Notes



Chapter 1: We Are Surrounded

  1. Quoted in Robert S. Boyd, "Despite Bad Reputation, Bacteria Are Vital to Life," Buffalo News , June 22, 2003, p. H-6.
  2. Quoted in Boyd, "Despite Bad Reputation," p. H-6.
  3. J. William Schopf, Cradle of Life: The Discovery of Earth's Earliest Fossils. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999, p. 3.
  4. Quoted in Arno Karlen, Man and Microbes: Disease and Plagues in History and Modern Times. New York: Putnam's, 1995, p. 55.
  5. Quoted in Kathy A. Svitil, "Did Viruses Make Us Human?" Discover , November 2002. www.discover.com.

Chapter 2: Early Discoveries

  • 6. Quoted in William M. Bowsky, The Black Death: A Turning Point in History? New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1971, p. 13.
  • 7. Quoted in Bowsky, The Black Death , p. 13.
  • 8. Quoted in James Cross Giblin, When Plague Strikes: The Black Death, Smallpox, AIDS. New York: HarperCollins, 1995, p. 70.
  • 9. Quoted in Giblin, When Plague Strikes , p. 76.
  • 10. Quoted in Giblin, When Plague Strikes , p. 32.
  • 11. Quoted in History Learning Site, "Medicine in Ancient Rome," 2002. www.historylearningsite.co.uk.
  • 12. Quoted in Warnar Moll, "Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Delft Biography," 2003. www.eronet.nl/users/warnar/leeuwenhoek.html.
  • 13. Quoted in Moll, "Antonie van Leeuwenhoek."
  • 14. Quoted in David M. Locke, Viruses: The Smallest Enemy. New York: Crown, 1974, p. 20.

Chapter 3: Fighting an Invisible Enemy

  • 15. Quoted in Giblin, When Plague Strikes , p. 95.
  • 16. Quoted in Jenner Museum, "The Final Conquest of the Speckled Monster," 2003. www.jennermuseum.com.
  • 17. Quoted in Pete Moore, Killer Germs: Rogue Diseases of the Twenty-first Century. London: Carlton, 2001, p. 7.
  • 18. Quoted in Giblin, When Plague Strikes , p. 143.
  • 19. Quoted in Michael Shnayerson and Mark J. Plotkin, The Killers Within: The Deadly Rise of Drug-Resistant Bacteria. Boston: Little, Brown, 2002, p. 35.

Chapter 4: Emerging Microbes

  • 20. Quoted in Boyd, "Despite Bad Reputation," p. H-6.
  • 21. Quoted in Boyd, "Despite Bad Reputation," p. H-6.
  • 22. Quoted in Nancy Shute, "SARS Hits Home," U.S. News & World Report , May 5, 2003, p. 40.
  • 23. Quoted in Stephen S. Hall, "On the Trail of the West Nile Virus," Smithsonian , July 2003, p. 94.

Chapter 5: Harnessing Invisible Power

  • 24. Quoted in Purdue News , "Munching Microbes Make a Meal out of Toxic Substances," April 1997. www.purdue.edu.
  • 25. The Guinness Book of World Records. Stamford, CT: Guinness Media, 1998, p. 316.

Chapter 6: The Future Under a Microscope

  • 26. Daniel W. Drell, Anna Palmisano, and Marvin E. Frazier, "Microbial Genomes: An Information Base for 21st Century Microbiology," U.S. Department of Energy, 2000. www.sc.doe.gov.
  • 27. U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, "Microbial Genomics Research," 2003, p. 1.
  • 28. Richard P. Feynman, "There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom," Engineering & Science , February 1960, p. 1.
  • 29. Quoted in Deborah Smith, "Starting Small: Scientist Uses Viruses as Building Blocks for New Technology," SMH.com.au, 2003. www.smh.com.au.

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