This eTextBook is perfect for the non-major/allied health student (and also appropriate for mixed majors courses). This book provides a rock solid foundation in microbiology. By clearly and carefully explaining the fundamental concepts and offering appealing and vivid instructional art, Nester’s Microbiology: A Human Perspective, 8th edition, draws college students back to their book again and again!
The textbook has a readable and concise style, covers the most current concepts, and gives college students the mastery and knowledge necessary to understand advances of the future. A body systems approach is used in the coverage of diseases.
About the Authors
Dr. Denise Anderson
Dr. Denise Anderson is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Washington, where she teaches a variety of courses including medical bacteriology laboratory, general microbiology, and medical mycology/parasitology laboratory. Equipped with a diverse educational background, including undergraduate work in nutrition and graduate work in microbiology and in food science, Dr. Anderson first discovered a passion for teaching when she taught microbiology laboratory courses as part of her graduate training. Her enthusiastic teaching style, fueled by regular doses of Seattle’s famous coffee, receives high reviews by her students. Outside of academic life, Denise relaxes in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle, where she lives with her husband, Mr. Richard Moore, and their dog, Dudley (neither of whom are well trained). When not grading papers, planning lectures, or writing textbook chapters, she can usually be found chatting with the neighbors, fighting the weeds in her garden, or enjoying a fermented beverage at the local pub.
Deborah Allen is a Professor at Jefferson College in Missouri, where she teaches microbiology as well as several other courses for students entering allied health careers. Her graduate work was in zoology at the University of Oklahoma and in behavior and neurobiology at Cornell University. She participated in cancer research at the University of Arkansas Medical Center before embarking on a career in publishing, working in acquisitions and development for books in the life sciences. She is now thrilled to be working on the other end of the desk with the Nester team. Away from campus, Deborah listens or reads to her favorite Eve Dallas novels, floats the rivers and listens to folk music in the Ozarks, and fully appreciates the local microbes while visiting Missouri wineries.
Dr. Sarah Salm
Dr. Sarah Salm is a Professor at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) of the City University of New York, where she teaches microbiology, general biology, and anatomy and physiology. She earned her undergraduate and doctoral degrees at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. She later moved to New York, working first as a postdoctoral fellow and then an Assistant Research Professor at NYU Langone Medical Center. Her research has covered a range of subjects, from plant virus identification through prostate stem cell characterization. When not focused on the etextbook and her classes, Dr. Salm loves to hike, travel and read.