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- DescriptionLiving in a Microbial World is a textbook written for students taking a general microbiology or microbiology-themed course for n-science majors. It teaches the essential concepts of microbiology through practical examples and a conversational writing style intended to make the material accessible to a wide audience. In order to make the science relevant to students, every chapter of the book contains a series of cases intended to motivate learning the microbiology concepts. The cases present microbiology in the news, in history, in literature, and in scenarios of everyday life. Each case ends with several questions intended to pique student interest, and those questions are answered in the next section of the chapter. By clearly and succinctly explaining the fundamentals of microbiology through practical examples, the book provides a scientific framework through which students can understand critical issues about microorganisms and disease that they will encounter throughout their lives. They will learn the role that microorganisms play t only in our health but also in ecosystem processes, our diet, industrial production, and human history. Topics that we hear about every day, from global warming to energy independence to bioterrorism, all have a microbial angle. This text is designed to provide the reader with the background needed to understand and discuss such topics with a genuine understanding rooted in science. Supplements: * Online Glossary. * Online Student Flash Cards. * Animations and videos.
- Author BiographyBruce V. Hofkin received his PhD from the University of New Mexico where he is currently a faculty member in the Department of Biology. His primary research interest is the epidemiology of vector-borne diseases.
- Author(s)Bruce Hofkin,University of New Mexico
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Inc
- Date of Publication01/03/2007
- SubjectScience & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationCT
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGarland Publishing Inc
- Out-of-print date15/03/2017
- Content Note413 colour illustrations
- Weight1020 g
- Width216 mm
- Height279 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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