By Trudy M. Wassenaar
When most folks listen the notice "bacteria" they suspect of nutrients poisoning; infections; and acute, debilitating, or deadly ailments. but, whereas E. coli, strep, and different bacterial pathogens definitely reason their proportion of distress on this planet, they're just a tiny section of an unlimited universe of microorganisms—the most elementary of lifestyles kinds. with out them, not anything else may well stay or develop on Planet Earth. Bacteria: The Benign, the undesirable, and the Beautiful introduces you to this various, microscopic international and explains the elemental microbiological options you must discover the existence and behaviour of micro organism. no matter if you don't have any prior history within the topic, the book's transparent, jargon-free language tells you what you must understand about:
The origins and evolution of bacteria
Some of the basic ways that micro organism have formed the world
Bacteria 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
Bacteria that live to tell the tale in severe environments, akin to boiling water
And a lot more
This finished advisor positive factors custom-drawn, black-and-white illustrations through artist Karoly Farkas, and it illuminates its issues via real-world examples and interesting tales. Discrete, topic-by-topic constitution, text-box summaries of historical past technology, and a worthwhile word list make for speedy and simple reference. even if you're a technology specialist short of info on micro organism open air of your distinctiveness, a pupil looking for a fantastic advent, or a curious reader searching for attention-grabbing and trustworthy info, 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