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Chapter 1. Why the world needs bacteria
Tricks in bacterial survival
Under the microscope
The size of life
The bacteria of the human body
The origins of our bacteria
Chapter 2. Bacteria in history
The legacy of bacterial pathogens
Microbiologists save the day
Unheralded heroes of bacteriology
On the front
Chapter 3. “Humans defeat germs!” (but not for long)
What is an antibiotic?
Inventing drugs is like making sausage
Bacteria share their DNA
Chapter 4. Bacteria in popular culture
Bacteria and art
Bacteria in the performing arts
Friends and enemies
Do bacteria devour art?
Chapter 5. An entire industry from ...