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    • Little Geniuses
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    • Stefano Bertacchi     

      Little Geniuses

      Discovering Microorganisms

      • Overview
      • About the author
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      An enthralling journey into the microcosm, where cells are capable of waging war on each other, but at the same time also of working with much larger living beings, such as man.

      From the bottom of the ocean to inside the mouth, there are many places inhabited by living beings invisible to our eyes and yet crucial for life on Earth. Microorganisms are indeed the absolute protagonists of the world around us, having colonised the most unthinkable places, from Antarctica to the clouds.

      This book explores the world’s extraordinary microbial biodiversity presenting bacteria, yeasts and moulds whose sometimes bizarre and almost tongue-twisting scientific names conceal stunning features.

      From the hottest pits to the coffee machine, these little geniuses will amaze you with qualities that scientists have long observed and applied to the most diverse purposes, from detergents to the plastics of tomorrow.

      About the author

      Stefano Bertacchi is an industrial biotechnologist. He holds a PhD in Converging Technologies for Biomolecular Systems from the University of Milano-Bicocca. He also works as a scientific populariser on social media and at scientific festivals, from Mantua to Strambino. His publications for Hoepli include Geneticamente modificati, winner of the 2017 Premio Nazionale di Divulgazione Scientifica award.

  • Book formats

    • Binding: Paperback
      Size: 12,5 x 19,5
      Print: Black and white
      Pages: X-150
      ISBN: 9788820399962
      Price: € 14,90

    Digital formats

    • epub
      ISBN: 9788820399979
      Price: € 11,99
    • Piattaforma: Amazon
      ISBN: 9788820399979
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