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Best Microbiology Books to Read

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Microbiology books.

1. Microbiology For Dummies (2019)

Best Microbiology Books to ReadMicrobiology For Dummies (9781119544425) was previously published as Microbiology For Dummies (9781118871188). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.    Microbiology is a fascinating field that explores life down to the tiniest level. Did you know that your body contains more bacteria cells than human cells? It’s true. Microbes are essential to our everyday lives, from the food we eat to the very internal systems that keep us alive. These microbes…
Author(s): Jennifer Stearns, Michael Surette

2. Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple (2019)

Best Microbiology Books to ReadExcellent for USMLE Board Review. A brief, clear, thorough, and highly enjoyable updated approach to clinical microbiology, brimming with mnemonics, humor, summary charts and illustrations, from Ebola to AIDS to flesh-eating bacteria; to mad cow disease, hantavirus, anthrax, smallpox, botulism, Clostridium difficile diagnosis and treatment; treatment of gonorrhea in light of growing antimicrobial resistance; Tuberculosis diagnostics, drugs for treatment of latent TB infection and MDR TB; the latest antibiotics; pandemic flu, including H7N9; SARS-like coronavirus; the latest hepatitis C…
Author(s): Mark T. Gladwin, William Trattler, et al.

3. Microbiology (Quick Study Academic) (2016)

Best Microbiology Books to ReadThis reference answers the most important questions that form the foundation of Microbiology within 6 laminated pages. Carry this core material in a handy format to use beyond the course and into higher level and career courses, then even further into your working life as a refresher. With many diagrams in a small package, you will not need to crack the textbook to review. Suggested uses: o Students – especially relevant for those majoring in science or a health care related field o Quick Reference – instead of digging into the textbook to find a core answer you need while…
Author(s): Barcharts Inc

4. The Microbiology Coloring Book (1997)

Best Microbiology Books to ReadThis is a book about microorganisms: viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoans, and multicellular parasites. It is a text on microbiology, and covers basic microbiology, medical microbiology, and some industrial microbiology. It is an unusual text because it offers the student an opportunity to learn by coloring illustrations in a planned and meaningful sequence. The coloring approach opens the subject of microorganisms to high school students, yet college and graduate students will also find the content of this text challenging. A great deal of…
Author(s): I. Edward Alcamo, Lawrence M. Elson

5. E-Z Microbiology (Barron’s Easy Series) (2009)

Best Microbiology Books to ReadThis book transforms a difficult subject into ideas that every attentive student can understand. Important topics covered include: the microbial world, cellular chemistry, observing microbes through a microscope, microbial growth and reproduction, microbial genetics, bacteria, fungi and protozoa, viruses, the disease process, epidemiology, antimicrobial drugs, practical applications of immunology, infectious diseases, and many others. Also featured are helpful review questions with answers. Barron’s E-Z Series books are updated, and re-formatted editions of Barron’s older and perennially popular Easy Way books. Titles in the…
Author(s): René Fester Kratz

6. Nester’s Microbiology: A Human Perspective 9Th Edition, International Student Edition (2018)

Best Microbiology Books to ReadISBN: 9781260092219 is an international edition of Nester’s Microbiology: A Human Perspective 9th Edition. This is student textbook only. Online access code sold separately at ISBN: 9781260161373 from publisher website. #212,337 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Denise G. Anderson Lecturer, Sarah Salm, et al.

7. Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology 15E (2018)

Best Microbiology Books to ReadThe most concise, clinically relevant, and current review of medical microbiology and immunologyReview of Medical Microbiology and Immunology is a succinct, high-yield review of the medically important aspects of microbiology and immunology. It covers both the basic and clinical aspects of bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and immunology and also discusses important infectious diseases using an organ system approach.  The book emphasizes the real-world clinical application of microbiology and immunology to infectious diseases and…
Author(s): Warren E. Levinson, Peter Chin-Hong, et al.

8. Loose Leaf for Microbiology Fundamentals: A Clinical Approach (2018)

Best Microbiology Books to ReadCowan’s Microbiology Fundamentals: A Clinical Approach, Third Edition, is a perfect fit for the course. The author team includes a practicing Registered Nurse who shows students how the content on each page relates to their lives and future career. Connect is aligned with the text and provides a highly reliable, easy-to-use homework and learning management solution that embeds learning science and award-winning adaptive tools to improve student results.This updated version incorporates information about the Microbiome throughout the textbook, including a separate boxed feature at the end of each chapter…
Author(s): Cowan Professor, Marjorie Kelly, Heidi Smith

9. Microbiology with Diseases by Taxonomy, Global Edition (2016)

Best Microbiology Books to ReadFor courses in introductory microbiology. of Robert Bauman’s  consistently emphasizes why microbiology matters, especially in health care. The text provides a mobile-friendly, multimedia learning experience, from new in-text Disease in Depth visual explorations to interactive tutorials. In text QR codes allow instant access to an expanded collection of videos, including 15 new Video Tutors and 6 new Micro Matters animated video cases. The widely used MasteringMicrobiology homework and assessment program offers a greater variety of assignment options such as new Interactive Microbiology tutorials, MicroBooster…
Author(s): Bauman Ph.D., Robert W.

