Every Living Thing by Rob Dunn
Man's Obsessive Quest to Catalog Life, from Nanobacteria to New Monkeys

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“If you have any interest in life beyond your own, you should read this book.”
—Paul R. Ehrlich, author of The Dominant Animal


Biologist Rob Dunn’s Every Little Thing is the story of man’s obsessive quest to catalog life, from nanobacteria to new monkeys. In the tradition of E.O. Wilson, this engaging and fascinating work of popular science follows humanity’s unending quest to discover every living thing in our natural world—from the unimaginably small in the most inhospitable of places on earth to the unimaginably far away in the unexplored canals on Mars.


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Rob Dunn is a professor in the Department of Biology at North Carolina State University. A rising star in popular-science journalism, he has written more than eighty magazine articles for National Geographic, Natural History, Scientific American, BBC Wildlife, and Seed. His most recent book is Every Living Thing. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his two children; his wife, Monica; and many thousands of species of wild life.
Published October 6, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 290 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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He did well with larger life forms but paid little attention to insects and microbes which, Dunn emphasizes, make up 99 percent of life both in numbers and sheer bulk.

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With those samples, Leach wants to study the variation among people in terms of their gut microbes (or at least the ones that end up in feces).

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