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The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and HealthThe Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health ($26.95, 309 pp) by geologist David R. Montgomery and biologist Anne Biklé derails the once villainous reputation of bacteria, viruses, and fungi through groundbreaking research, as well as their own personal testaments. From their experiences growing a home garden to Biklé’s cancer diagnosis, the duo explores the true impact of microbes on hot health topics such as sustainable agriculture, GMOs, treatment of chronic illnesses, and gut health.

W.W. Norton & Company, 500 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10110, www.wwnorton.com

 

Published in WholeFoods Magazine Online, 11/16/15