I first read this book in December 2015. I like it so much that I purchased my own copy.
This is a beautifully written book that blends clearly described, scientific discoveries with the compelling personal insight of a husband and wife author/biologist/geologist team. The book explores the importance of microbes in the soil and in people. The authors discuss both the history of various scientific discoveries and the functioning of these microbes, as well as how these microbes relate to gardening/farming, plant growth, the immune system, the gut, auto-immune diseases, and general health of both humans and the environment. I found this book to be both fascinating and educational, without being condescending or oversimplified.
Other Recommended Books:
~March of the Microbes: Sighting the Unseen by John L. Ingraham
~The Wild Life of Our Bodies by Rob Dunn
~Why We Get Sick: The New Science of Darwinian Medicine by Randolph M Nesse & George C. Williams
~Parasite Rex by Carl Zimmer