Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live

by Dunn, Rob (Author)

ISBN: 9781541618305

The surprising science of the creepers, crawlers, wrigglers, and runners that call our homes, home

However domesticated our houses appear, they are wild beyond imagination. Look down in the basement, up in the attic, under the floorboards, and even in the showerhead, and you'll find life everywhere. Biologist Rob Dunn and his team have done it in homes worldwide, and they found nearly 200,000 species! In Never Home Alone, Dunn introduces us to these tiny tenants and shows us how -- in almost every case -- they make our lives better, and explains why trying to eradicate the bad ones just makes our lives worse. No one who reads this engrossing, revelatory, and just plain fun book will look at their home, or the life in it, in the same way again.

A New York Times Book Review's Editor's Choice Excellent. --Wall Street Journal You'll love Never Home Alone. --Bustle

Utterly fascinating. --The Washington Post Random House Green Omni, Fall 2019

Format: Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Basic Books, October 2019

Product Dimensions: 8.2 L × 5.5 W × 1.1 H

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