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The Bacteria Book: Gross Germs, Vile Viruses and Funky Fungi by Steve Mould

What do a squid that glows, fungus that grows, and tiny creatures in the soil under your toes all have in common? They're all part of the world of microbiology! 

Perfect for children interested in how the world around us works, The Bacteria Book reveals why bacteria are the most important living organisms on Earth, and how they keep our world and our bodies working. 

Written by scientist and YouTube star Steve Mould, this book brings kids up-close with the big world of tiny science and microbiology.

With easy to follow text, remarkable photography and kooky illustrations to guide them, budding scientists will learn all about bacteria, and discover more about its microbial mates – viruses, fungi, algae, archaea and protozoa. 

From the gross and terrifying to the simply amazing, readers will discover a whole host of mysterious microbes, from bacteria that makes you fart, the mite that lives in your eyelashes to the fungus that turns ants into zombies!

Each page is packed with real life examples of microbiology in action and lots of fun and icky facts.

The fantastic new book also introduces kids to some of the most important moments in microbiology throughout history, from the discovery of penicillin to the world's first-ever vaccine. 

Published by DK, it is available here

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