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

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From deadly “red blooms” in waterways to the harmful cyanobacteria that can infect drinking water, algae has come to mean bad news. But as Kassinger shows in her engaging survey, there’s far more to this diverse organism than toxins. Looking back nearly four billion years, Kassinger, author of Paradise Under Glass and A Garden of Marvels, traces the role algae likely played in creating an oxygen-rich atmosphere and in prompting early humans to migrate from Asia into North America. Algae may also be the key to our future. Taking us through an algal oil farm in Brazil, a research center in South Korea, and a test kitchen in San Francisco, Kassinger shows how algae is being developed as both a sustainable food source and an alternative fuel source.

 

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Non Fiction
Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780544432932
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - June 11th, 2019