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This text serves as an introduction to the essentials of microbiology and includes and excellent review of basic chemistry.
This book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.
The World of Microorganisms: Chapter 1 The Value of Microbiology, Chapter 2 The Microscope, Chapter 3 Basic Chemistry and its Relationship to Microbiology, Chapter 4 Favorable Environment for Bacterial Growth. Structure and Behavior of Microorganisms: Chapter 5 Cellular Structure and Characteristics of Eukaryotes, Chapter 6 Cellular Structure and Characteristics of Prokaryotes, Chapter 7 The Structure and Behavior of Microogranisms, Chapter 8 Introduction to the Protists, Chapter 9 Fungi, Chapter 10 Parasites, Chapter 11 Bacteria, Chapter 12 Viruses, Chapter 13 Microbiological Techniques, Infection and Immunity: Chapter 14 How Microorganisms Cause Infection, Chapter 15 Body Defenses, Chapter 16 Immunity, Chapter 17 Vaccines and Immune Serums, Methods of Destruction of Microbiological Material: Chapter 18 Physical and Chemical Agents of Destruction, Chapter 19 Chemotherapeutic Agents, Public Health Microbiology: Chapter 20 Air,Food,Milk,Water,Soil, and Sewage Control, Chapter 21 Sanitary Measures Practiced in Health Care Facilities. Appendix A: Diseases Transmitted by microoganisms, Appendix B: Review of Communicable Diseases, Appendix C: Classification of Microogranisms, Appendix D: Uses of Primary Plating Media, Appendix E: Summary of Primary Plating Section Media, Appendix F: Recipes: Culture Media, Staining Solutions, and Slide Preparation Techniques, Appendix G: Suggested Demonstrations for Environmental Control