Praised for its exceptionally clear presentation of complex topics, this #1-selling text for microbiology non-majors provides a careful balance of concepts and applications, proven art that teaches and the most robust, dynamic media in MasteringMicrobiology. The Twelfth Edition ofTortora, Funke, and Case's Microbiology: An Introduction focuses on big picture concepts and themes in microbiology, encouraging students to visualize and synthesize tough topics such as microbial metabolism, immunology, and microbial genetics. ...
Praised for its exceptionally clear presentation of complex topics, this #1-selling text for microbiology non-majors provides a careful balance of concepts and applications, proven art that teaches and the most robust, dynamic media in MasteringMicrobiology. The Twelfth Edition ofTortora, Funke, and Case's Microbiology: An Introduction focuses on big picture concepts and themes in microbiology, encouraging students to visualize and synthesize tough topics such as microbial metabolism, immunology, and microbial genetics. The text and accompanying resources also help students make connections between microbiology theory and disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. KEY TOPICS: Fundamentals of Microbiology; The Microbial World and You; Chemical Principles; Observing Microorganisms through a Microscope; Functional Anatomy of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells; Microbial Metabolism; Microbial Growth; The Control of Microbial Growth; Microbial Genetics; Biotechnology and Recombinant DNA; A Survey of the Microbial World; Classification of Microorganisms; The Prokaryotes: Domains Bacteria and Archaea; The Eukaryotes: Fungi, Algae, Protozoa, and Helminths; Viruses, Viroids, and PrionsInteraction between Microbe and Host; Principles of Disease and Epidemiology; Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity; Innate Immunity: Nonspecific Defenses of the Host; Adaptive Immunity: Specific Defenses of the Host; Practical Applications of Immunology; Disorders Associated with the Immune System; Antimicrobial Drugs; Microorganisms and Human Disease; Microbial Disease of the Skin and Eyes; Microbial Diseases of the Nervous System; Microbial Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems; Microbial Diseases of the Respiratory System; Microbial Diseases of the Digestive System; Microbial Disease of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems; Environmental and Applied Microbiology; Environmental Microbiology; Applied and Industrial Microbiology; Metabolic Pathways; Exponents, Exponential Notation, Logarithms, and Generation Time; Methods for Taking Clinical Samples; Pronunciation of Scientific Names; Word Roots Used in Microbiology; Classification of Bacteria According to Bergey's Manual MARKET: Intended for those interested in gaining a basic knowledge of microbiology.
I ordered this book in plenty of time before my class starts. I did not receive the hardback correct book. Completely different ISBN # from the one on my receipt that I ordered and it wasn't hardback.
I am very disappointed as my family and myself have ordered several books from Alibris and had been very happy in the past.
Mar 19, 2013
book is great, easier to read that some science texts
Aug 10, 2009
Need the CD
I had to use this book for class. Honestly, I did not really like this book. The only thing that I liked was the order that it was in. They practically went from history, to organisms, to diseases. With this book, you NEED a highlighter and a pencil/pen. They try to make the language easy to understand, but you still need to really study it. This is not an easy read. The outlines at the ends of the chapters seem to go on and on with just random facts. The study questions wend from review, to multiple choice to critical thinking to clinical applications. It was very difficult and hard to keep up if you don't have a really good professor. The best thing is also the CD that comes with it. It directs you to a web site that has flash cards and animations and pretests among other useful things. Unfortunately I lost my CD at some point, so I really didn't get to use it all. PLEASE USE THE CD. It will help you the most.
Oct 23, 2008
It's A Must!
This book is great for anybody starting in Microbiology! The book is easy to understand and makes Microbiology a little easier to comprehend!
Oct 2, 2008
arrived to me in 3 days, in good condition as stated. the price was GREAT too!!
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