This recent book from the Basher Science series investigates the unseen world of microbes. Basher’s distinctive style presents key microbes as characters with their own voice and personality. Microbiology investigates the “teensy tykes” such as algae and bacteria that are all around us in the living world, in addition to a range of so-referred to as “minibeasts”, but these aren’t the standard creepy-crawlies that you might recall to mind. These near-invisible creatures range from the zooplankton “good guys” to the unpleasant tapeworm and fluke. Yuk!
Microbiology explains the different building blocks of the human body, in addition to the nasty bugs that can make us so unwell, whether it’s catching a common cold or something a lot more deadly such as tuberculosis, the second one biggest killer in the up to date world.