Microbiology: Principles and Explorations, 7th Edition

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: WILEY
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Microbiology: Principles and Explorations has been a best-selling textbook for several editions due to the author's engaging writing style where her passion for the subject shines through the narrative. The text's student-friendly approach provides readers with an excellent introduction to the study of Microbiology. This text is appropriate for non-major and mixed major microbiology courses, allied health, agriculture and food sciences courses too.

Author Biography

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

In May 0f 2000, the Washington Academy of Sciences gave Jackie the Leo Schubert Award for Excellence in Teaching of Science in College. This award is given for exceptional teaching and writing in the field of microbiology, with particular emphasis on the teaching o undergraduate students.

In addition to her extensive teaching experience, Dr. Black has engaged in fieldwork and studies throughout the globe. Her travels have taken her from the interior of Iceland to Belgium, Germany, Lappland, China, South America, Portugal, the barrier reef of Belize, and most recently to over a dozen universities in Russia.

Dr. Black describes herself as an "incorrigible snoop," interested in all the various aspects and applications of microbiology. this natural curiosity, coupled with her classroom and laboratory experience, makes her uniquely qualified to author an introductory microbiology textbook. This book conveys her sense of excitement for microbiology and offers the most current information on developments and applications within this field.

Table of Contents

Scope And History Of Microbiology
Why Study Microbiology?
Scope of Microbiology
The Microbes
The Microbiologists
Historical Roots
The Germ Theory of Disease
Early Studies
Pasteur's Further Contributions
Koch's Contributions
Work Toward Controlling Infections
Emergence of Special Fields of Microbiology
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Tomorrow's History
Retracing Our Steps
Terminology Check
Clinical Case Study
Critical Thinking Questions
Explorations on the Web
Fundamentals Of Chemistry
Why Study Chemistry?
Chemical Building Blocks and Chemical Bonds
Chemical Building Blocks
The Structure of Atoms
Chemical Bonds
Chemical Reactions
Water and Solutions
Solutions and Colloids
Acids, Bases, and pH
Complex Organic Molecules
Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids
Retracing Our Steps
Terminology Check
Clinical Case Study
Critical Thinking Questions
Explorations on the Web
Microscopy And Staining
Historical Microscopy
Principles of Microscopy
Metric Units
Properties of Light: Wavelength and Resolution
Properties of Light: Light and Objects
Light Microscopy
The Compound Light Microscope
Dark-Field Microscopy
Phase-Contrast Microscopy
Nomarski (Differential Interface Contrast)
Fluorescence Microscopy
Confocal Microscopy
Digital Microscopy
Electron Microscopy
Transmission Electron Microscopy
Scanning Electron Microscopy
Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
Techniques of Light Microscopy
Preparation of Specimens for the Light
Principles of Staining
Retracing Our Steps
Terminology Check
Clinical Case Study
Critical Thinking Questions
Explorations on the Web
Characteristics Of Prokaryotic And Eukaryotic Cells
Basic Cell Types
Prokaryotic Cells
Size, Shape, and Arrangement
An Overview of Structure
The Cell Wall
The Cell Membrane
Internal Structure
External Structure
Eukaryotic Cells
An Overview of Structure
The Plasma Membrane
Internal Structure
External Structure
Evolution by Endosymbiosis
The Movement by Substances Across Membranes
Simple Diffusion
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