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  • Paperback + Digital Product License Key Folder
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $50.00
  • July 2015
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-26414-2
  • 1072 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide
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    John W. Foster (Author, University of South Alabama), Zarrintaj Aliabadi (Author, University of South Alabama), Joan L. Slonczewski (Author, Kenyon College)


    A Case-History Approach

    At the core of Microbiology: The Human Experience are case histories that put foundational concepts in a real-world context.

    The bones are the consistent structure of learning objectives, summaries, and questions that support the clear, accurate, and organized presentation of the content.

    The connective tissue is the art and highly readable text, by two masterful teachers and an experienced physician assistant, which puts infectious disease front and center and highlights contemporary topics such as the human microbiome.


    Endorsements & Reviews

    “I think the level of discussion is spot-on for pre-health students, especially for a chapter that occurs early on in the text.... Easily read in narrative form.” — Meghan May, Towson University

    “I think this text speaks with the student as opposed to at the student."” — Michael E. Shea, Hudson Valley Community College

    “The greatest strength of this text is that it is simply very well written. The information delivered is clear, detailed, and without excess verbiage.” — Melissa Lail-Trecker, Western New England University

    “The chapters provide a clear and simple introduction to the microbial world and contain a nice balance among examples, case studies, and the concepts discussed.” — Sayna A. Jahangiri, Folsom Lake College

    “Excellent, practical, stimulating, and definitively the book for allied health care students.” — Lanh Bloodworth, Florida State College at Jacksonville

    “I would definitely love to use this chapter to teach the diseases of the urinary system in that it is very well laid out and the material is presented how I like it to present it.” — Charles Vo, University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

    “Very readable, and excellent for allied health majors.” — Meghan May, Towson University

      Part I: Fundamentals of Microbiology and Infectious Disease
      1. Microbes Shape Our History
      2. Basic Concepts of Infectious Disease
      3. Observing Microbes
      4. Living Chemistry: From Atoms to Cells
      5. Cell Biology of Bacteria and Eukaryotes
      6. Bacterial Growth, Nutrition, and Differentiation

      Part II: Essential Biology and Control of Infectious Agents
      7. Bacterial Metabolism
      8. Bacterial Genetics and Biotechnology
      9. Bacterial Genomes and Evolution
      10. Bacterial Diversity
      11. Eukaryotic Microbes and Invertebrate Infectious Agents
      12. Viruses
      13. Sterilization, Disinfection, and Antibiotic Therapy

      Part III: The Immune System
      14. Normal Human Microbiota: A Delicate Balance of Power
      15. The Immune System: Inflammation and Innate Immunity
      16. The Immune System: Adaptive Immunity
      17. Immune Disorders, Tools, and Vaccines

      Part IV: Infectious Diseases
      18. Microbial Pathogenesis
      19. Infections of the Skin and Eye
      20. Infections of the Respiratory Tract
      21. Systemic Infections
      22. Infections of the Digestive System
      23. Infections of the Urinary and Reproductive Tracts
      24. Infections of the Central Nervous System

      Part V: Epidemiology and Biotechnology
      25. Diagnostic Clinical Microbiology
      26. Epidemiology: Tracking Infectious Diseases
      27. Environmental and Food Microbiology