10. Microbiology by OpenStax (cover may vary) (2016)

Best Microbiology Books to ReadABOUT THIS BOOK: This is the most affordable printed OpenStax book available. As an OpenStax Partner we print all OpenStax textbooks with a unique soft cover and B&W interior pages. The textbook content is exactly the same as the OpenStax book (Digital ISBN-13: 978-1-947172-23-4 and Hardcover Print ISBN-13: 978-1-938168-14-7). This textbook is available for free download at the OpenStax website, but as many students prefer the convenience of a printed book, we offer this book in partnership with OpenStax to provide an affordable printed option for college students.BOOK SUMMARY: Microbiology covers the…
Author(s): OpenStax

11. Microbiology Fundamentals: A Clinical Approach – Standalone book (2015)

Best Microbiology Books to ReadNOTE: This book will not include access card.Cowan’s Microbiology Fundamentals: A Clinical Approach is The Perfect Fit to align with your course. Here’s why: #58,470 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #60 in Microbiology (Books) #28 in Molecular Biology (Books) #110 in Biology (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Cowan Professor, Marjorie Kelly, Jennifer Bunn

12. A Photographic Atlas for the Microbiology Laboratory by Michael J. Leboffe, Burton E. Pierce 4th (fourth) Edition [LooseLeaf(2011)] (1994)

Best Microbiology Books to ReadLoose Leaf Publisher: Morton Publishing Company; 4th (fourth) edition (1000) ASIN: B00BR5JK26 A Photographic Atlas for the Microbiology Laboratory by Michael J. Leboffe, Burton E. Pierce 4th (fourth) Edition [LooseLeaf(2011)] #681,584 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #497 in Microbiology (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
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13. Sherris Medical Microbiology, Seventh Edition (2018)

Best Microbiology Books to ReadThe most dynamic, comprehensive, and student-friendly text on the nature of microorganisms and the fascinating processes they employ in producing infections disease For more than a quarter-of-a-century, no other text has explained the link between microbiology and human disease states better than Sherris Medical Microbiology, Seventh Edition. Through a vibrant, engaging approach, this classic gives readers a solid grasp of the significance of etiologic agents, the pathogenic processes, epidemiology, and the basis of therapy for infectious diseases.Part I of Sherris Medical Microbiology opens with a…
Author(s): Kenneth J. Ryan, Nafees Ahmad, et al.

14. Loose Leaf for Prescott’s Microbiology (2019)

Best Microbiology Books to ReadThe author team of Prescott&#39s Microbiology continues the tradition of past editions by providing a balanced, comprehensive introduction to all major areas of microbiology. This balance makes Microbiology appropriate for microbiology majors and mixed majors courses. The authors have introduced a number of pedagogical elements designed to facilitate student learning. They also remain focused on readability, artwork, and the integration of several key themes (including evolution, ecology and diversity) throughout the text, making an already superior text even better….
Author(s): Joanne Willey, Kathleen Sandman, et al.

Best Microbiology Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some microbiology books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Basic Microbiology and Infection Control for Midwives

Author(s): Elisabeth Presterl, Magda Diab-El Schahawi, Jacqui S. Reilly
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2309872

Microbiology for Dummies

Author(s): Jennifer C. Stearns; Michael Surette
Publisher: For Dummies, Year: 2019, Size: 11 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2343255

Handbook of Foodborne Diseases

Author(s): Dongyou Liu
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2019, Size: 38 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2350785

Microbiology and technology of fermented foods

Author(s): Hutkins, Robert Wayne
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell, Year: 2019, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2351048

Food Safety in Poultry Meat Production

Author(s): Kumar Venkitanarayanan, Siddhartha Thakur, Steven C. Ricke
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2354506

Aerobic Utilization of Hydrocarbons, Oils, and Lipids

Author(s): Fernando Rojo
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 18 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2355115

Biogenesis of Fatty Acids, Lipids and Membranes

Author(s): Otto Geiger
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 23 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2355116

Biology of rhodococcus

Author(s): Héctor M. Alvarez
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2019, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2378706

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly hot items according to The Wall Street Journal, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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