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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday Canada (Nov. 5 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385678533
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385678537
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.9 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 259 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
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“A refreshing and unique perspective on a complicated, hidden world. Whereas most accounts of germs dwell on the grisly details of the infections they cause, Jason Tetro reminds us that the reality is far more nuanced, and that in many respects our lives and theirs are entwined in a delicately balanced dance. The Germ Code is a highly readable and enjoyable overview of that relationship.” 
—Dr Peter Hotez, Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine. 

“With The Germ Code, first-time author Jason Tetro has delivered an important book that brings the world of microorganisms entertainingly to life. Tetro has a breezy style and relishes the interesting tale. . . . There are more than enough absorbing stories to keep the reader hooked.”
Toronto Star  

About the Author

JASON TETRO is a microbiologist who has spent the last 25 years learning about the effect germs have on our lives. He is currently Coordinator for the Emerging Pathogen Research Centre (EPRC) and the Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology (CREM), both housed at the University of Ottawa. In 2007, he ventured out of the lab and into the TV studio for a Q&A news segment on CTV Ottawa as "The Germ Guy." He has since broadcast and written for a wide range of media, including the Toronto Star, Scientific American, The Huffington Post Canada , the CBC, and his own "Germ Guy" blog. In 2011 he was awarded an honorary PhD in Social Media from Social Media University Global in recognition of his work to improve hand hygiene through social media using the hashtag #handhygiene, which has now been adopted by the World Health Organization. The author lives in Ottawa.


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The germ Code is a great reminder of just how primitive and savage we remain, in spite of our apparently sophisticated and civilised world. We need the complex, and intelligent life forms , that inhabit our selves, and this world , in order to survive.
Our efforts to eradicate the life that surround us , in order to become wealthy , healthy , and powerful , are mere simple minded and pointless ambition , the greed that drives us still based on grabbing everything , no matter its self destruct factor .
A great book , an eye opener, a big learning curve , worth every penny,
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Well written book with plenty of information. Easy to read and at times humorous. I have a better appreciation for these tiny guys and I will wash my hands a lot more often now!

It's a good book for all of us concerned about our health and the health of our society as a whole. The germs are not our number one enemy but you do have to respect their power.
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Excellent book. Should be required reading. People need to learn not to request/demand antibiotics for every little sniffle. We are killing good germs when we indiscriminately think we are killing only the bad germs. Our future holds antibiotic-resistant new germs and the possibilities of more SuperBugs! Not a good scenario!
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Excellent general reference. Lots of good current information. Easy to read.
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Excellent read
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