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Microbiology : Principles and Explorations

Microbiology : Principles and Explorations - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0471368199

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Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 1999
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Microbiology : Principles and Explorations - 4TH 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471368199

Jacquelyn G. Black

ISBN13: 978-0471368199
ISBN10: 0471368199
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 99
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 1999
International: No

This best-selling text takes microbiology out of the petri dish and into the everyday world for students. Appropriate for mixed major biology courses, allied health, agriculture, and food science. Called "the book that doesn't read like a textbook," Black's informal writing style allows her to connect with students. Rich with stunning and often grotesque applications about everything from tapeworm-laced sushi to blindness-inducing microbes found in hot tubs. The Fourth Edition has been updated throughout. An exciting new website will enrich the students' learning experience beyond the classroom.

NEW-- Pedagogical aids help students through each chapter. Examples include:

NEW! A student prologue - provides students with hints and suggestions from Jackie on how to use her text and get the most out of their microbiology experience.

NEW! Microbial Factoids - fun/strange/fabulous facts designed to look like "post-it notes" in the margin. Each brief fact supports a concept or principle in the running text.

NEW! Background Basics provide students with a brief list of topics, discussed in earlier chapters, that they should be familiar with before beginning the chapter.

NEW! Concept Check Questions, placed after major concepts are presented to test students understanding before going to next section.


NEW! Meet Me on the Web - end of chapter feature that links Microbiology 4e to the powerful new text-specific web site. Students will have access to self-grading quizzes, hotlinks to exciting destinations by chapter and more.

NEW! Presentation Manager 3.0 allows instructors to create custom multi-media presentations with ease.

NEW--Content has been updated throughout. Examples include:

Fully revised coverage of viruses, immunology, epidemiology, and infectious diseases.

Over 20% new illustrations.

Reorganization includes combination of chapter 9 & 10. Bacterial Taxonomy was moved to a special appendix. Coverage of host systems moved from Ch. 17 and distributed to relevant chapters in Unit VI (Infectious Diseases of Human Organ Systems).

Hallmarks Of microbiology

Black makes microbiology come alive! Black scoured not only professional journals but also pop culture periodicals in search of the applications, examples, and anecdotes she attaches to basic microbial principles. These applications, found throughout the text and in the narrative of every chapter, help students integrate materials into long term memory. Some include discussion of:

Pimples that can lead to septicemia if squeezed.

Involuntary drunkenness caused by yeast fermenting in stomach food.

Informal, student-centered writing style. Jackie Black acts as a reporter and storyteller, providing students the background they need to truly appreciate lectures and classroom discussions.

Excellent art program. Many of the text's illustrations have been done by William Ober and Claire Garrison (award winning medical illustrators). Photos have been personally researched by the author.

Questions We'll Explore. Black poses a brief list of questions (chapter objectives) which are answered as students read the chapter.

Concept Links.Page references link students to a related concept discussed earlier in the text. This offers a quick review for students

Mini-boxes. These brief asides, 15% more than in previous editions, serve to attach an application to a concept or principle discussed in the running text.

Chapter Summary "A Look at Where We've Been". Revised chapter summaries help students effectively review the concepts and principles discussed in the text.

Terminology Check. A list of the chapter's key terms and the page number where each term was introduced is provided.

Table of Contents

List of Boxes and Notebooks.


1. Scope and History of Microbiology.

2. Fundamentals of Chemistry.

3. Microscopy and Staining.

4. Characteristics of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells.


5. Essential Concepts of Metabolism.

6. Growth and Culturing of Bacteria.

7. Genetics I: Gene Action, Gene Regulation, and Mutation.

8. Genetics II: Transfer of Genetic Material and Genetic Engineering.


9. An Introduction to Taxonomy: The Bacteria.

10. Viruses.

11. Eukaryotic Microorganisms and Parasites.


12. Sterilization and Disinfection.

13. Antimicrobial Therapy.


14. Host-Microbe Interactions.

15. Epidemiology and Nosocomial Infections.

16. Nonspecific Host Defenses.

17. Immunology I: Basic Principles of Specific Immunity and Immunization.

18. Immunology II: Immunological Disorders and Tests.


19. Diseases of the Skin and Eyes; Wounds and Bites.

20. Diseases of the Respiratory System.

21. Oral and Gastrointestinal Diseases.

22. Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, and Systemic Diseases.

23. Diseases of the Nervous System.

24. Urogenital and Sexually Transmitted Diseases.


A: Metric System Measurements, Conversions, and Math Tools.
B. Classification of Bacteria and Viruses.
C. Word Roots Commonly Encountered in Microbiology.
D. Safety Precautions in the Handling of Clinical Specimens.
E. Metabolic Pathways.
F. Answers to Selected Problems for Investigation.
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