Microbial Ecology Resources

Microbial Ecology Resources: Books

Title: Microcosmos: Four Billion Years of Microbial Evolution
Author: Burgess, Jeremy; Michael Marten; and Rosemary Taylor
Media Type: Book

Description: "The book introduces and gives a wealth of examples of the major applications of modern microscopic techniques in both the biological and materials sciences. Following a general introduction to microscopy, successive chapters cover the human body, animals, plants, micro-organisms such as viruses and bacteria, and the fundamental unit of life - the cell. Further chapters describe the structure of inorganic materials and the use of microscopy in industry. After a final chapter which offers some unusual views of our everyday world, the Technical Appendix provides a history of microscopy and an overview of specialist and novel types of microscope, as well as detailed descriptions of light and electron microscopes, how the work, and how specimens are prepared for them." ~ from the book jacket.

Audience: high school, college
Date Published: 1987
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
In Great Britain: Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge The Pitt Building Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RP In the U.S.A.: 32 East 57th Street New York, NY 10022 In Australia: 10 Stamford Road Oakleigh, Melbourne 3166

Cost: $10