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E-Z Microbiology (Barron's E-Z Series) [Paperback]

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April 1, 2011 0764144561 978-0764144561 2nd Revised edition
This book transforms a difficult subject into ideas that every attentive student can understand. Important topics covered include: the microbial world, cellular chemistry, observing microbes through a microscope, microbial growth and reproduction, microbial genetics, bacteria, fungi and protozoa, viruses, the disease process, epidemiology, antimicrobial drugs, practical applications of immunology, infectious diseases, and many others. Also featured are helpful review questions with answers. Barron's E-Z Series books are updated, and re-formatted editions of Barron's older and perennially popular Easy Way books. Titles in the new E-Z Series feature extensive two-color treatment, a fresh, modern typeface, and more graphic material than ever. All are self-teaching manuals that cover a wide variety of practical and academic subjects, written on levels that range from senior high school to college-101 standards.

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Microbiology makes sense when you approach it the E-Z way! Open this book for a clear, concise, step-by-step review of:
  • The Microbial World
  • Using a Microscope
  • Microbial Growth and Reproduction
  • Bacteria, Fungi, and Protozoa
  • Viruses and the Disease Process
  • Epidemiology. . . and more

    Measure your progress as you learn Microbiology:
  • Take time to review and understand each important concept
  • Take each chapter's quizzes and check your answers And discover that learning Microbiology can be E-Z!




  • Product Details

    • Series: Barron's E-Z Series
    • Paperback: 552 pages
    • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; 2nd Revised edition edition (April 1, 2011)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0764144561
    • ISBN-13: 978-0764144561
    • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.8 x 1 inches
    • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
    • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #163,534 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

    More About the Author

    I'm a science teacher, writer, wife, and mom (not necessarily in that order!) who lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. At Everett Community College in Everett, Washington (about 40 miles north of Seattle), I teach classes in general biology, cellular biology, microbiology, and global health. In addition to working with my college students, I sometimes work on science teaching with teachers in the local K-12 school systems.

    I've basically always loved science -- one of my earliest memories is trying to out-compete a fellow student in elementary school to see who could collect more facts about the solar system! Although that contest was about astronomy, biology proved to be my lasting love. I majored in biology at Boston University, taking lots of classes in botany and microbiology. After that, I worked for a while in a lab devoted to science and science writing before heading to graduate school at the University of Washington, where I earned a Ph.D. in Botany. It was in graduate school that I discovered that I really love helping others learn about science.

    Ever since grad school, I've been on a journey to learn how to help others understand science. That journey has led me to learning more about learning itself, as well as to write science books that are designed for non-scientists or students of science (which you can see here on my Amazon page).

    In my spare time (hah hah), I'm a mad reader of books of all sorts, a scrapbooker, a good cook, a haphazard gardener, and a wanna be backyard farmer.

    If you check out any of my books, I hope you enjoy them and find them useful! If you'd like to take a mini-biology class from me, you can sign up through Ed2Go at http://www.ed2go.com/courses/bio. Science helps us understand the world around us and I truly believe that everyone needs -- and can learn to appreciate -- a little science in their lives.

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely helpful aide June 13, 2012
    By Mimi
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    I bought this book to help prepare for quizzes and exams for an intro to microbiology course. With taking a summer course the schedule is condensced, and there is less time to study (compared to a full semester format). With lecture notes and the course textbook being so dense, this study guide was really helpful for drilling in key points.

    So far it has helped me score 100 points for short quizzes and 85 - 90 on exams. Use this study guide along with a text and pay attention in class - you will do well.
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    8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Useful supplement February 15, 2012
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    I used this book as a supplement to my Microbiology 101 course at a university. It was good for clarifying topics and concepts. The quizzes at the end of the chapters were especially helpful.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Microbiology book!!! September 12, 2012
    By Nathan
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    Let me start by saying that I was dreading taking a microbiology class. However I was surprised at how interesting this class would become. In fact it has become one of my favorite classes so far. This book was great. It has everything you need to succeed. I felt it was written in a way that helped me better understand the subject matter. I used the kindle version and loved being able to quickly search by key words. The graphics were helpful as well. I appreciated the quizzes at the end of each chapter as well as the recap section. I did not use any other book as I felt there was no need. The other books were dry and full of too much extra information. Whether this is your only book or a supplemental one you won't regret it. Im sure this book helped me earn an "A" in Micro. Thank you!!
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Helps You Pass Micro! November 27, 2012
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    This book has helped me understand the material more than attending class. I highly recommend it. I plan to buy other books in this series as I complete other prerequisites for my degree.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars EZ September 14, 2013
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    To me- my professor was speaking another language- but when i read this i can actually understand what she was talking about in class.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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    Great book brings a very hard subject to understandable easy concepts chapter quizzes are great to determine knowledge of subject matter
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Super book to get a heads up. June 2, 2013
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    Read this book and prepare yourself for microbiology
    before your course begins. It will give you great insight
    and help you so much!
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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    This book is soooooo awesome this book is easy to understand it breaks things down for you like books are Sapose to. I'm going to school for my rn and I'm soooooo happy that this book broke everything down the way I can understand I got that book anatomy and physiology for dummies and it was not that much of a good book but this book helped me I don't even write reviews but I had to for this book
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good supplement
    This was a great aid to get through micro. It wasn't quite as helpful as their A&P book, but it gave a very good overview of subjects covered in class.
    Published 1 month ago by E. Ruess
    5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent and thrifty micro book.
    This book appears directed to the nursing or medical student as it contains a lot of medical information. There are reviews and tests in each chapter. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by Benjamin D. Bennett
    5.0 out of 5 stars Loves it
    The book is great, and it is quite thick. It is a excellent choice for learning Biology 1107, 1108, a little microbiolgy 2030, and a little Anantomy and Physlology I and II. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by Ejayt7
    5.0 out of 5 stars Spring Semester course
    This textbook has been very helpful in class. It is written in as much non technical terms as possible. I would recommend it for any student.
    Published 5 months ago by Mrk's Review
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great micro book
    easy to read, explains with details and examples about the topics covered in micro.
    great study tool. Great book for micro class or for test taking
    Published 5 months ago by Lorene
    4.0 out of 5 stars Inexpensive, but great!
    Chapters can be confusing with the way the class was set up. But this book has helped me way past Micro! Well worth the very great price!
    Published 8 months ago by Amanda
    2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected
    Naught for a supplement to my
    Micro class cause I was having trouble..This book was ok, wasn't quite what I expected and didn't really use it.
    Published 9 months ago by Krissy
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book!
    This book got me through microbiology and I still use it for reference occasionally. Very well written and organized. It was a huge help!
    Published 12 months ago by Horsebytes
    4.0 out of 5 stars Micro help
    It's slightly different from the class textbook in a way that can add to your understanding by using different explanations that may give more insight into the subject. Read more
    Published 15 months ago by Lisa Glavich
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