By Trudy M. Wassenaar
When most folk listen the be aware "bacteria" they suspect of meals poisoning; infections; and acute, debilitating, or deadly ailments. but, whereas E. coli, strep, and different bacterial pathogens definitely reason their percentage of distress on the planet, they're just a tiny element of an unlimited universe of microorganisms—the most elementary of existence varieties. with no 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 global and explains the basic microbiological recommendations you must discover the lifestyles and behaviour of micro organism. whether you haven't any past historical past within the topic, the book's transparent, jargon-free language tells you what you must comprehend about:
The origins and evolution of bacteria
Some of the elemental ways that micro organism have formed the world
Bacteria in most cases 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, equivalent to boiling water
And a lot more
This accomplished advisor positive aspects custom-drawn, black-and-white illustrations by means of artist Karoly Farkas, and it illuminates its issues via real-world examples and fascinating tales. Discrete, topic-by-topic constitution, text-box summaries of history technological know-how, and a worthwhile word list make for speedy and straightforward reference. no matter if you're a technological know-how specialist short of info on micro organism outdoors of your strong point, a scholar looking for an outstanding advent, or a curious reader searching for attention-grabbing 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