Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Our Children from an Oversanitized World Paperback – Aug. 26 2016
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- Paperback : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1771642548
- ISBN-13 : 978-1771642545
- Product Dimensions : 15.24 x 1.91 x 22.86 cm
- Item Weight : 445 g
- Language: : English
- Publisher : Greystone Books (Aug. 26 2016)
- Best Sellers Rank: #145,417 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
"A must-read for parents, teachers and any healthcare provider for children, Let Them Eat Dirt takes you inside the inside tract of a child’s gut, and shows you how to give kids the best immune start early in life." —William Sears, M.D, co-author,The Baby Book(2016-02-03)
"With the quiet weight of their authority, pioneer researchers Brett Finlay and Claire Arrieta help parents to understand the real nature of microbes, and then to act to improve their children's health." —Martian Blaser, author of Missing Microbes(2016-02-16)
"A must-read for parents, teachers and any healthcare provider for children, Let Them Eat Dirt takes you inside the inside tract of a child’s gut, and shows you how to give kids the best immune start early in life." —Giulia Enders, author of Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ(2016-03-03)
"Solid, easily assimilated evidence showing how microbes are an integral part of a child's healthy life." —Jacquelynn Burk(2016-05-16)
"Solid, easily assimilated evidence showing how microbes are an integral part of a child’s healthy life" — Kirkus Reviews(2016-07-01)
"What a triumph. This book should be read by every pregnant woman, every parent, every pediatrician." — —Margaret McFall-Ngai, Director, Pacific Biosciences Research Center, University of Hawaii(2016-08-01)
About the Author
Professor of Microbiology at the University of British Columbia and a world leader in how bacterial infections work. Finlay’s research has been widely published and reported on worldwide, including in Nature, Scientific American , and on BBC and NPR news. He has won several prestigious awards including five Howard Hughes International Research Scholar Awards and the Prix Galien. Finlay is an Officer of the Order of Canada..
Marie-Claire Arrieta studies the link between intestinal alterations and several immune diseases, and she has led a major clinical study on the role of the microbiota in asthma.