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Microbiology: Principles and Explorations

Microbiology: Principles and Explorations

 Author(s): 

  •  Jacquelyn G. Black

Product Details:
  • Hardcover: 920 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 6th edition (December 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471420840
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471420842
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 9.5 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.99 pounds
 

 

Editorial Reviews

Book Description

This photo of Escherichia coli being attacked by bacteriophages highlights rapidly developing technologies for using phages to treat antibiotic resistant infections without destroying normal resident bacteria, and without side effects. Phages are also being used to detect and remove pathogens from our food supplies, both plant and animal. Also exciting is the use of phages as vehicles to delivery DNA vaccines, often directly to mammalian immune system cells. Recent work also suggests possible antitumor effects of phages. We stand on the edge of a whole new world of exploration and applications of microbiology.

For over 20 years, and through five editions, Black's Microbiology: Principles and Explorations has captured students' imaginations. Her enthusiasm, passion, and knack for memorable stories and anecdotes bring the study of microbiology to life in a way few other texts can match.

Now updated to reflect the latest topics in the field (e.g., SARS, bioterrorism, GMO's, geomicrobiology) and accompanied by state-of-the-art animations of key concepts, this new edition is sure to help inspire a new generation of enthusiasts for the dynamic science of microbiology.

Critical Acclaim
"I continue to find Black's text an excellent contribution to undergraduate Microbiology education." --Karen Messley, Rock Valley College


"I like the conversational and informal style Black adopts throughout the book. This is a book, which could very well engage even the most reluctant student. It is comprehensive, nicely detailed, and incorporates many aids to teaching and learning..."--Iris Cook, Westchester CC


"[The text] is a wonderful introduction into the world of microorganisms for students from a wide variety of backgrounds."--Jeff G. Leid, Northern Arizona University


"...I have found it [the book] accurate to a fault, brilliant at getting students motivated and interested in microbiology, and a great practical training book."--Gerard O'Donovan, University of North Texas

Also available
Laboratory Exercises in Microbiology, 2nd Edition
Robert A. Pollack, et al.
ISBN: 0-471-42082-4, 264 pages, paper, (c)2005

Written specifically for allied health students, this lab manual presents a variety of highly engaging activities and experiments that convey the basic concepts of microbiology.

The publisher, Prentice-Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics
This best-selling text brings microbiology to life with its special attention to lively applications and real-life connections. Written in a clear, vibrant style, this text follows a body systems approach to microbiology. The new edition has been thoroughly updated throughout. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

This photo of Escherichia coli being attacked by bacteriophages highlights rapidly developing technologies for using phages to treat antibiotic resistant infections without destroying normal resident bacteria, and without side effects.  Phages are also being used to detect and remove pathogens from our food supplies, both plant and animal.  Also exciting is the use of phages as vehicles to delivery DNA vaccines, often directly to mammalian immune system cells.  Recent work also suggests possible antitumor effects of phages.  We stand on the edge of a whole new world of exploration and applications of microbiology.

About the Author(s)

Jacquelyn Black received her B.A., B.S., and 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.

Excerpt from Customer Reviews

Get this study guide, March 13, 2003

This is an excellent study guide. It really soldifies the information of microbiology in a concise format that sticks to your brain. However, if you want to know the type of questions asked on microbiology exams, definitely get the following book:
Microbiology Study Guide: Key Review Questions and Answers
ISBN: 0971999635
The author of the second study guide knows the type of questions teachers ask on exams. I used these two books in my undergraduate microbiology course and got a 92 average. Get both books.


 

 

For over 20 years, and through five editions, Black’s Microbiology: Principles and Explorations has captured students’ imaginations. Her enthusiasm, passion, and knack for memorable stories and anecdotes bring the study of microbiology to life in a way few other texts can match.

Now updated to reflect the latest topics in the field (e.g., SARS, bioterrorism, GMO's, geomicrobiology) and accompanied by state-of-the-art animations of key concepts, this new edition is sure to help inspire a new generation of enthusiasts for the dynamic science of microbiology.

Critical Acclaim
“I continue to find Black’s text an excellent contribution to undergraduate Microbiology education.” —Karen Messley, Rock Valley College

 

“I like the conversational and informal style Black adopts throughout the book.  This is a book, which could very well engage even the most reluctant student.  It is comprehensive, nicely detailed, and incorporates many aids to teaching and learning…”—Iris Cook, Westchester CC

 

“[The text] is a wonderful introduction into the world of microorganisms for students from a wide variety of backgrounds.”—Jeff G. Leid, Northern Arizona University

 

 

“…I have found it [the book] accurate to a fault, brilliant at getting students motivated and interested in microbiology, and a great practical training book.”—Gerard O’Donovan, University of North Texas


Rating: 2.4 | Added on: 2 Jan 2007

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