Microbiology: Principles and Explorations / Edition 7

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Overview

Microbiology: Principles and Explorations has been a best-selling textbook for several editions due to the author's engaging writing style where her passion for the subject shines through the narrative. The text's student-friendly approach provides readers with an excellent introduction to the study of Microbiology. This text is appropriate for non-major and mixed major microbiology courses, allied health, agriculture and food sciences courses too.

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New edition of a nicely designed college text covering such areas as fundamentals, microbial growth, multicellular parasites, control of microorganisms, host microbe interactions, infectious diseases, and applied microbiology. The new format uses major column/minor columns with application boxes in the margins instead of a two-column layout. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470107485
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/2/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 968
  • Sales rank: 1,254,962
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jacquelyn  Black received her B.A., B.S., M.S. from the University of Chicago and her Ph.D. from Catholic University of America. She has been teaching microbiology to undergraduates since 1970. She is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, and she has received grants for conducting teacher-training programs.

In May 0f 2000, the Washington Academy of Sciences gave Jackie the Leo Schubert Award for Excellence in Teaching of Science in College. This award is given for exceptional teaching and writing in the field of microbiology, with particular emphasis on the teaching o undergraduate students.

In addition to her extensive teaching experience, Dr. Black has engaged in fieldwork and studies throughout the globe. Her travels have taken her from the interior of Iceland to Belgium, Germany, Lappland, China, South America, Portugal, the barrier reef of Belize, and most recently to over a dozen universities in Russia.

Dr. Black describes herself as an "incorrigible snoop," interested in all the various aspects and applications of microbiology. this natural curiosity, coupled with her classroom and laboratory experience, makes her uniquely qualified to author an introductory microbiology textbook. This book conveys her sense of excitement for microbiology and offers the most current information on developments and applications within this field.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Scope And History Of Microbiology.

Chapter 2. Fundamentals Of Chemistry.

Chapter 3. Microscopy And Staining.

Chapter 4. Characteristics Of Prokaryotic And Eukaryotic Cells.

Chapter 5. Essential Concepts Of Metabolism.

Chapter 6. Growth And Culturing Of Bacteria.

Chapter 7. Microbial Genetics.

Chapter 8. Gene Transfer And Genetic Engineering.

Chapter 9. An Introduction To Taxonomy: The Bacteria.

Chapter 10. Viruses.

Chapter 11.

Eukaryotic Microorganisms and Parasites

Chapter 12.

Sterilization and Disinfection

Chapter 13

Antimicrobial Therapy

Chapter 14

Host-Microbe Relationships and Disease Processes

Chapter 15

Epidemiology and Nosocomial Infections

Chapter 16

Innate Host Defenses

Chapter 17

Immunology I : Basic Principles of Adaptive Immunity and Immunization

Chapter 18

Immunology II : Immunological Disorders and Tests

Chapter 19

Diseases of the Skin and Eyes;Wounds and Bites

Chapter 20

Urogenital and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Chapter 21

Diseases of the Respiratory System

Chapter 22

Oral and Gastrointestinal Diseases

Chapter 23

Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, and Systemic Diseases

Chapter 24

Diseases of the Nervous System

Chapter 25

Environmental Microbiology

Chapter 26

Applied Microbiology

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