Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The Human Microbiome by Rebecca E. Hirsch-ADVISABLE

Hirsch, Rebecca E., The Human Microbiome: The Gerns That Keep You Healthy. Pgs. 112. Lerner Publishing, 2017. $34.65. INFORMATION

Inside your cheeks, your nostrils, and throughout your body, are cities of microbes. A small number are unhealthy germs, but most protect you from dangerous germs, digest your food, and other essential jobs. Using DNA sequencing, scientists in recent years have been able to further understand how food and microbe-killing drugs can affect us. In this book, the author discusses how these germs do these essential jobs and more.

The layout is slightly text-heavy, but the information provided is objective, informative, and intriguing. The author includes primary sources like old photographs, diagrams, and illustrations to explain various concepts in an easy to understand format. Included are a glossary, source notes, bibliography, sources for further information, and an index to use with common core standards.

MS, HS - ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Jessica M, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High

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