Discover the World of Microbes: Bacteria, Archaea, and Viruses

Book Details

  • Published: 23 November 2011
  • ISBN: 978-3-527-32845-1
  • Author: Gerhard Gottschalk
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This title is an essential primer for all students who need some background in microbiology and want to become familiar with the universal importance of bacteria for all forms of life.

Written by Gerhard Gottschalk, Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and one of the most prominent microbiologists in our time, this text covers the topic in its whole breadth and does not only focus on bacteria as pathogens.

The book is written in an easy-to-read, entertaining style but each chapter also contains a `facts' section with compact text and diagrams for easy learning. In addition, more than 40 famous scientists, including several Nobel Prize winners, contributed sections, written specifically for this title. The book comes with color figures and a companion website with questions and answers.

Key features:

  • Unique, introductory text offering a comprehensive overview of the astonishing variety and abilities of Bacteria
  • Easy-to-read, fascinating and educational
  • Written by one of the best known microbiologists of our time
  • Color images throughout
  • Each chapter has a compact tutorial part with schemes on the biochemistry and metabolic pathways of Bacteria
  • Comes with a companion website with questions and answers 

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2 Comments

Orlando Guerrero wrote:

This book looks good

I haven't read it,but I snuck peek to the references

Thu Jan 10 16:15:21 UTC 2013

Zhiqiang Cao wrote:

merry christmas

Merry christmas and best wishes! This artical is good!

Tue Dec 20 01:34:13 UTC 2011

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