Encyclopedia of Microbiology, Four-Volume Set: Encyclopedia of Microbiology, Volume 1

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9780122268915: Encyclopedia of Microbiology, Four-Volume Set: Encyclopedia of Microbiology, Volume 1

Edited by the world's leading scientists, the Encyclopedia of Microbiology covers traditional fields of study as well as the latest microbiological research in a clearly written manner. The four-volume, 2,100-page Encyclopedia encompasses many disciplines of the field, including environmental microbiology, genetic and molecular microbiology, medical microbiology, immunology, food and industrial microbiology, and plant science.
The Encyclopedia describes current advances with the broadest range of up-to-date expertise and includes guides to the world's published literature. The Encyclopedia of Microbiology challenges and stimulates the reader, while illustrating the importance of microbiology. This comprehensive work deserves a prominent position on the shelves of every academic, industrial, and public library.

Includes four volumes, approximately 2,100 pages, and a subject index
Contains more than 200 articles and 300 tables
Features approximately 750 figures
More than 1,300 glossary entries
More than 1,600 bibliographic entries
Presented in a large 8-1/2" x 11" double-column format
Covers most areas of microbiology, including:
Laboratory practices for microbiology
Medical microbiology and immunology
Genetic and molecular microbiology
Environmental microbiology and plant science
Agricultural, food, and industrial microbiology

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The First Edition of the Encyclopedia of Microbiology was hailed by leading scientists and researchers around the world as "excellent," "outstanding," and "impressive." This Second Edition will serve as an up-to-date version of this reference which has been useful to academic, industrial, and personal libraries for years. The Encyclopedia of Microbiology, Second Edition both challenges and stimulates the reader, and illustrates the importance of microbiology, a field that cannot be over emphasized in this booming biotechnology age.

Key Features
* Completely redesigned and revised approach with 65% new material
* Contains approximately 300 articles, 1000 illustrations, and 400 tables
* New design includes thematic table of contents, combined glossary of terms, and appendix
* Provides color plate sections in each volume
* 17 subject areas, including exciting coverage of microbes in extreme environments and microbes in emerging infections

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Praise for the First Edition

"...Highly recommended for libraries that support study, teaching, or research in microbiology." (Choice)

"[the articles'] accuracy, as far as I can judge, is generally impeccable, and the level of clarity is commendably high." (Nature)

"Occasionally a monumental works appears in press for readers to absorb the wealth of information and knowledge...fits this billing!..." (Journal of Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology)

"...nothing else comparable in either coverage or currency on the market...a valuable tool for both faculty and graduate students." (Libraries Unlimited)

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