The Wild Life of Our Bodies by Rob Dunn
Predators, Parasites, and Partners That Shape Who We Are Today

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“Anextraordinary book…. With clarity and charm [Dunn] takes the reader into theoverlap of medicine, ecology, and evolutionary biology to reveal an importantdomain of the human condition.” —EdwardO. Wilson, author of Anthill and The Future of Life

BiologistRob Dunn reveals the crucial influence that other species have upon our health,our well-being, and our world in The WildLife of Our Bodies—a fascinating tour through the hidden truths of natureand codependence. Dunn illuminates the nuanced, often imperceptible relationshipsthat exist between homo sapiens and other species, relationships that underpinhumanity’s ability to thrive and prosper in every circumstance. Readers ofMichael Pollan’s TheOmnivore’s Dilemma will be enthralled by Dunn’s powerful, lucid explorationof the role that humankind plays within the greater web of life on Earth.

 

About Rob Dunn

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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 June 21, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 309 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Throughout the book, Dunn exaggerates his tales to increase the shock value, and he ends with a paean to hope and progress in the form of green city buildings—not just with rooftop gardens, but vertical farms of crops to delight any locavore (for more specific information on vertical farms, see D...

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“Grabbing the reader from the start with a brief introduction to human evolution and anthropology, author Dunn moves through the answer to these and other questions with a sure use of language, scientific research, and humor—all of which combined keep the reader highly engaged.” The Wild Life of ...

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Wilson, author of Anthill and The Future of LifeBiologistRob Dunn reveals the crucial influence that other species have upon our health,our well-being, and our world in The WildLife of Our Bodies—a fascinating tour through the hidden truths of natureand codependence.

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"The Wild Life of Our Bodies: Predators, Parasites, and Partners That Shape Who We Are Today" (Harper), by Rob Dunn: From the title of this book and the colorful dust cover, prospective readers may expect it will deal with matters such as bacteria and tapeworms.

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