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Krasner’s Microbial Challenge, Fourth EditionAuthor: Teri Shors
Krasner’s Microbial Challenge: A Public Health Perspective is a unique resource unlike any other introductory microbiology textbook. Combining strong scientific grounding with a conversational writing style, it covers the subject through a public health lens and uses current events students encounter in the media, such as disease outbreaks, to engage and educate. The essentials to a foundational understanding of microbiology are fully covered, including bacteria, viruses and prions, microbial genetics, the human microbiome, and immunity combined with a focus on epidemiology and current challenges faced in public health. Now in a modernised fourth edition and featuring the voice of new lead author, Dr. Shors’ research and extensive virology knowledge complements the late Dr. Krasner’s student-friendly approach crafted from 50 years of teaching microbiology.
The ideal introductory text for nursing programs, non-majors microbiology, allied health, and public health programs, Krasner’s Microbial Challenge: A Public Health Perspective, Fourth Edition is user-friendly, dynamic, and humorous. Its conversational style is certain to engage students and enhance their understanding of the ongoing interactions between microbes and their human hosts.
Features & Benefits
NEW – Every chapter opens with an engaging case study on a contemporary topic to encourage students to think critically and apply concepts as they progress through the chapter. Examples include, Wounded Civil War Soldiers that Glowed in the Dark, Take Two Fecal Pills and Call Me in the Morning, and Microbes in the New York City Subway System.
NEW Part on Discovery of Microbes and the History of Public Health, including chapters on pre-germ and post-germ theory relating to medicine and Sanitation, Clean Water, and Food Safety.
The popular Author’s Notes features that speak directly to the student and are found in the margins have been retained and updated
Every new printed copy is packaged with full student access to the Navigate Companion Website, which features a variety of interactive and engaging study tools and assessments
A full package of ancillary materials for instructors, including a PowerPoint Image Bank, Lecture Slides in PowerPoint format, a comprehensive Instructor’s Manual, and a complete Test Bank
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part 1 Discovery of Microbes and the History of Public Health
Chapter 1 Pre-Germ Theory, Microbiology, and Medicine
Chapter 2 Post-Germ Theory, Microbiology, and Medicine
Chapter 3 Sanitation, Clean Water, and Food Safety
Part 2 The Microbial Challenge
Chapter 4 Identifying the Challenge
Chapter 5 The Microbial World
Chapter 6 Beneficial Aspects of Microbes: The Other Side of the Coin
Chapter 7 Bacteria
Chapter 8 Viruses and Prions
Chapter 9 Bacterial Genetics
Part 3 Microbial Disease
Chapter 10 Concepts of Microbial Disease
Chapter 11 Epidemiology and Cycle of Microbial Disease
Chapter 12 Bacterial Diseases
Chapter 13 Viral and Prion Diseases
Chapter 14 Protozoan, Helminthic, and Fungal Diseases
Part 4 Meeting the Microbial Challenge
Chapter 15 The Immune Response
Chapter 16 Control of Microbial Diseases
Part 5 Current Microbial Challenges
Chapter 17 Harnessing the Power of Microbes: Peril and Promise
Chapter 18 Partnerships in the Control of Infectious Diseases and Unfinished Agenda
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