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Microbiology, 6/e

Lansing M Prescott, Augustana College
John P Harley, Eastern Kentucky University
Donald A Klein, Colorado State University

ISBN: 0072556781
Copyright year: 2005

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  • Coverage throughout the text has been updated and revised. Examples include:
  • The Sixth Edition comes with a completely redesigned interior, appropriate for today's visually oriented students.
  • Boxed essays have been organized into five topic areas:
  • The revised end-of-chapter summaries correlate the summary point to the numbered A-head sections within the chapter to help students focus on each section's main message.
  • Prescott's textbook contains briefer chapters than most books, but more of them (42). Students will find the concise chapters more palatable and less intimidating. Short chapters give the instructor the opportunity to fit the text more closely to the instructor's syllabus. Topic flexibility is allowed.
  • There is an outstanding pedagogical system including outlines, concepts, key terms, cross-referencing, readings, critical thinking questions, etc., to help students understand difficult material. Specific examples include:
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  • New instructor tool! The Digital Content Manager CD-ROM is an easy-to-use, instructor-based presentation tool that will include all art and tables and most photos in jpeg format; chapter-specific PowerPoint lecture presentations; 50 animations of difficult microbiology concepts; 35 videos of microorganisms; and 50 pieces of text-specific active art.

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