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Microbiology : Principles and Explorations - 4th edition

Microbiology : Principles and Explorations (ISBN10: 0471368199; ISBN13: 9780471368199)
ISBN13: 978-0471368199
ISBN10: 0471368199

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ISBN13: 978-0139207112
ISBN10: 0139207112

Summary: 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 ...show more. 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--Technology 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 4TH 99
Cover: Hardcover
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 12/28/1998
International: No

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