In his book, Planet of Microbes, Ted Anton reveals the most recent discoveries about microbes, tiny living organisms we cannot see with the naked eye. Microbes were Earth’s first lifeforms, early anaerobic inhabitants that created the air we breathe. Today they live, invisible and seemingly invincible, everywhere. For years, we considered them as little more than our enemies, but microbes may hold the answers to some of science’s most pressing questions about life on our planet. Anton spent years interviewing and collaborating with the determined scientists who hope to harness the work of microbes. He will break down the science and share incredible behind-the-scenes stories of the research taking place, from microbreweries to Mars.
A book sale and signing will follow the program.