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Fundamentals of MicrobiologyAuthor: Jeffrey C. Pommerville
Fundamentals of Microbiology, Twelfth Edition is designed for the introductory microbiology course with an emphasis in the health sciences. It consolidates the important concepts and ideas necessary for mastery by students entering the health care field as a nurse or other allied health professional. Over many editions of Fundamentals of Microbiology, the textbook has reflected flexibility by evolving in response to the rapidly changing field of microbiology and the changing learning needs of students.
The Twelfth Edition has been updated with the latest scientific and education research written with a global perspective on microbiology an infectious disease. Along with these revisions, the visual aspects of the text have been improved to make the understanding of difficult complex concepts more approachable and the figures more engaging. This the first textbook to include all the fundamental microbiological disease aspects of COVID-19 in context with chapter key concepts.
Features and Benefits
- New COVID-19 pandemic material presented in context with chapter key concepts
- New Chapter Introduction stories are provided to “set the stage” for many of the topics in each chapter
- New and revised Clinical Cases are embedded in all the chapters to help students understand pathogens by presenting contempory human disease scenarios
- New and revised MicroFocus boxes explore interesting topics applying microbiology and microogranisms to the everyday world
TABLE OF CONTENTS
…The study of microbiology is clearly more important than ever and the 12th edition of ‘Fundamentals of Microbiology’ by Jeffrey C. Pommerville makes an excellent contribution to current on-line as well as traditional styles of study. It is to the great credit of the author and publishers of ‘Pommerville 12th edition’ that information about the COVID-19 as it stood in December 2020, is included in a book published in spring 2021.
The text could have been written for mainly ‘on-line’ use and is beautifully teacher/learner orientated in presentation style. The idea of concepts as a ‘unit ’of learning is very evident throughout the book, with Key Concepts numbered for reference and written in declarative style. Concept maps are also used…
David Archer, The British Society for Cell Biology
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