Microbiology for Dummies

Jennifer C. Stearns, Michael Surette
Published in: John Wiley & Sons
Release Year: 2019
ISBN: 978-1119-5-4442-5
Pages: 387
Edition: 1st
File Size: 28 MB
File Type: pdf
Language: English

Description of Microbiology for Dummies

The world around us is full of tiny invisible living things that affect us every day. Diving into the study of that world is what Microbiology for Dummies book is all about, and we’re happy that you’d like to come along. Microbiology as a whole can feel overwhelming, but when you break it down into parts it can be straightforward and even interesting. Whether you’re taking a microbiology course for credit or studying microbiology on your own time, we’ve written Microbiology for Dummies book with you, the beginner, in mind. Microbiology for Dummies book walks you through the tricky concepts in microbiology while covering the forms, functions, and impacts of microbes in nature and on our lives.

About This Book "Microbiology for Dummies"

Microbiology For Dummies is an overview of the material covered in a typical first year microbiology course. Some courses cover more medical, molecular, or environmental microbiology than others, so we’ve included them all here.

In this book, you find clear explanations of
» The characteristics that microorganisms share
» The things that make microbes different from one another and the rest of life on earth
» The processes important to microbial life
» The diversity of microbial life
» How microbes affect us
If you’re a visual learner, you’ll appreciate the many illustrations. And if you like to organize material into categories, you’ll find the lists and tables useful. With Microbiology for Dummies book, you’ll be able to explain what makes microorganisms unique and identify where and how they live. You’ll also have the skills to delve into specialized areas of microbiology that Microbiology for Dummies book covers in an introductory way.
Microbiology for Dummies is a reference book, which means you don’t have to memorize it — unlike your microbiology course, there is no test at the end. Use it as a reference, dipping into whichever chapter or section has the information you need. Finally, sidebars and sections marked with the Technical Stuff icons are skip-able. They offer a more in-depth discussion of a topic, extra detail, or interesting cases that are related to the main material of the chapter.
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