How do bacteria help to make milk into cheese? What is genetically modified food? What are extremophiles and where are they found? The books in the 'Microlife' series explore the fascinating, unseen kingdoms of the microscopic world. Each title looks at the ways in which bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms affect your body and the world around you.
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Robert Snedden is a Heinemann authorFrom School Library Journal:
Grade 6 Up-An open format and large, frequently garishly colored photographs of organisms, animals, and people give the mistaken impression that this information is accessible to intermediate and middle school readers. Microorganisms explains and defines the makeup and function of viruses, bacterium, and fungi. The chemical and cellular interactions are explicated in scientific language. The sentences are frequently overly long and read like a microbiology textbook. Another drawback is that Bacteria cannot stand alone, but depends upon the introductory material in Microorganisms. Using the glossary is a must when reading the texts. There are no charts of the scientific classification of microorganisms. Edward R. Ricciuti's Microorganisms (Blackbirch, 1994) has much more accessible information.
Kathryn Kosiorek, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Brooklyn, OH
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Book Description Heinemann, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111403495645