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A Book That Will Make You Terrified of Your Own House

Dec 31, 2018 - The New York Times

NEVER HOME ALONE From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live By Rob Dunn Illustrated. 323 pp. Basic Books. $30.

A young man I know used to say that humans have no need to bathe, since our hair and bodies are designed to self-cleanse. I would fight him on it, being of the opinion that washing up occasionally was good for us — and for the people with whom we lived. But now, after reading the entomologist Rob Dunn’s description of the m...