Life On Us

Tim Flannery, Emma Flannery, Xavi Ramiro

Welcome to the fascinating world of Life On Us! Our bodies are home to tens of thousands of species that aren’t at all human – on our skin, inside our gut and even in our brain, and they can have an extraordinary impact on how we feel, act and live. Many organisms are microscopic, but some are far longer than we are. Some make frequent but temporary visits, while others stay for a very long time!

Get ready to learn all about our amazing microbiome and the trouble-making germs and parasites you won’t like to host. Scientist-extraordinaire Tim Flannery and his daughter Emma Flannery come together in this incredible exploration of a rapidly growing and enormously exciting area of science. Together, they’ve assembled possibly the weirdest collection of knowledge about the human body, from poo transfusions to research into how parasites can help us. Find out what’s living on you!

Life On Us is a first-of-its-kind exploration of everything that lives ON and IN us, but is NOT us, from one of the world’s greatest living explorers and scientists!

- Hardie Grant Children's Publishing


Tim Flannery

Professor Tim Flannery is one of the world’s leading scientists, explorers and conservationists. He is the author of more than thirty books, including the bestselling Explore Your World series for children.

Hardie Grant Children's Publishing

Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing is the children’s division of the largest independent publisher in Australia, and the home of innovative, inclusive and entertaining books from babies to teenagers.