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The Microbiology Coloring Book Paperback – February 3, 1997

ISBN-13: 978-0060419257 ISBN-10: 0060419253 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Collins; 1 edition (February 3, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060419253
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060419257
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,299 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Edward Alcamo is a Distinguished Professor of Microbiology at the State University of New York at Farmingdale. He has taught at the college level for 30 years, specializing in microbiology for nursing and other allied health science students. Dr. Alcamo has been honored for excellencein Teaching by the State University of New York (1990) and the NationalAssociation of Biology Teachers (1990). He is an AIDS educator, an active member of the American Society for Microbiology, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.


Lawrence M. Elson received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Zoology (Pre-Med), and completed his graduate and Ph.D. work in Human Anatomy also at the University of California, Berkeley. Elson has served as an instructor in human anatomy at the City College of San Francisco, an assistant professor of anatomy at Baylor College of Medicine, and as a lecturer at numerous additional universities and professional organizations.

Elson is the founder and president of Coloring Concepts, Inc. (CCI), producer and packager of college level, educational, scientific directed-coloring texts. He is the author/co-author of the Anatomy Coloring Book, Human Brain Coloring Book, Zoology Coloring Book, and Microbiology Coloring Book.

Presently, he is principally functioning as a clinical and forensic anatomist retained as a consultant to governments, provinces, insurance and other corporations, and law firms on causation of injury issues in cases in or anticipated to be involved in litigation.

Future plans include expanding CCI by developing new titles in the physical sciences and other education-related disciplines.




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I bought this book as a tool to help me study microbiology in college.
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This book is great for students learning the introductory concepts in microbiology and as teaching material for students.
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The book comes complete with a helpful coloring guide and each section includes text explaining the illustrations.
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 19, 2003
Format: Paperback
This is a great learning tool to help memorize key microbes and other needed material. Visual learning is so much easier and more fun because facts stick to your brain more. I also used the following which is also sold on amazon.com:
Microbiology Study Guide: Key Review Questons and Answers (ISBN: 0971999635)
The second book helped me to know the kind of questions to prepare for on my exams. I am a undergraduate student and found both books very helpful. In fact, I got a 93 average in my college microbiology class.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 19, 1999
Format: Paperback
A wonderful introduction to the complicated subject of microbiology! For all levels from middle school through graduate school. The coloring, as promised, is highly effective for reinforcement and retention. It makes the subject fun (and easy!)
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29 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Jose Manuel Ruiz on August 14, 2002
Format: Paperback
It is a great book if you like the idea of coloring (or you liked when you were in kindergarden) and also the theorical information at the side of each slide is very helpful when studying the subject. It is a good addition to your library, but if you'd have to buy a companion to your classes, buy "Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple" by Gladwin and Tattler. In short, a good book that makes the subject more interesting.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 14, 1998
Format: Paperback
I recieved this book for christmas and have ejoyed reading about the infections and microbiological procedures. Great for children who would like to learn more about the interesting feild of microbioloogy.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jenny on February 3, 2008
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I'm new to Microbiolgy and didn't know where or how to start studying. My textbook was just too huge. I felt a little silly ordering a coloring book but it has become a great way for me to flesh out key concepts and become familiar with the vocabulary.

Each drawing comes with a detailed and easy to read description on the opposing page. Something about reading a paragraph and then coloring in the applicable section makes the information easy to understand.

It's also a great way to get a little quick studying done. Each picture can be colored and reviewed in about 15 minutes (although I take a little longer just to really absorb the material).

Thanks for the great book! I've already ordered the Physiology and Anatomy coloring books to use next semester.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Temeneos on May 4, 2007
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I took microbiology and anatomy at the same time. I used coloring books in both classes and they were a big help. The only complaint I have about the microbiology book is that the paper is thin, lighter than the paper stock used in the anatomy coloring book. I placed a paper between the pages so the markers didn't bleed onto the next plate, but you could see the colors through the page and sometimes it was distracting trying to read the information on the page. I tried coloring with pencils and it worked out fine, it just takes longer to use pencils as opposed to markers.

I highly recommend the book if you are a visual and tactile learner.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By IVS on February 18, 2013
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After using the Anatomy and Physiology coloring books, when I got to Micro I thought, I need this. The coloring books in general are VERY helpful. I am a visual learner, so this helps me follow confusing concepts easily. The Microbiology book is somehow, lacking explanation on the coloring pages in my opinion. It has lengthy explanations on the left page, but sometimes it seems that you can't follow as easily which is the reason I purchase the books.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jane Austen on March 23, 2006
Format: Paperback
The best thing about coloring books is that they are a form of entertainment while being a tool for learning. That is my experience with this book. Enjoyable, thorough, and money well spent
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