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Burton's Microbiology for the Health Sciences Paperback – November 5, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0781771955 ISBN-10: 0781771951 Edition: 8th

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Product Details

  • Series: Microbiology for the Health Sciences
  • Paperback: 418 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 8th edition (November 5, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781771951
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781771955
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,042,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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-- "I especially liked the tables - they're good summaries of important facts about the diseases, the causative agents and sometimes the treatment modalities. The anatomy drawings are very good -- and again serve as a good reference for other courses. I like the artwork depicting infectious disease and immunizations and illness in general that are the book. Sometimes these are the things a student will remember!" -- "Thus length does matter. Too much information leads to overwhelming students as much as too little information stupefies them. I believe that your author has hit a happy medium." -- "Although I would recommend that the text be covered in its numbered sequence, the book is written so that each individual instructor (orstudent for that matter) can adjust the order of the material." --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Dana B. on December 11, 2004
Format: Paperback
I utilized this text for my microbiology class in undergrad. It lists the major parasites, molds and bacteria. Parasites were the most interesting because it shows you what foods are associated with what parasite. Pretty gross stuff but was not boring at all. I also used:

Microbiology Study Guide: Key Review Question and Answers, isbn 0971999635, to help me with test preparation. The questions were quite similar to what I found on my college microbiology tests. Both books helped me to achieve very good scores on my tests.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ravenskya VINE VOICE on February 16, 2010
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The text in this book is fantastic, very clear and concise - easy for a student (like me) to read on their own and get a very clear understanding of. The book covers everything from the discovery of microorganisms to viruses, bacteria, protazoa, prions and the chemistry in cellular metabolism.
Chapter listing:
Microbiology - The Science
Microscopy
Cell Structure and Taxonomy
Diversity of Microorganisms Part 1
Diversity of Microorganisms Part 2
Biochemistry
Microbial Physiology and Genetics
Controlling Microbial Growth in Vitro
Using Antimicrobial Agents to Control Microbial Groth in Vivo
Microbial Ecology
Epidemiology and Public Health
Healthcare Epidemiology: Nosocomial Infections and Infection Control
Diagnosing Infectious Diseases
Pathogens of Infectious Diseases
Nonspecific Host Defense Mechanisms
Specific Host Defense Mechanisms: An Introduction to Immunology
Major Viral, Bacterial, and Fungal Diseases of Humans
Major Parasitic Diseases of Humans: An Introduction to Medical Parasitology

So you can see, this book covers a variety of topics - and is a fantastic introduction to the field of microbiology. The negatives of using this book - if you are a visual learner the diagrams are sub-par at best. Now I'm not talking about the tables, the tables are fantastic. The diagrams are minimal, and not very helpful. I am lucky in that my Micro professor has overheads of the diagrams from a different book that he uses.
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By Sandy P on July 5, 2014
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By Shamieka on April 19, 2014
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Great for the price, but there was many parts highlighted all through the book, even the answers to the study questions. Some of the answers were wrong, even with an answer key in the back of the book!!
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By 1993PPL on February 25, 2014
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I bought it for class, and my professor uses it RELIGIOUSLY. All in all it is a great book, easy to follow, and not massive like some of the other science books have been.
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By Amazon Customer on December 8, 2013
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For used, this book was in great condition. The CD was also intact which made it all the more special...thanks
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By Vanessa Wentz on October 2, 2013
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Are a hassle but since this one was not recommended, it was even better for the price and how fast it shipped!
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By Catherine Yawe on September 26, 2013
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I was pleased that the books were sent right away. There was no need to worry whether they will be here on time or not. Thank you so much.
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