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by Philip M. Tierno Jr. Ph.D.

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ISBN:
0743421884
Author:
Philip M. Tierno Jr. Ph.D.
Category:
Medicine & Health Sciences
Language:
English
Publisher:
Atria Books; Reprint edition (January 6, 2004)
Pages:
320 pages
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1272 kb
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Rating:
4.3
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410


Well, germs are not going anywhere Tierno's book may not make you feel any easier about the invisible little devils that make up perhaps the majority of the biomass o. .

Well, germs are not going anywhere. They were here long before we were, and they'll surely be here long after we are gone. We need to make our peace with them, learn to live with them (multicellular life would be impossible without microbes to break down dead tissue, to produce oxygen, to serve as the base of the food chain, et. and reduce their noxious effects.

Philip M. Tierno, J. P. helped solve the mystery behind toxic shock syndrome. There's some pretty cool information in the book too (eg did you know that 80% of illness is transmitted from touch? or that illnesses cost Americans about 10 billion dollars per year?). He is Director of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology at New York University Medical Center and is a member of the faculty at NYU School of Medicine. He has appeared on such shows as 20/20, Oprah, Dateline, and PrimeTime. Dr. Tierno lives in a suburb of New York. It's not the most engaging book I've ever read, but it's well worth a look at for the sake of your health.

Rebuffing scare tactics behind recent "germ events" Tierno explains how the recycling of matter is the key to life. To ensure we are able to help you as best we can, please include your reference number: U6UV4ES6NW. You'll never look at anything the same way again. They're on everything we touch, eat, and breathe in - on every inch of skin. Библиографические данные. The Secret Life of Germs: What They Are, Why We Need Them, and How We Can Protect Ourselves Against Them.

Secret Life of Germs: What They Are, Why We Need Them, and How We Can Protect Ourselves Against Them. Germs are the seeds of life as well as disease, explains Tierno, the New York University Medical Center doctor who helped solve the mystery of toxic shock syndrome.

The Secret Life of Germs: What They Are, Why We Need Them, and How We Can Protect Ourselves Against Them. A germ hunter in the truest sense, Tierno spells out how to survive a world so rife with germs that "alien observers might conclude that they are the dominant life form on our planet.

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Tierno PM Jr. The Secret Life of Germs: What They Are, Why We Need Them, and How We Can Protect . The Secret Life of Germs: Observations and Lessons from a Microbe Hunter. New York: Pocket Books; 2001. New York: Atria Books; 2004.

Now, renowned microbiologist Philip Tierno cuts through the media hype with the compulsively readable Secret Life . Filled with practical and enlightening information, The Secret Life Of Germs is an engaging book that will keep readers mesmerized while helping them stay healthy.

Now, renowned microbiologist Philip Tierno cuts through the media hype with the compulsively readable Secret Life Of Germs, revealing exactly where the greatest threats may be hiding.

It takes readers on a historical survey of the culprits of disease and explores the effect that they - and the scientists who study them - have had on our world.

They're on everything we touch, eat, and breathe in -- on every inch of skin. And despite the advances of science, germs are challenging medicine in ways that were unimaginable ten years ago. No wonder the world is up in arms -- and using antibacterial soaps. From the common cold, E. coli, and Lyme disease to encephalitis, mad cow disease, and flesh-eating bacteria, Tierno takes readers on a historical survey of the microscopic world. Rebuffing scare tactics behind recent "germ events" Tierno explains how the recycling of matter is the key to life. Yes, he'll tell you why it's a good idea to clean children's toys, why those fluffy towels may not be so clean, and why you never want to buy a second-hand mattress, but he also reveals that there is a lot we can do to prevent germ-induced suffering. You'll never look at anything the same way again.
  • Bluddefender
Tierno really goes in-depth on how to clean a plurality of things -- everything from vegetables to preventing foot odor. There's some pretty cool information in the book too (eg did you know that 80% of illness is transmitted from touch? or that illnesses cost Americans about 10 billion dollars per year?).

It's not the most engaging book I've ever read, but it's well worth a look at for the sake of your health. I feel that Tierno is an excellent resource and I place confidence in his admonitions. Reading the book and applying some of the techniques he relates made me feel a lot more at ease (for example, I was shocked at how clean you can get your hands using only soap and water...I stopped using antibacterial soap, except for when I'm cooking).

The only things that I disagree with him on are the following:
1) You don't have to cook poultry to 180F, you can cook it at a lower temperature for longer (eg chicken breasts can be cooked at 140F for 20 minutes to pasteurize).
2) You don't have to use peroxide to clean produce, a plurality of sources (Universities of Utah, Maine, Colorado State, and the FDA) all recommend simply using water and a brush.

Other than that, this book is a fantastic resource.
  • HappyLove
Dr. Tierno is a consummate expert, and his discussion of the true nature of microbial lifeforms and our need to coexist with them is unique; as is his masterful and 360-degree advice to protect ourselves from harmful pathogens in our environment through intelligent, practical actions. Highly recommended.
  • Freaky Hook
This book gives you a good understanding on the potential and risk for not being aware of the effect the germs have on our life. More information like this book will hopefully change behavior.
  • Linn
GAVE IT AS GIFT TO MICROBIOLOGIST FRIEND, WHO LOVED IT!
  • Aver
This used-very good book is beyond what I expected. It's like a new one. It comes at the right time. I will order from this seller again next time. Thanks very much!
  • Kanal
Somewhat interesting and practical but none of the icky pictures and scary stories I was looking for. Lots of handwashing!!
  • Goldcrusher
Used book as well as others for a science project. Some good information in here.
The author has done his research and tells you more about germs than you ever wanted to know. He also tells you how to avoid getting sick and how to clean just about everything properly. However, I could've done without the instruction on how to clean my anus. Yes, that really is in the book. After reading it, I was also left wondering how the human race has managed to survive. Putting the paranoia aside, the book had lots of useful information and good cleaning tips.