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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (2 Jun. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780744412
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780744414
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 1.8 x 22.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 564,838 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'A restless intellect... [Blaser] has devoted most of his working life to the study.' --The New Yorker 'I cannot emphasise enough the importance of this book to your own health, to the health of your children and grandchildren and to the health of our society. Missing Microbes is truly a must read.' --Arthur Agatston, author of New York Times Bestselling The South Beach Diet 'Blaser's gift is to write clearly and to take the reader on a fascinating journey through the paradoxes and insights about the teeming world within us. --Abraham Verghese MD, bestselling author of Cutting for Stone

I cannot emphasise enough the importance of this book to your own health, to the health of your children and grandchildren and to the health of our society. Missing Microbes is truly a must read. --Arthur Agatston, author of New York Times Bestselling The South Beach Diet

Blaser's gift is to write clearly and to take the reader on a fascinating journey through the paradoxes and insights about the teeming world within us. --Abraham Verghese MD, bestselling author of Cutting for Stone

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'I have often wondered why kids today seem to have such a high incidence of asthma, ear infections, allergies, reflux oesophagitis and so many other conditions that I rarely saw growing up. This mystery has been solved by the pioneering work of Dr Martin Blaser and is communicated brilliantly in Missing Microbes. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of this book to your own health, to the health of your children and grandchildren and to the health of our society. Missing Microbes is truly a must read.' Arthur Agatston, New York Times bestselling author of The South Beach Diet

'We live today in a world of modern plagues, defined by the alarming rise of asthma, diabetes, obesity, food allergies and metabolic disorders. This is no accident, argues Martin Blaser, the renowned medical researcher: the common link being the destruction of vital bacteria through the overuse of broad-spectrum antibiotics. Missing Microbes is science writing at its very best—crisply argued and beautifully written, with stunning insights about the human microbiome and workable solutions to an urgent global crisis.' David M. Oshinsky, Pulitzer prize-winning author of Polio

'Why are you fat, why does your son has asthma, and why is your thireen-year-old daughter six feet tall? Martin Blaser says our bodies are missing vital, beneficial bacteria, and I guarantee that after reading this book you will agree. Take a pass on the antibiotics and read Missing Microbes.' Laurie Garrett, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer

'Dr Blaser’s credibility as a world class scientist and physician makes this exploration of our body’s microbial world particularly provocative. Missing Microbes will make you rethink some fundamental ideas about infection. Blaser’s gift is to write clearly and to take the reader on a fascinating journey through the paradoxes and insights about the teeming world within us.' Abraham Verghese MD, bestselling author of Cutting for Stone

'A restless intellect... [Blaser] has devoted most of his working life to the study.' The New Yorker

About the Author

Martin J. Blaser MD has studied the role of bacteria in human disease for more than thirty years. He is the director of the Human Microbiome Program at New York University, served as the chair of medicine at NYU and as the president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and has had major advisory roles at the U.S. National Institutes of Health. He cofounded the Bellevue Literary Review and his work has been written about in publications that include The New Yorker, Nature, The New York Times, The Economist, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. His more than one hundred media appearances include the BBC, CNN, NPR, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and The O’Reilly Factor. He lives in New York City.


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