Every Living Thing: Man's Obsessive Quest to Catalog Life, from Nanobacteria to New Monkeys

Paperback | April 27, 2010

byRob Dunn

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“If you have any interest in life beyond your own, you should read this book.”
—Paul R. Ehrlich, author of The Dominant Animal <_o3a_p>

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Biologist Rob Dunn’s Every Little Thing is the story of man’s obsessive quest to catalog life, from nanobacteria to new monkeys. In the tradition of E.O. Wilson, this engaging and fascinating work of popular science follows humanity’s unending quest to discover every living thing in our natural world—from the unimaginably small in the most inhospitable of places on earth to the unimaginably far away in the unexplored canals on Mars.<_o3a_p>

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“If you have any interest in life beyond your own, you should read this book.”—Paul R. Ehrlich, author of The Dominant Animal  Biologist Rob Dunn’s Every Little Thing is the story of man’s obsessive quest to catalog life, from nanobacteria to new monkeys. In the tradition of E.O. Wilson, this engaging and fascinating work of popular sc...

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Biologists and laypeople alike have repeatedly claimed victory over life. A thousand years ago we thought we knew almost everything, a hundred years ago, too. But even today, Rob Dunn argues, discoveries we can't yet imagine still await us. More is unknown than known, whether about our bodies or the bottom of the sea. In a series of vi...

Rob Dunn is an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at North Carolina State University and the author of several books, includingEvery Living Thing. A rising star in popular-science journalism, he writes forNational Geographic,Natural History,Scientific American,BBC Wildlife, andSeedmagazine. He lives in Raleigh...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:April 27, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061430315

ISBN - 13:9780061430312

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“His writing is concise and entertaining. So entertaining that I found myself laughing out loud and following my husband around saying, “Listen to this!” over and over again as I read.”