subtitle caught my attention: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live.  The subject being discussed struck me as being quite horrible, yet I felt a compulsion to take a look and see what the repulsiveness was all about. The book's front flap says that author Rob Dunn, a professor in the Department of Applied Ecology at North Carolina State, 'reveals that our domestic domain, far from peaceful, is wild beyond imagination' and that 'every house is a wilderness -- brimming with thousands of species of insects, bacteria, fungi, and plants that live literally under our noses.' But, he also contends that 'the healthier we try to make our homes, the more likely we are to put our own health at risk.' This book would be a totally depressing endeavor were it not for Dunn's breezy style of writing. All who are interested in knowing who their possible housemates are should take a look at this book.

Posted by David DeVries at 03/08/2019 03:35:14 PM