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Science  20 Jun 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5883, pp. 1591-1592
DOI: 10.1126/science.1159301

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Microcosm. E. coli and the New Science of Life. By Carl Zimmer. Pantheon, New York, 2008. 255 pp. $25.95, C$30. ISBN 9780375424304.

Through stories on the biology, studies, and uses of Escherichia coli bacteria, the author offers lay readers an illuminating perspective on life, evolution, bioscience, and biotechnology.