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The Bacteria Book


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Table of Contents

  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: What is a microbe?
  • 3: Meet the microbes
  • 4: Seeing is believing
  • 5: All about cells
  • 6: What are bacteria?
  • 7: Growing and dividing
  • 8: Where in the world?
  • 9: Can a squid glow?
  • 10: In your body
  • 11: The bad guys
  • 12: Your body's defences
  • 13: The story of antibiotics
  • 14: Bacteria with superpowers
  • 15: Bacteria put to work
  • 16: What is a virus?
  • 17: Catching a cold
  • 18: Fighting a virus
  • 19: Deadly tricks
  • 20: Plant viruses
  • 21: What are fungi?
  • 22: Mega mould
  • 23: Growing and spreading
  • 24: Micro chefs Zombie ants!
  • 25: What are algae?
  • 26: Growing green
  • 27: What are protozoa?
  • 28: What are archaea?
  • 29: Micro animals
  • 30: Timeline of microbiology
  • 31: Glossary
  • 32: Index
  • 33: Acknowledgements

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Welcome to the world of microbiology!

About the Author

Steve Mould (www.stevemould.com) is a science presenter and comedian. He talks science on stage, TV, YouTube, and now in books! He recently appeared on Chris Evans's Radio 2 Breakfast Show, and has over 140,000 YouTube subscribers. He is the author of DK's best-selling How to Be a Scientist.


Look at the cover: even kids who hate science will want to pick this up! Penned by Steve Mould (talk about being born to write this book), DK's usual methods to astonish remain. From glowing squids and all the ways you can catch the common cold to superpowered bacteria and micro animals, each topic is lovingly presented, with Mould's commentary a welcome counterpart to the lavish on-page presentations. * How It Works *
This is a really interesting and well written book full of amazing facts and fabulous illustrations... I learned so much from this book and it's led to talking points with the kids -- Parent with child age 6 * Toppsta *
The book takes a 'Horrible Histories' approach to making facts compelling... This book is a real hit for children old enough and curious enough to learn more about bacteria in a fun and accessible way -- Parent with child age 10 * Toppsta *
This is a lovely colourful and easy to understand book... I think this is a book they will keep picking up! -- Parent with child age 6 * Toppsta *
I read this book with my 6 year old son and he was instantly absorbed in the book -- Parent with child age 6 * Toppsta *
It was a good quality book... I'd recommend this book to any children who are interested in science -- Parent with child age 5 * Toppsta *
It is an engaging, fun and informative book. My 6 year old was engaged straight away -- Parent with child age 6 * Toppsta *
Definitely a book which will be used over and over again -- Parent with child age 10 * Toppsta *
Brilliantly written, very easy to understand -- Parent with children ages 7 and 10 * Toppsta *

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