Dark Matter: The New Science of the Microbiome (Hardback)
  • Dark Matter: The New Science of the Microbiome (Hardback)
zoom

Dark Matter: The New Science of the Microbiome (Hardback)

(author)
1 Review Sign in to write a review
£20.00
Hardback 352 Pages
Published: 15/06/2023
  • 10+ in stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
Waterstones Says

The fascinating story of the microbiome laid out in eye-opening, accessible detail by scientist and surgeon Kinross, Dark Matter conveys the importance of this genetic universe inside of us and how it is under threat from our globalised lifestyles and the ongoing environmental crisis.

An urgent investigation into the brave new world of the microbiome and how it shapes our lives and health.

The microbiome is the missing link in modern medicine: a vast genetic universe of bacteria, yeasts, viruses and parasites that live inside us, influencing every aspect of our health, even the way we think and feel.

In this mindblowing book, scientist and surgeon James Kinross explains how the organisms that live within us have helped us evolve, shaped our biology and defined the success of our species. But just as we have discovered this delicate and complex ecosystem within us, it is being irrevocably destroyed through the globalisation of our diets and lifestyles, our addiction to antibiotics, and the destruction of our environment.

With dazzling science and fascinating stories spanning from the dawn of humankind to the current race to develop personalised healthcare, and practical advice on how to nurture your microbiome through your diet and lifestyle, this pioneering book will change the way you think about human health forever.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241543979
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 240 x 158 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Important and devastating - The Times

I've long been interested in the microbiome, and have been eagerly awaiting a book that might uncover some of its mysteries. This is that book - Heston Blumenthal

This book is really, really interesting ... Nothing more important in your life than your microbiome .... this will change your life - Chris Evans

A totally addictive and illuminating read. Compelling from beginning to end - Dr Saliha Mahmood Ahmed, gastroenterologist and bestselling author of The Kitchen Prescription

A fountain of knowledge and sense in an overwhelming world of science - Rhiannon Lambert, Registered Nutritionist and Sunday Times Bestselling Author

A spellbinding explanation of microbiology that will help you get to the bottom of health and happiness - John Vincent, Co-Founder of Leon

Engaging ... [Dark Matter] stands out in revealing the microbiome through the eyes of a clinician who sees each patient not just as a human, but as a human entwined with a complex, dynamic ecosystem - New Scientist

You may also be interested in...

Psychology Express: Health Psychology
Added to basket
Overcoming Anxiety, 2nd Edition
Added to basket
Barasi's Human Nutrition
Added to basket
Spillover
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Separation
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Essential Medical Statistics
Added to basket
The Ph Miracle
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Body Economic
Added to basket
£15.99
Paperback
Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The Divided Mind
Added to basket
£15.99
Paperback
Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The Drugs Don't Work
Added to basket

“Informative and interesting”

This author should definitely be proud of their first book. I really enjoyed that recent scientific research has been quoted and used to tell the story. Furthermore, I would recommend this book with anyone interested... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 2

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: