The Wild Life of Our Bodies

What will I be reading this month?


The Wild Life of Our Bodies is the second popular book by ant ecologist Rob Dunn. As I gather from the blurb, “Wild Life” is about the immediate human ecosystem and the consequences of modern culture’s attempt to rid ourselves of it. In keeping with digital progress, the book accompanies a citizen-science site,, where visitors can participate in surveys of belly button microecosystems, backyard ants, and other close-to-home biodiversity projects.

I enjoyed Dunn’s first book, Every Living Thing, so I’m looking forward to delving into this one.

[update: New Scientist’s review]

5 thoughts on “The Wild Life of Our Bodies”

  1. This looks like a book to recommend to my human anatomy and physiology students — I keep telling them, and my general students, that we are an ecology. Some of them do not like the idea…

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