Microbiology with Diseases by Body System, Books a la Carte Plus Mastering Microbiology with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2017-01-09
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The Pearson eText and Mastering have been updated to provide new author-written content and cutting-edge microbiology research critical for today’s students.

For pre-nursing and allied health students (including mixed-majors courses).

Explore the invisible world of microbiology and why it matters to human life

Dr. Robert Bauman’s Microbiology with Diseases by Body System engages students in visualizing the invisible and practicing critical thinking with real-world problems and clinical applications. Author-created Video Tutors and Disease in Depth features foster understanding and encourage students to explore microbiology. The continued focus on clinical situations prepares students for future opportunities and success in applied practice and healthcare careers. 

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By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, Mastering personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. Mastering Microbiology provides tutorials, animations and career relevant applications that enable students to see the invisible world of microbiology, to master key microbiology concepts, and to apply those concepts to human life.

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Author Biography

ROBERT W. BAUMAN is a professor of biology and past chairman of the Department of Biological Sciences at Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas. He has taught microbiology, human anatomy and physiology, and botany for over thirty years. In 2004, the students of Amarillo College selected Dr. Bauman as the recipient of the John F. Mead Faculty Excellence Award and he has been nominated for the one-time award every year since. He received an M.A. degree in botany from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in biology from Stanford University. His research interests have included the morphology and ecology of freshwater algae, the cell biology of marine algae (particularly the deposition of cell walls and intercellular communication), environmentally triggered chromogenesis in butterflies, and terrestrial oil pollution remediation by naturally occurring bacteria. He is a member of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) where he has held national offices, Texas Community College  Teachers Association (TCCTA) where he serves in a statewide position of leadership, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), and The Lepidopterists’ Society. When he is not writing books, he enjoys spending time with his family: gardening, hiking, camping, rock climbing, backpacking, cycling, skiing, and reading by a crackling fire in the winter and in a gently swaying hammock in the summer.


TODD P. PRIMM (contributor) is a Professor at Sam Houston State University, where he teaches pre-nursing and general microbiology. He also serves as Director of the Professional and Academic Center for Excellence, which focuses on improving teaching and learning on campus. In 2010, he was Distinguished Alumnus of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences of Baylor College of Medicine, where he earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. He received a B.S. from Texas A&M University. He is very active in the American Society for Microbiology and received the Texas Branch 2015 Faculty Teaching Award. He was chair of the organizing committee for the 2013 ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators, participated in the 2012 Research Residency of the ASM/NSF Biology Scholars Program, and currently serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education. He is also an affiliate staff member with the international organization Cru. He loves teaching and mentoring students and spending time with his wonderful wife of 25 years and their five children.


About the Clinical Consultants


CECILY D. COSBY is nationally certified as both a family nurse practitioner and physician assistant. She is a professor of nursing, currently teaching at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California, and has been in clinical practice since 1980. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of California, San Francisco; her BSN from California State University, Long Beach; and her P.A. certificate from the Stanford Primary Care program. She is the Director of Samuel Merritt University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program.


JEAN E. MONTGOMERY is a registered nurse formerly teaching in the associate degree nursing program at Austin Community College in Texas. She received her MSN from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas.

Table of Contents

  1. A Brief History of Microbiology 
  2.  The Chemistry of Microbiology  
  3.  Cell Structure and Function 
  4.  Microscopy, Staining, and Classification 
  5.  Microbial Metabolism  
  6.  Microbial Nutrition and Growth 
  7.  Microbial Genetics 
  8.  Recombinant DNA Technology 
  9.  Controlling Microbial Growth in the Environment 
  10.  Controlling Microbial Growth in the Body: Antimicrobial Drugs  
  11. Characterizing and Classifying Prokaryotes 
  12.  Characterizing and Classifying Eukaryotes 
  13.  Characterizing and Classifying Viruses, Viroids, and Prions 
  14.  Infection, Infectious Diseases, and Epidemiology 
  15.  Innate Immunity 
  16.  Adaptive Immunity 
  17.  Immunization and Immune Testing 
  18.  Immune Disorders 
  19.  Microbial Diseases of the Skin and Wounds  
  20.  Microbial Diseases of the ┬┐Nervous System and Eyes 
  21.  Microbial Cardiovascular and Systemic Diseases 
  22.  Microbial Diseases of the ┬┐Respiratory System 
  23.  Microbial Diseases of the Digestive System 
  24.  Microbial Diseases of the ┬┐Urinary and Reproductive Systems 
  25.  Applied and Industrial Microbiology 

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