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ISBN-13 9780321803122ISBN-10 0321803124
ISBN-10 0321733606ISBN-13 9780321733603
Author(s): Gerard J. Tortora; Berdell R. Funke; Christine L. Case
Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 960

This #1 selling non-majors microbiology textbook is praised for its straightforward presentation of complex topics, careful balance of concepts and applications, and proven art that teaches. In its Eleventh Edition, Tortora, Funke, and Case’s Microbiology: An Introduction helps students make the connection between microbiology and human health. This edition continues to incorporate the latest in microbiology research and includes more features designed to  engage students and promote critical thinking.


With the complex and extensive information presented in introductory microbiology courses, demonstrating the connections between processes students can’t see with their naked eye and diseases they will encounter in future careers can be challenging. Microbiology: An Introduction guides students through the process of disease diagnosis, aided by the practical application of the new Clinical Cases that are integrated through every textbook chapter. The text provides new MicroLab Tutors that help students prepare, practice, and maximize their lab time. To take learning beyond the classroom, new assignable Mastering content appeals to students, helping them understand how microbiology works and why it’s important—reinforcing textbook lessons with interactive coaching activities and tutorials of the foundation figures, case studies and additional features.