Microbiology: Principles and Explorations, 8th Edition
January 2012, ©2012
2. Fundamentals of Chemistry.
3. Microscopy and Staining.
4. Characteristics of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells.
5. Essential Concepts of Metabolism.
6. Growth and Culturing of Bacteria.
7. Microbial Genetics.
8. Gene Transfer and Genetic Engineering.
9. An Introduction to Taxonomy: The Bacteria.
11. Eukaryotic Microorganisms and Parasites.
12. Sterilization and Disinfection.
13. Antimicrobial Therapy.
14. Host-Microbe Relationships and Disease Processes.
15. Epidemiology and Nosocomial Infections.
16. Innate Host Defenses.
17. Basic Principles of Adaptive Immunity and Immunization.
18. Immune Disorders.
19. Diseases of the Skin and Eyes; Wounds and Bites.
20. Urogenital and Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
21. Diseases of the Respiratory System.
22. Oral and Gastrointestinal Diseases.
23. Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, and Systemic Diseases.
24. Diseases of the Nervous System.
25. Environmental Microbiology.
• Chapter Opener Vignettes amplify the author’s unique ability to take the reader on a microbiology journey. These two page chapter openers engage students into the chapter by drawing a connection to hot issues in the field, applications and factoids of high interest.
• Case Study Correlation Guide: Building on the clinical coverage provided by the Public Health boxes, instructors will be provided with a correlation guide, linking Black 8e with the new case study text by Anderson/Young. The correlation guide will highlight the benefit of using both Wiley books and encourage faculty toward custom adoptions.
• Informal, student-centered writing style serves more as a narrative for students exploring microbiology than as a textbook that reads as a list of facts.
• Accurate and informative art program. The text includes artwork produced by award winning medical illustrators and photographs that have been personally researched and identified by the author.
• Authoritative author. This title is written by a microbiologist, who teaches microbiology on a consistent basis in addition to her responsibilities in the scientific community.
• Supportive pedagogical aids that help foster a student’s understanding of the subject matter and its applications.