A Great Read: Life’s Engines

Our own Dr. Paul Falkowski, who holds the Bennett L. Smith Chair in Business and Natural Resources, has written a wonderful new book that is receiving rave reviews. Paul’s book explores how microbes are truly the engines of life, the actual working parts that do the biochemical heavy lifting for every living organism on Earth. He shows how evolution works to maintain this core machinery of life, and how we and other animals are veritable conglomerations of microbes.

“The wonderful and awe-inspiring universe of the microbes, unseen creatures that have shaped the planet such that we may live in it, is engagingly presented by Paul Falkowski in a remarkable text entitled Life’s Engines… The book’s success is its utter simplicity. It tells the story of the history of life on our planet from a very personal perspective… I was so enthralled by this book from the get-go that I invite you to have a short taste of it.”–Roberto Kolter, Cell

To learn more about Paul’s new book and to order a copy, visit: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10440.html