By Trudy M. Wassenaar
A entire, reader-friendly advent to the area of bacteria
When most folk listen the observe "bacteria" they suspect of meals poisoning; infections; and acute, debilitating, or deadly illnesses. but, whereas E. coli, strep, and different bacterial pathogens definitely reason their percentage of distress on the earth, they're just a tiny section of an enormous universe of microorganisms—the most simple of existence kinds. with out them, not anything else may stay or develop on Planet Earth. Bacteria: The Benign, the undesirable, and the Beautiful introduces you to this assorted, microscopic global and explains the elemental microbiological techniques you want to discover the lifestyles and behaviour of micro organism. whether you don't have any prior historical past within the topic, the book's transparent, jargon-free language tells you what you must be aware of about:
* The origins and evolution of bacteria
* many of the primary ways that micro organism have formed the world
* micro organism quite often present in the fit human body
* Antibiotics and the starting to be challenge of resistance
* Marine microbiology, bacterial pollution, and enzymes
* Bacterial genetics and genomics
* micro organism that live to tell the tale in severe environments, equivalent to boiling water
* and masses more
This complete consultant good points custom-drawn, black-and-white illustrations by way of artist Karoly Farkas, and it illuminates its issues via real-world examples and interesting tales. Discrete, topic-by-topic constitution, text-box summaries of history technology, and a priceless thesaurus make for speedy and straightforward reference. even if you're a technology expert short of info on micro organism open air of your uniqueness, a pupil looking for an effective advent, or a curious reader trying to find interesting and trustworthy details, Bacteria: The Benign, the undesirable, and the Beautiful is the source you need.
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Bacteria: The Benign, the Bad, and the Beautiful by Trudy M. Wassenaar