The Resource Microbes and man, John Postgate

Microbes and man, John Postgate

Label
Microbes and man
Title
Microbes and man
Statement of responsibility
John Postgate
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This fully updated and revised edition of Professor Postgate's best-selling book provides an inspiring introduction to the fascinating world of microbes and their profound influence on man and the environment we live in." "Microbes are everywhere. In the air, in soil, in water, on our skin and hair, in our mouths and intestines, on and in the food we eat. They make the soil fertile; they clean up the environment; they change, often improve, our food; they make vitamins for us inside ourselves; some protect us from less desirable microbes. As 'germs', microbes are regarded as nasty, because a few can cause disease, a few can spoil food, a few can destroy valuable materials. Only when such misfortunes occur are most people conscious of microbes at all. Yet collectively, microbes present a fascinating world of invisible, or barely visible, creatures, which together encompass all the processes of which terrestrial life is capable; creatures which have had, and continue to have, profound effects on our lives and surroundings. In this book, John Postgate explains to ordinary non-scientist readers the impact this invisible community has on our everyday lives, and conveys the excitement microbes can generate in those who study them." "This new edition is fully updated to include topics of such present-day concern as genetic engineering, Salmonellosis, oil slicks, AIDS, DNA fingerprinting, BSE (mad cow disease), and biosensors." "Although the book has been written with the general reader in mind, it has established itself as an excellent introduction for those intending to study microbiology."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Postgate, J. R.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QR56
LC item number
.P58 1991
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QR56.P58
NAL item number
1992
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QW 4 P857 1992
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology
  • Microbiologie
  • Microbiologie
  • Microbiology
  • Micro-organismen
  • Microbiologie
  • Microorganismes
  • Mikrobiologie
  • Mikroorganismus
Label
Microbes and man, John Postgate
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Man and microbes -- Microbiology -- Microbes in society -- Interlude: how to handle microbes -- Microbes in nutrition -- Microbes in production -- Deterioration, decay and pollution -- Disposal and cleaning-up -- Second interlude: microbiologists and man -- Microbes in evolution -- Microbes in the future
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
xi, 297 pages
Isbn
9780521412599
Lccn
91023300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)24010441
Label
Microbes and man, John Postgate
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Man and microbes -- Microbiology -- Microbes in society -- Interlude: how to handle microbes -- Microbes in nutrition -- Microbes in production -- Deterioration, decay and pollution -- Disposal and cleaning-up -- Second interlude: microbiologists and man -- Microbes in evolution -- Microbes in the future
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
xi, 297 pages
Isbn
9780521412599
Lccn
91023300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)24010441

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