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The seventh edition introduces a new author team. As new authors, we were faced with the daunting task of making a superior textbook even better. We bring over 40 years of combined research and teaching experience.
Our keen interest in teaching has been fostered by our involvement in workshops and conferences designed to explore, implement, and assess various pedagogical approaches.
Thus one of our goals for this edition was to make the book more accessible to students. To accomplish this we focused on three specific areas: readability, artwork, and the integration of several key themes throughout the text.
However, for the seventh edition, we have added style elements designed to further engage students. For example, we have introduced the use of the first person to describe the flow of information e.
Each chapter is divided into numbered section headings and organized in an outline format. Some chapters have been significantly reorganized to present the material in a more logical format e.
As in previous editions, key terminology is boldfaced and clearly defined.
In addition, some words are now highlighted in red font: these include names of scientists with whom the students should be acquainted, as well as names of techniques and microbes. Every term in the extensive glossary, which includes over new and revised entries, includes a page reference.
Prescott's Microbiology 8th Edition by Willey, Joanne, Sherwood, Linda, Woolverton, Chris Hardcover
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