Fundamentals Of Microbiology: Body Systems Edition, 3rd Edition

Book Description

The Bestselling Microbiology Text for Health Science and Nursing Majors Just Got Better! Ideal for health science and nursing students, of Microbiology: Body Systems Edition, Third Edition retains the engaging, student-friendly style and active learning approach for which award-winning author and educator Jeffrey Pommerville is known. Highly suitable for non-science majors, the fully revised and updated third edition of this bestselling text contains new pedagogical and an established learning format that improves comprehension and retention and makes learning more enjoyable. Unlike other texts in the field, of Microbiology: Body Systems Edition takes a global perspective on microbiology and infectious disease, and supports students in self-evaluation and concept absorption. Furthermore, it includes real-life examples to help students understand the significance of a concept and its application in today’s world, whether to their local community or beyond. New pertinent to nursing and health sciences has been added, while many figures and tables have been updated, revised, and/or reorganized for clarity. Comprehensive yet accessible, of Microbiology: Body Systems Edition, Third Edition is an essential text for non-science majors in health science and nursing programs taking an introductory microbiology course. Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

Table of Contents

PART 1 Foundations of Microbiology
Chapter 1 Microbiology: Then and Now
Chapter 2 The Chemical Building Blocks of Life
Chapter 3 Concepts and Tools for Studying Microorganisms
Chapter 4 Structure of Bacterial and Archaeal Cells
Chapter 5 Microbial Growth and Nutrition
Chapter 6 Microbial Metabolism

PART 2 The Genetics of Microorganisms
Chapter 7 Microbial Genetics
Chapter 8 Gene Transfer, Genetic , and Genomics

PART 3 Control of Microorganisms
Chapter 9 Control of Microorganisms: Physical and Chemical Methods
Chapter 10 Antimicrobial Drugs and Superbugs

PART 4 A Survey of the Microbial World
Chapter 11 Microbial Systematics and the Domains Bacteria and Archaea
Chapter 12 Eukaryotic Microorganisms: The Protists, Fungi, and Helminths
Chapter 13 The Viruses and Virus-Like Agents

PART 5 Interactions and Impact of Microorganisms with Humans
Chapter 14 Infection and Disease
Chapter 15 Resistance and the Immune System: Introduction and Innate Immunity
Chapter 16 Resistance and the Immune System: Adaptive Immunity
Chapter 17 Immunity and Serology
Chapter 18 Immune Disorders and AIDS

PART 6 Infectious Diseases of Humans
Chapter 19 Infectious Diseases Affecting the Skin, Soft Tissues, and Eyes
Chapter 20 Infectious Diseases Affecting the Respiratory System
Chapter 21 Infectious Diseases Affecting the Digestive System
Chapter 22 Infectious Diseases Affecting the Nervous System
Chapter 23 Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, and Systemic Infectious Diseases
Chapter 24 Infectious Diseases Affecting the Urinary and Reproductive Systems

PART 7 Online Bonus Content Environmental and Applied Microbiology
Chapter 25 Applied and Industrial Microbiology
Chapter 26 Environmental Microbiology

Appendix A Metric Measurement and Temperature Conversion Chart
Appendix B CDC Summary of Notifiable Diseases in the United States in 2012
Appendix C Pronouncing Organism Names
Appendix D Answers to End of Chapter Questions
Appendix E Answers to MicroInquiry, Clinical Case, and Investigating the Microbial World Questions
Appendix F Answers to Chapter Challenge Questions

Book Details

  • Title: Fundamentals Of Microbiology: Body Systems Edition, 3rd Edition
  • Author:
  • Length: 984 pages
  • Edition: 3
  • Language: English
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  • Publication Date: 2014-12-15
  • ISBN-10: 1284057097
  • ISBN-13: 9781284057096
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