Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us Ruth Kassinger

Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us

Author: Ruth Kassinger
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Book Title
Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us
Author
Ruth Kassinger
ISBN
9780544432932
"No organisms are more important to life as we know it than algae. In Slime, Ruth Kassinger gives this under-appreciated group its due." --Elizabeth Kolbert Say "algae" and most people think of pond scum. What they don't know is that without algae, none of us would exist. There are as many algae on Earth as stars in the universe, and they have been essential to life on our planet for eons. Algae created the Earth we know today, with its oxygen-rich atmosphere, abundant oceans, and coral reefs. Crude oil is made of dead algae, and algae are the ancestors of all plants. Today, seaweed production is a multi-billion dollar industry, with algae hard at work to make your sushi, chocolate milk, beer, paint, toothpaste, shampoo and so much more. In Slime we'll meet the algae innovators working toward a sustainable future: from seaweed farmers in South Korea, to scientists using it to clean the dead zones in our waterways, to the entrepreneurs fighting to bring algae fuel and plastics to market. With a multitude of lively, surprising science and history, Ruth Kassinger takes readers on an around-the-world, behind-the-scenes, and into-the-kitchen tour. Whether you thought algae was just the gunk in your fish tank or you eat seaweed with your oatmeal, Slime will delight and amaze with its stories of the good, the bad, and the up-and-coming.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Ruth KassingerPublisher: Houghton MifflinPublished: 06/11/2019ISBN: 9780544432932Pages: 320Weight: 1.10lbsSize: 9.60h x 6.20w x 1.20dReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 03/11/2019Kirkus Reviews 05/15/2019 pg. 67Booklist 05/15/2019 pg. 6Library Journal 06/01/2019 pg. 142
"No organisms are more important to life as we know it than algae. In Slime, Ruth Kassinger gives this under-appreciated group its due." --Elizabeth Kolbert

Say "algae" and most people think of pond scum. What they don't know is that without algae, none of us would exist.

There are as many algae on Earth as stars in the universe, and they have been essential to life on our planet for eons. Algae created the Earth we know today, with its oxygen-rich atmosphere, abundant oceans, and coral reefs. Crude oil is made of dead algae, and algae are the ancestors of all plants. Today, seaweed production is a multi-billion dollar industry, with algae hard at work to make your sushi, chocolate milk, beer, paint, toothpaste, shampoo and so much more.

In Slime we'll meet the algae innovators working toward a sustainable future: from seaweed farmers in South Korea, to scientists using it to clean the dead zones in our waterways, to the entrepreneurs fighting to bring algae fuel and plastics to market.

With a multitude of lively, surprising science and history, Ruth Kassinger takes readers on an around-the-world, behind-the-scenes, and into-the-kitchen tour. Whether you thought algae was just the gunk in your fish tank or you eat seaweed with your oatmeal, Slime will delight and amaze with its stories of the good, the bad, and the up-and-coming.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Ruth Kassinger
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Published: 06/11/2019
ISBN: 9780544432932
Pages: 320
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 9.60h x 6.20w x 1.20d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 03/11/2019
Kirkus Reviews 05/15/2019 pg. 67
Booklist 05/15/2019 pg. 6
Library Journal 06/01/2019 pg. 142
"No organisms are more important to life as we know it than algae. In Slime, Ruth Kassinger gives this under-appreciated group its due." --Elizabeth Kolbert

Say "algae" and most people think of pond scum. What they don't know is that without algae, none of us would exist.

There are as many algae on Earth as stars in the universe, and they have been essential to life on our planet for eons. Algae created the Earth we know today, with its oxygen-rich atmosphere, abundant oceans, and coral reefs. Crude oil is made of dead algae, and algae are the ancestors of all plants. Today, seaweed production is a multi-billion dollar industry, with algae hard at work to make your sushi, chocolate milk, beer, paint, toothpaste, shampoo and so much more.

In Slime we'll meet the algae innovators working toward a sustainable future: from seaweed farmers in South Korea, to scientists using it to clean the dead zones in our waterways, to the entrepreneurs fighting to bring algae fuel and plastics to market.

With a multitude of lively, surprising science and history, Ruth Kassinger takes readers on an around-the-world, behind-the-scenes, and into-the-kitchen tour. Whether you thought algae was just the gunk in your fish tank or you eat seaweed with your oatmeal, Slime will delight and amaze with its stories of the good, the bad, and the up-and-coming.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Ruth Kassinger
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Published: 06/11/2019
ISBN: 9780544432932
Pages: 320
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 9.60h x 6.20w x 1.20d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 03/11/2019
Kirkus Reviews 05/15/2019 pg. 67
Booklist 05/15/2019 pg. 6
Library Journal 06/01/2019 pg. 142