"...an informative and entertaining look at the good and the bad (and possibly a few ugly) microscopic organisms that live in you and on you."--Page  of cover.
"Born in Scotland more than 250 years ago, William Playfair was a dreamer who saw the world differently from other people. Unfortunately, this difference sometimes got in the way of his success. Early on, as he attempted to apply his unique perspective to a series of career opportunities in order to gain riches! Fame! Glory! He instead suffered one failure after another. Then, while writing a book about economics, Will's innovative vision inspired...