Microbes all around us! An evening with science writer Ed Yong
Whether he’s writing about hagfish slime -- it’s a real thing -- or NASA’s vexing problem on how to eradicate bacteria that eat its cleaning products, Ed Yong makes science accessible and even fun!
Yong, a science writer for The Atlantic, is the author of the international bestseller, "I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life" (2017).
Beautifully written and often funny, the book sheds new light on the microbes that shape us, defend us, partner with us, and call us home.
"I Contain Multitudes," praised as "infectiously enthusiastic" by the New York Times Book Review, sheds new light on the microbes that shape us, defend us, partner with us, and call us home. "Our darkest fiction is full of Orwellian dystopias, shadowy cabals, and mind-controlling supervillains," writes Yong, "But it turns out that the brainless, microscopic, single-celled organisms that live inside us have been pulling on our strings all along."
Bring your friends and your microbes and join us Tuesday.
Free and open to the public.
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