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Microbiology: A Human Perspective 7th Edition

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ISBN-10: 0073375314
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About the Author

Retired from University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Denise Anderson is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Washington, where she teaches a variety of courses including general microbiology, medical bacteriology laboratory, and medical mycology/parasitology laboratory. Equipped with a diverse educational background, including undergraduate work in nutrition and graduate work in food science and in microbiology, she first discovered a passion for teaching when she taught microbiology laboratory courses as part of her graduate training. Her enthusiastic teaching style, fueled by regular doses of Seattle’s famous coffee, receives high reviews by her students. Outside of academic life, Denise relaxes in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle, where she lives with her husband, Richard Moore, and dog, Dudley (neither of whom are well trained). When not planning lectures, grading papers, or writing textbook chapters, she can usually be found chatting with the neighbors, fighting the weeds in her garden, or enjoying a fermented beverage at the local pub.

Although no longer an active member of the author team, Eugene (Gene) Nester wrote the original version of the present text with Evans Roberts and Nancy Pearsall more than 30 years ago. That text, Microbiology: Molecules, Microbes and Man, pioneered the organ system approach to the study of infectious disease, and was developed specifically for allied health sciences. Gene did his undergraduate work at Cornell and received his Ph.D. in microbiology from Case Western University. He then did postdoctoral work in the Department of Genetics at Stanford University with Joshua Lederberg. Following that, he joined the faculty in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Washington, where he remains active as an emeritus member. His laboratory demonstrated that Agrobacterium transfers DNA into plant cells―the basis for the disease crown gall―a system of gene transfer that has become a cornerstone of plant biotechnology. In recognition of his work, he was awarded the Australia Prize and the Cetus Prize in Biotechnology, and was elected to fellowship in the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Microbiology, and the National Academy of Sciences in India.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 864 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 7 edition (October 18, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0073375314
  • ISBN-13: 978-0073375311
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1.1 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Great text!! I am working through Microbiology through the University of New England, and the text has been fantastic at explaining everything I need to know. I purchased this through Lagertha, who was a great seller.
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I rented this book last semester and it contained a lot of good information. It also broke down Microbiology in a way that made it easier to understand. I followed this book first instead of the notes my professor wrote down and usually did pretty good on the test.
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did an online course that used this textbook -- the textbook is actually pretty high quality, and while a fair amount of it is pretty dry (paragraph after paragraph of only faintly related facts), it covered material thoroughly and was great preparation for my exams at UNE.

the "new" copy i bought from a seller that fulfilled through amazon did NOT come with an online access code, however if you're good at studying and your prof doesn't require it, you can skip the online parts entirely. if you know you're going to need an access code, do not buy a "new" copy from the marketplace.
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Before taking Micro I was told it's a whole other language and it is a difficult course.The material in this book is written exceptionally well and makes the subject matter easy to understand. The only negative - the book arrived in fair condition. It's week two and some of the pages have already separated from the spine. Not pleased with that, considering I'm reading the book every day.
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Great class, but I hardly used the book. HIGHLY detailed and great explanations for when you didn't quite grasp a concept in lecture or your professor. For me, it was most useful for understanding the membranes and wall of gram positive vs gram negative bacteria, ATP synthase, the metabolism pathways, and finals of course.
So just rent it or use your school library's copy if possible.
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The inner binding of the book is torn so that the cover is only half attached. This would have been good to report in the listing as this would be "poor quality." All other experiences were great.
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This book is short, concise, and filled with so much detail...particularly about DNA. The last chapters cover epidimiology. It is like having a dictionary of diseases which includes serelogy info and testing. This is very helpful!
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This serves my purpose and I am glad you made it happen. I will be more than happy to recommend this transaction with Amazon.com to my friends and folks. With the correct book, I can follow up in the class with all the assignments. Thanks for that.
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