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Microbiology with Diseases by Taxonomy [Hardcover]

Robert W. Bauman Ph.D.

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25 Jan 2006 0805376798 978-0805376791 2

Microbiology with Diseases by Taxonomy: International Edition, 2/e

Filled with lively vignettes and cutting-edge research that highlight the intrinsic appeal of microbiology, Bauman’s Second Edition retains the book’s groundbreaking art program, includes a handy new “Microbe-at-a-Glance” feature, offers new options for the Microbiology Place website/CD-Rom, and provides instructors with a new Media Manager presentation package with 30 multi-step animations

Practical Skills in Biomolecular Sciences, 3/e

Practical Skills in Biomolecular Science, is an indispensable book for undergraduate students in the life sciences. The book provides useful support at all stages of a degree course and underpins any practical course in biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, immunology and microbiology. This book, now in its third edition, continues to provide students with easy-to-use guidance for laboratory and field studies, but in addition it now covers broader transferable skills. As a result the new edition provides guidance and support over the entire range of a typical undergraduate course in biochemistry and biomedical science.  

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"An essential book for all Life Science students – a highly recommended purchase for their degree."

Dr Mark Wilkinson, University of Liverpool

If you are studying within the biomolecular sciences, then this book is an indispensable companion throughout your entire degree programme. It  demonstrates lucidly the laboratory and data analysis skills that you will draw on time and again for the practical aspects of your studies, and also gives you a solid grounding in those wider transferable skills that are increasingly necessary to achieve a higher level of academic success.

This third edition builds on the excellent foundation of its predecessors. It contains a fully updated examination of existing topics and covers even more core skills, including:

  • ELISA assays
  • DNA micro-arrays
  • Digital imaging
  • Eukaroyte cell culture
  • Real-time PCR
  • Bioethics
  • Personal development planning
  • Learning styles
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • E-learning

§         Thinking processes

§         Use of software to enhance graph/table drawing, statistical analysis and presentations

Key features

  • New 'safety note' feature, highlighting specific hazards and appropriate practical steps to minimise risk
  • Worked examples and ‘how to’ boxes that set out the essential procedures in a step-by-step manner
  • Key points highlighting critical features of methodology
  • Study exercises in each chapter to reinforce learning
  • Use of margin tips, definitions and illustrations throughout


Rob Reed is Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Central Queensland University;  David Holmes is Head of the Division of Biomedical Sciences at Northumbria University; Jonathan Weyers is Director of Quality Assurance at the University of Dundee; and Allan Jones is Senior Lecturer in Biology and Life Sciences at the University of Dundee.

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About the Author

Robert Bauman is a professor of biology and chairman of the Department of Biological Sciences at Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas. He teaches microbiology and human anatomy and physiology. He received an M.A. degree in botany from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in biology from Stanford University.

His research interests have included the morphology and ecology of freshwater algae, the cell biology of marine algae (particularly the deposition of cell walls and intercellular communication), and environmentally triggered chromogenesis in butterflies. He is a member of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), Texas Community College Teacher's Association (TCCTA), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and The Lepidopterist's Society. When he is not writing books, he enjoys spending time with his family: gardening, hiking, camping, playing games (with lots of laughter), and reading classics out loud by a crackling fire.

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5.0 out of 5 stars great text 28 Mar 2007
By Jennifer Presley - Published on
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This text is very helpful with its readable language and diagrams. It provides a sufficient review of basic biology and is written so that one could technically skip chapters and still understand the topics. The text's website and CD provide excellent review tests, flashcards, and animations.

However in some sections and chapters, the author has not organized the flow very well, especially the immunity chapters, and the text goes a little too deep for a 1-term college microbiology class. Its strengths outweigh the negatives enough to give it 5 stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Reading for a Textbook 17 Aug 2009
By M. Hayden - Published on
While I wouldn't exactly choose this book for causal reading, it is quite good as far as textbooks go.

In my course, my instructor chose to cover a chapter of material a day, so we finished all but a handful of chapters before the class ended. The introductory chapters were not as useful (typical for biology textbooks). I found that I either didn't care about the material in the beginning chapters (like the history of microbiology and microscopy) or already knew the information (the chapters on metabolism and cell structure). In general though, the book is organized well. It has a focus towards medical microbiology, and thus teaches the background biology in the opening chapters, then covers the body's immune system (these are the most complex chapters in the book), and then surveys all the classes of organisms.

The concepts are well explained and illustrated with charts and diagrams aplenty. I never had any trouble understanding things after reading and maybe rereading the material once. If anything, the flaw in the writing is to include too much detail - making outlines or skimming is nearly impossible, since every sentence contains a possibly-important fact. There simply are no filler paragraphs in the book (outside of chapter introductions). Just get a feel for what your instructor is likely to test on. The end-of-chapter reviews are pretty decent. The multiple-choice questions test on pretty specific facts, but all the answers are listed in the back.

I enjoyed the book about as much as anyone can enjoy a textbook, and definitely felt like I knew microbiology well after finishing it.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Happy! 8 Jan 2011
By fightingquakeroats - Published on
This book is a great tool to use for the studying of microbiology. It describes a large array of diseases and displays them in an organized manner! It has been a great tool for my pre-vet studies.
5.0 out of 5 stars new edition/ old edition same thing 24 Oct 2013
By sue ann ramirez - Published on
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Excellent! Its for school and it worked for me.not to mention cheap Compared to the other editions. It has the same material as the new edition.
5.0 out of 5 stars Microbiology 3 Oct 2013
By Elmo - Published on
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I love how the book came super fast after I ordered it just in time for my class to start & I love how it's the same as the one we are using in class .
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