Prescott Harley Klein’s Microbiology 7th Edition PDF
|Author||Willey,Joanne and Sherwood,Linda|
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Prescott, Harley, and Klein’s Microbiology has acquired the reputation of covering the broad discipline of microbiology at a depth not found in any other textbook. The seventh edition introduces a new author team. As new authors, we were faced with the daunting task of making a superior textbook even better. We bring over 40 years of combined research and teaching experience. Our keen interest in teaching has been fostered by our involvement in workshops and conferences designed to explore, implement, and assess various pedagogical approaches. Thus one of our goals for this edition was to make the book more accessible to students. To accomplish this we focused on three specific areas: readability, artwork, and the integration of several key themes throughout the text. OUR STRENGTHS Readability We have retained the relatively simple and direct writing style used in previous editions of Prescott, Harley, and Klein’s Microbiology. However, for the seventh edition, we have added style elements designed to further engage students. For example, we have introduced the use of the first person to describe the flow of information (e.g., see chapter openers) and we pose questions within the text, prompting students to reflect on the matter at hand. Each chapter is divided into numbered section headings and organized in an outline format. Some chapters have been significantly reorganized to present the material in a more logical format (e.g., chapters 12, 28, and 39). As in previous editions, key terminology is boldfaced and clearly defined. In addition, some words are now highlighted in red font: these include names of scientists with whom the students should be acquainted, as well as names of techniques and microbes. Every term in the extensive glossary, which includes over 200 new and revised entries, includes a page reference.