Tom Wakeford, 2001, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 212 p. (Cloth, $24.95) ISBN: 0-471-39972-8.

The title pretty much sums it up; Tom Wakeford's well-written book tells us about the wonders of microbial interactions with metaphytes, metazoans, and protists. The book weaves science and the history of science together to tell an engaging story about these microscopic, often overlooked denizens of, well, everywhere. The protagonists are diverse and include Beatrix Potter, Lynn Margulis, Paul Buchner, Jules Verne, and Carl Woese. Wakeford's message is that intimate, inter-kingdom liaisons between organisms are not only important in life's history and ecology, but...

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