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Ruth Kassinger: Delighting the Reader with Fascinating Facts

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There are as many algae on Earth as stars in the universe, and they have been essential to life on our planet for eons. Today, seaweed production is a multi-billion dollar industry, with algae hard at work to make your sushi, chocolate milk, beer, paint, toothpaste, shampoo and more. 'Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us' is icky, delightful, and amazing, and it was on nearly a dozen “Best Of” lists in 2019. The surprising truth about what most people think of as “pond scum” is revealed: that without algae, none of us would exist.

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