Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Valutazione media 3,86
( su 37 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780199578764: Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Bacteria form a fundamental branch of life. They are the oldest forms of life and the most prolific of all living organisms, inhabiting every part of the Earth's surface, its ocean depths, and even such inhospitable places as boiling hot springs. In this Very Short Introduction, bacteriologist Sebastian Amyes explores the nature of bacteria, their origin and evolution, bacteria in the environment, and bacteria and disease. Amyes discusses some of the major infections caused by bacteria-bacteria causes pneumonia, diphtheria, cholera, and many other diseases-and shows how these pathogens avoid the defences of the human body. But the book looks at all aspects of bacteria, not just the negative side, stressing the key benefits of bacteria, which have been harnessed to preserve food, dispose of waste and to provide compost for horticulture. Indeed, life for man and for many animals would be impossible without bacteria. Amyes also offers a glance into the future, describing how bacteria might be manipulated to perform tasks that they previous were unable to perform and discussing the recent construction of a completely synthetic bacterial cell.

About the Series:

Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject has developed and how it has influenced society. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library. Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

About the Author:


Sebastian Amyes is Professor of Microbial Chemotherapy at Edinburgh University, and author of Magic Bullets: Lost Horizons.

Review:


"Despite its title, Bacteria is neither 'very short', nor is its level merely 'introductory' - it's appropriate for teachers as well as students. Succinct and full of detail, there's something for everyone to learn." --The Biologist


Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Sebastian G. B. Amyes
Editore: Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 0199578761 ISBN 13: 9780199578764
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Bacteria form a fundamental branch of life. They are the oldest forms of life as we know it, and they are still the most prolific living organisms. They inhabit every part of the Earth s surface, its ocean depths, and even terrains such as boiling hot springs. They are most familiar as agents of disease, but benign bacteria are critical to the recycling of elements and all ecology, as well as to human health. In this Very Short Introduction, Sebastian Amyes explores the nature of bacteria, their origin and evolution, bacteria in the environment, and bacteria and disease. In looking at our efforts to manage co-evolving bacteria, he also considers the challenges of resistance to antibiotics. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. Codice libro della libreria AOP9780199578764

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 6,07
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Amyes, Sebastian G.B.
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199578761 ISBN 13: 9780199578764
Nuovi PAPERBACK Quantità: 6
Da
IBestBargains, LLC
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0199578761 Brand New Book in Perfect Condition.Fast Shipping with tracking number. Codice libro della libreria YGDA-INSTOCK-00752

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 3,11
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,43
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Sebastian G. B. Amyes
Editore: Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 0199578761 ISBN 13: 9780199578764
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Bacteria form a fundamental branch of life. They are the oldest forms of life as we know it, and they are still the most prolific living organisms. They inhabit every part of the Earth s surface, its ocean depths, and even terrains such as boiling hot springs. They are most familiar as agents of disease, but benign bacteria are critical to the recycling of elements and all ecology, as well as to human health. In this Very Short Introduction, Sebastian Amyes explores the nature of bacteria, their origin and evolution, bacteria in the environment, and bacteria and disease. In looking at our efforts to manage co-evolving bacteria, he also considers the challenges of resistance to antibiotics. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. Codice libro della libreria AOP9780199578764

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 6,62
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Sebastian G.B. Amyes
ISBN 10: 0199578761 ISBN 13: 9780199578764
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Codice libro della libreria 97801995787640000000

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 7,85
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Sebastian G. B. Amyes
Editore: Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 0199578761 ISBN 13: 9780199578764
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Bacteria form a fundamental branch of life. They are the oldest forms of life as we know it, and they are still the most prolific living organisms. They inhabit every part of the Earth s surface, its ocean depths, and even terrains such as boiling hot springs. They are most familiar as agents of disease, but benign bacteria are critical to the recycling of elements and all ecology, as well as to human health. In this Very Short Introduction, Sebastian Amyes explores the nature of bacteria, their origin and evolution, bacteria in the environment, and bacteria and disease. In looking at our efforts to manage co-evolving bacteria, he also considers the challenges of resistance to antibiotics. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. Codice libro della libreria BTE9780199578764

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,06
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Amyes, Sebastian G.B.
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199578761 ISBN 13: 9780199578764
Nuovi PAPERBACK Quantità: 1
Da
PLANET BOOKS
(WELLINGTON, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0199578761 BRAND NEW. GIFT QUALITY!. Codice libro della libreria 585.P50

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 5,27
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,43
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Amyes, Sebastian G. B.
ISBN 10: 0199578761 ISBN 13: 9780199578764
Nuovi Quantità: 1
Da
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 2013. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria IB-9780199578764

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 5,47
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,43
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Amyes, Sebastian G. B.
ISBN 10: 0199578761 ISBN 13: 9780199578764
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 2013. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria VU-9780199578764

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 5,50
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,43
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Amyes, Sebastian G.B.
Editore: Oxford University Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 0199578761 ISBN 13: 9780199578764
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 0199578761

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 6,44
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,57
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Sebastian G. B. Amyes
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199578761 ISBN 13: 9780199578764
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 0199578761

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 6,42
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,01
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro