You don't need to be intimidated by microbiology, stumbling block to many a health sciences student. Now anyone can master the world of tiny little critters -- without expensive tutors, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. In Microbiology Demystified, health sciences ...

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You don't need to be intimidated by microbiology, stumbling block to many a health sciences student. Now anyone can master the world of tiny little critters -- without expensive tutors, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. In Microbiology Demystified, health sciences professor Tom Betsy and Demystifed series veteran Jim Keogh provide an effective and painless way to learn and review microbiology. You'll cover the core material of a standard textbook -- without the confusion and frustration.

With Microbiology Demystified, you master the subject one step at a time -- at your own speed. Unlike most books on microbiology, general concepts are presented first -- and the details follow. This unique self-teaching guide gives you a quiz at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses -- and a 100-question "final exam" to review the entire book.

This heavily illustrated and entertaining self-teaching tool gives you everything you need to:

  • Painlessly master all major microbiology concepts, in the order they are taught by standard texts

  • Decipher complex terms and ideas, with a fun, easy-to-read format

  • Learn microbiology from an expert teacher partnered with a writer who takes the student's point of view

  • Conquer single-celled and multicellular microorganisms

  • Get friendly with viruses, viroids, prions, fungi, algae, and more

  • Learn microbes' role in disease and disease transmission

  • Find out about the immune response and drugs that combat microbial infections

  • Take a "final exam" and grade it yourself!

A fast, effective, and fun way to learn microbiology, Microbiology Demystified is the perfect shortcut to a deeper understanding of the world of super-small creatures and their role in health and disease.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071471343
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 3/31/2005
  • Series: Demystified
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 237,315
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Tom Betsy, D.C., teaches microbiology, anatomy, physiology, and other courses in the nursing and allied health programs at Bergen Community College in northern New Jersey. Dr. Betsy is widely admired by his students for his ability to simplify complex subjects. He lives in Hillsdale, New Jersey.

Jim Keogh is a writer and teacher of computing at Columbia University. He is the author of more than 60 books. This is the seventh book in the Demystified series that he has authored. The others are Pharmacology Demystified, JavaScript Demystified, ASP.NET Demystified, Data Structures Demystified, OOP Demystified, and Java Demystified. He lives in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTIONACKNOWLEDGMENTChapter 1: The World of the MicroorganismChapter 2: The Chemical Elements of MicroorganismsChapter 3: Observing MicroorganismsChapter 4: Prokaryotic Cells and Eukaryotic CellsChapter 5: The Chemical MetabolismChapter 6: Microbial Growth and Controlling Microbial GrowthChapter 7: Microbial GeneticsChapter 8: Recombinant DNA TechnologyChapter 9: Classification of MicroorganismsChapter 10: The Prokaryotes: BacteriaChapter 11: The Eukaryotes: Fungi, Algae, Protozoa, and HelminthsChapter 12: Viruses, Viroids, and PrionsChapter 13: Epidemiology and DiseaseChapter 14: ImmunityChapter 15: Vaccines and Diagnosing DiseasesChapter 16: Antimicrobial DrugsFINAL EXAMANSWERS TO QUIZ, AND EXAM QUESTIONSINDEXABOUT THE AUTHOR
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