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Microbiology - With CD

Microbiology - With CD - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0321241801

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ISBN13: 978-0321241801
ISBN10: 0321241800
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Co.
Published: 2004
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Microbiology - With CD - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0321241801

Robert Bauman

ISBN13: 978-0321241801
ISBN10: 0321241800
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Co.
Published: 2004
International: No

Every student package automatically includes a CD-ROM containing the Microbiology Place website, along with an access code for the Microbiology Place website. Designed for non-majors and nursing/allied health students, Microbiology by Robert Bauman features an unparalleled, visually stunning art program that works with the text to engage as it teaches. Filled with interesting vignettes, cutting-edge research, and student-focused pedagogy, Bauman's text brings the wonders of microbiology alive while providing a solid, comprehensive introduction to the field. A powerful media and supplements package includes The Microbiology Place website/CD-ROM, along with an Instructor's Resource CD-ROM containing lecture outlines, micrographs and illustrations from the text.


  • A groundbreaking art program that engages as it teaches, and works hand-in-hand with the text:
    • Half-micrograph, half-illustration cell art illustrates microbial structures in a three-dimensional, visually striking way to draw students' interest, while also teaching them what cellular structures really look like (example in Chapter 3).
    • Orientation figures and step-by-step diagrams break complex processes into smaller, more manageable pieces for students. Step numbers in the text are color coded to correspond with step numbers in illustrations for seamless text/art integration (example in Chapter 5).
    • Figure legend questions engage students by asking them to apply what they've learned in the text to answer questions about topics featured in the art.
    • Color-consistent icons and figures are used throughout the text to make it easier for the student to recognize structures and processes from chapter to chapter.
  • Critical Thinking Questions are located throughout the text and at the end of each chapter, and encourage students to apply what they've just read to an additional scenario or case study.
  • Coverage of hot topics from both the research field and the everyday lives of students:
    • Chapter-opening vignettes pique students' interest about the topic at hand. For example, Chapter 8 (Recombinant DNA Technology) opens with a vignette about the use of microbes in genetically engineered food. Chapter 10 (Controlling Microbial Growth) opens with a vignette about so-called "superbugs" that are resistant to our most powerful antibiotics.
    • Highlight boxes focus on fascinating topics in microbiology, such as whether or not genetically modified corn kills monarch butterflies (Chapter 8), microbial control in sushi preparation (Chapter 9), the medicinal and cosmetic uses of Botox (Chapter 11), why isn't there a cold vaccine? (Chapter 17), and oil-eating bacteria (Chapter 26). These boxes demonstrate the relevance of applied microbiology to everyday life, encouraging student interest in the field.
    • New Frontiers boxes introduce students to cutting-edge research and future challenges related to microbiology. Topics include bioterrorism (Chapters 1 and 26), biofilms (Chapters 3 and 6), genetically modifying mosquitoes to curb the spread of malaria (Chapter 8), the AIDS "cocktail" and the problem of drug resistance (Chapter 10), attacking cancer with lab-grown T-cells (Chapter 16), and the use of E.coli in making blue jeans (Chapter 26).
  • Case Study boxes ask students to apply material they have learned in the text to clinical scenarios, often featuring a micrograph or clinical photo that they are asked to interpret.
  • Student-focused pedagogy:
    • Online "MicroPrep" Pre-Tests are available for each chapter at www.microbiologyplace.com. The pre-tests are designed to be taken prior to reading a given chapter to 1) review topics introduced in previous chapters that are relevant to the chapter at hand, and 2) test students' preconceptions and/or prior knowledge of the chapter's topics.
    • Learning Objectives are integrated throughout each chapter at the beginning of each 1-head to give students a preview of topics covered.
    • Integrated pronunciation and etymology guides help students with pronouncing and remembering vocabulary.
    • Micrographs and many illustrations include rule bars and TEM/SEM designations to give students a size and scale context for the art.
    • End-of-chapter summaries and review questions help students review the material.
  • Powerful Instructor's Resource CD-ROM contains approximately 800 images (micrographs and illustrations) from the text in PowerPoint® and jpeg format, along with lecture outlines for instructors who adopt the text.
  • Taxonomic organization of diseases. Coverage of microbial diseases is organized by type of pathogen so students can better relate how shared characteristics among given types of microorganisms lend themselves to particular diseases.
  • Microbiology Place Website and CD-ROM. The Microbiology Place Website hosts a MicroPrep pre-test and 40+ practice test questions for each chapter of the text, review questions that utilize micrographs and other art from the text, weblinks, answers to questions in the text, information about careers in microbiology, and more. It also contains a link to Research Navigator, a powerful online research tool with access to three exclusive databases of credible and reliable source material, including the Journal of Applied Microbiology, the Annual Review of Microbiology, Science, New York Times Search by Subject Archive, and "Best of the Web" Link Library. The Microbiology Place is also provided on a CD-ROM included with each new copy of the text.

Author Bio

Bauman, Robert Jr. : Amarillo College

Table of Contents

1. History and Scope of Microbiology.

2. The Chemistry of Microbiology.

3. Cell Structure and Function.

4. Microscopy, Staining and Classification.

5. Microbial Metabolism.

6. Microbial Nutrition and Growth.

7. Microbial Genetics.

8. Biotechnology and Recombinant DNA.

9. Controlling Microbial Growth in the Environment.

10. Controlling Microbial Growth in the Body: Antimicrobial Drugs.

11. Characterizing and Classifying Prokaryotes.

12. Characterizing and Classifying Eukaryotes.

13. Characterizing and Classifying Viruses, Viroids, and Prions.

14. Infection, Disease, and Epidemiology.

15. Natural and Non-specific Resistance.

16. Specific Defense: The Immune Response.

17. Immunization and Diagnostic Testing.

18. Immune Deficiencies and Hypersensitivities.

19. Pathogenic Gram-Positive Cocci and Bacilli.

20. Pathogenic Gram-Negative Cocci, Bacilli, and Vibrios.

21. Other Bacterial Pathogens: Spirochetes, Mycoplasmas, Chlamydias, and Rickettsias.

22. Pathogenic Fungi.

23. Parasitic Protozoa, Helminths, and Arthropod Vectors.

24. Pathogenic DNA Viruses.

25. Pathogenic RNA Viruses.

26. Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

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