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Encyclopedia of Microbiology, Four-Volume Set

Encyclopedia of Microbiology, Four-Volume Set

Joshua Lederberg | Martin Alexander | Barry R. Bloom | David A. Hopwood | Roger Hull | Barbara H. Iglewski | Allen I. Laskin | Stephen G. Oliver | Moselio Schaechter | William C. Summers


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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
Highly Commended Title Award in Basic and Clinical Sciences in 2000 from the British Medical Association!
"This handsome set of four volumes is an ambitious work...(T)he majority of articles are cross-referenced to other articles. This plethora of indexing and referencing may appear confusing, but the Encyclopedia is in fact easy to use once the organization of the contents is appreciated. The striking thing about the contents of the work is the amount of applied microbiology it contains; there are extensive sections dealing with agricultural, food and industrial microbiology... There are useful articles on ecological issues and, interestingly, articles on careers in the field of microbiology and on legal and ethical issues. In addition, there are interesting articles on historical aspects of certain diseases that give a valuable perspective. The tables and figures are excellent throughout and the pictorial illustrations are of high quality... In summary, this work is, as has been stated, ambitious and largely achieves its target. It is a valuable reference work for all microbiologists."
- Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine