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Uniquely organized and very engaging, Microbiology: A Systems Approach makes an ideal lab manual for non-science majors. Author Marjorie Kelly Cowan utilizes a ‘building blocks' approach, initially allowing students to see the big picture and then breaking the concepts down layer by layer to help them understand each fundamental principle. This approach...
Uniquely organized and very engaging, Microbiology: A Systems Approach makes an ideal lab manual for non-science majors. Author Marjorie Kelly Cowan utilizes a ‘building blocks' approach, initially allowing students to see the big picture and then breaking the concepts down layer by layer to help them understand each fundamental principle. This approach gives learners enough time to digest the concepts presented. The book also breaks down diseases per body system, allowing students to make the connection between the ailment and the body. The author also integrates a highly effective instructional art program that not only keeps students' attention and focus, but also gives them a visual representation of the concepts discussed. Learning-based activities are also included to enhance Cowan's program, allowing students to progress through the course easily and instructors to monitor their progress effectively. Marjorie Kelly Cowan used her experience as a professor, chair, and consultant in the field of environmental microbiology to develop this book. Microbiology: A Systems Approach (ISBN 9780073522524) offers an extensive coverage of the major themes of microbiology, laboratory tools, and the methods used in studying microorganisms. There are also in depth chapters on prokaryotic profiles, eukaryotic cells, and microorganisms, as well as viruses. The book goes deep into microbial nutrition, metabolism, ecology, growth, and genetics. Infectious diseases of the skin and eyes, the nervous system, cardiovascular and lymphatic systems, respiratory system, gastrointestinal tract, and genitourinary system are discussed in detail. The final chapters talk about environmental microbiology and applied microbiology. This is the ultimate resource for those who want to excel in their microbiology course, offering a student-focused approach on explaining concepts and assessing learning progress. The book features 77 well organized and aptly prepared exercises that don't only test students but track their progress as well.
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