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Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Sebastian Amyes

August 2022

Very Short Introductions

This Very Short Introduction explores the nature of bacteria, their origin, evolution, and relationship to the environment to demonstrate the fundamental role they play in our existence. This new edition examines the symbiotic relationship between the human body and bacteria, including their role in disease, wellness, and evolutionary development.

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Biological Science: Exploring the Science of Life


Jon Scott, Gus Cameron, Anne Goodenough, Dawn Hawkins, Jenny Koenig, Martin Luck, Despo Papachristodoulou, Alison Snape, Kay Yeoman, Mark Goodwin

April 2022

Biological Science: Exploring the Science of Life, more than any other general biology text, helps students to master the key concepts while viewing biology as a dynamic experimental science. It is the only book to make thinking like a biologist second nature.

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Microbial Biotechnology


Kay Yeoman, Beatrix Fahnert, David Lea-Smith, Tom Clarke

December 2020

Oxford Biology Primers

Written primarily for students embarking on an undergraduate bioscience degree, this primer provides a concise overview of microbial biotechnology, its societal and ethical implications, the challenges that remain, and the potential and future research directions, helping students to further their understanding and make the transition to active researcher.

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Processes in Microbial Ecology

Second Edition


David L. Kirchman

August 2018

Microbial ecology is the study of interactions among microbes in natural environments and their roles in biogeochemical cycles, food web dynamics, and the evolution of life. This book presents the basic principles of microbial ecology using examples from aquatic (freshwater and marine) and terrestrial ecosystems.

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Viruses: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Dorothy H. Crawford

March 2018

Very Short Introductions

From modern pandemics such as HIV, Ebola, and Zika, to stories of vaccination and antiviral drugs, this Very Short Introduction charts our struggle against viruses. Outlining their origins, structure, and method of infection, Dorothy Crawford explores the vast variety of viruses, and asks if we can live in harmony with them in the future.

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Learning Microbiology through Clinical Consultation


Berenice Langdon, Aodhán Breathnach

June 2016

Learning Microbiology through Clinical Consultation is a highly accessible text which describes the fundamentals of microbiology within the practice setting in an informative way. It is an ideal resource for medical students and newly qualified doctors, as well as anyone wishing to study medicine or preparing for medical school interviews.

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Human Virology

Fifth Edition


John Oxford, Paul Kellam, Leslie Collier

May 2016

Highly Commended in Basic and Clinical Sciences in the 2017 BMA Medical Book Awards - The only introductory level undergraduate text to focus of human virology.

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Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction


Nicholas P. Money

December 2014

Very Short Introductions

Modern microbiology has transformed our understanding of life on earth, and had a huge impact on medicine, agriculture, and biotechnology. In this Very Short Introduction, Nicholas P. Money explores the microbial world, considering its diversity and vital roles in ecosystems, including the human body.

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Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction


Sebastian G.B. Amyes

May 2013

Very Short Introductions

In this Very Short Introduction, Sebastian Amyes explores the nature of bacteria. As a fundamental branch of life, they inhabit every part of the Earth's surface. Amyes examines their origin and evolution, bacteria in the environment, and bacteria and disease, to demonstrate the fundamental role they play in our existence.

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