Search Results for "the-bacteria-book"

The Bacteria Book

The Bacteria Book

  • Author: Steve Mould
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1465477527
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 72
  • View: 3535
DOWNLOAD NOW »
In this funny and fact-packed introductory science book, kids will meet the bacteria, viruses, and other germs and microbes that are all around, but too small for us to see. What do a squid that glows, fungus that grows, and tiny creatures in the soil under your toes all have in common? They're all part of the world of microbiology! Find out about bacteria, viruses, and other germs and microbes in this engaging introductory book for kids. The Bacteria Book explores why we need bacteria, and introduces readers to its microbial mates--viruses, fungi, algae, archaea, and protozoa. Bacteria are the most important living organisms on Earth. Without them, we wouldn't have bread or cheese, and our bodies wouldn't be able to work how we need them to. Microbes keep us and our world running in surprising ways. This book will show you how, through real-life examples of microbiology in action. The Bacteria Book is a fun and informative introduction to a STEAM subject that brings kids up-close to the big world of tiny science. With remarkable photography, kooky character illustrations, and lots of fun facts that toe the line between "ew, gross!" and "oh, cool!," it's the only book on microbiology young scientists won't want to put down.

The Bacteria Book

The Bacteria Book

  • Author: Steve Mould
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • ISBN: 0241353270
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 72
  • View: 1614
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Meet the bacteria, viruses, and other germs and microbes that are all around, but too small for us to see. Learn how they keep us and our world running. What do a squid that glows, fungus that grows, and tiny creatures in the soil under your toes all have in common? They're all part of the world of microbiology! In this awesome book for kids, scientist Steve Mould reveals fun and fascinating facts about bacteria, viruses, and other germs and microbes. The Bacteria Book explores why we need bacteria, and introduces readers to its microbial mates - viruses, fungi, algae, and protozoa. Bacteria are the most important living organisms on Earth, and 99 per cent of them are helpful, not harmful. Without bacteria, we wouldn't have bread or cheese, and our bodies wouldn't be able to work how we need them to. Microbes keep us and our world running in surprising ways. This book will show you how, through real-life examples of microbiology in action. The Bacteria Book is a fun and informative introduction to a STEAM subject that brings kids up-close with the big world of tiny science. With remarkable photography, kooky character illustrations, and lots of fun facts that toe the line between "ew!" and "oh!", it's the only book on microbiology young scientists won't want to put down.

A Field Guide to Bacteria

A Field Guide to Bacteria

  • Author: Betsey Dexter Dyer
  • Publisher: Comstock Pub Assoc
  • ISBN: 9780801488542
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 355
  • View: 9923
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Written for curious souls of all ages, this title opens readers eyes--and noses and ears--to this hidden world. Useful illustrations accompany Dyer's lively text.

Are All Bacteria Dangerous? Biology Book for Kids | Children's Biology Books

Are All Bacteria Dangerous? Biology Book for Kids | Children's Biology Books

  • Author: Baby Professor
  • Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
  • ISBN: 1541918258
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 64
  • View: 5631
DOWNLOAD NOW »
If you're child is into science, or you would like him/her to be, then this biology book is a must-have! Bacteria is always all around us but that doesn't mean we should be perpetually afraid of them. Lack of knowledge on the subject will make you fear too much. That is why it is important to encourage your child to pick up the habit of reading.

Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction

Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Sebastian G. B. Amyes
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191654086
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 144
  • View: 1549
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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.

Good Germs, Bad Germs

Good Germs, Bad Germs

Health and Survival in a Bacterial World

  • Author: Jessica Snyder Sachs
  • Publisher: Hill and Wang
  • ISBN: 9781429923293
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 304
  • View: 9020
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Making Peace with Microbes Public sanitation and antibiotic drugs have brought about historic increases in the human life span; they have also unintentionally produced new health crises by disrupting the intimate, age-old balance between humans and the microorganisms that inhabit our bodies and our environment. As a result, antibiotic resistance now ranks among the gravest medical problems of modern times. Good Germs, Bad Germs addresses not only this issue but also what has become known as the "hygiene hypothesis"— an argument that links the over-sanitation of modern life to now-epidemic increases in immune and other disorders. In telling the story of what went terribly wrong in our war on germs, Jessica Snyder Sachs explores our emerging understanding of the symbiotic relationship between the human body and its resident microbes—which outnumber its human cells by a factor of nine to one! The book also offers a hopeful look into a future in which antibiotics will be designed and used more wisely, and beyond that, to a day when we may replace antibacterial drugs and cleansers with bacterial ones—each custom-designed for maximum health benefits.

A Text-Book of Bacteriology

A Text-Book of Bacteriology

  • Author: R. W. Fairbrother,Geoffrey A. Taylor
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • ISBN: 1483195570
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 518
  • View: 1076
DOWNLOAD NOW »
A Text-Book of Bacteriology

All About Bacteria

All About Bacteria

  • Author: Ravi Mantha
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9350298953
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 260
  • View: 5111
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Live longer, be healthier and look good naked. Harness your inner bacteria! Did you know that 90 per cent of our body's cells are bacterial? Or that the bacteria that cause meningitis live in our body all the time, without troubling us at all? Or even that life as we know it on earth began because bacteria rode into our world on an asteroid? Health activist Ravi Mantha explains that, in order to remain in the pinkest health, we need to understand and maintain the human ecosystem - which includes looking after our bacteria. Prevent the onset of illnesses, he advises, rather than search for cures to diseases, as Western medicine tends to do. China followed the practice of preventive medicine until a hundred years ago, where doctors were paid if you were healthy, and not paid if you fell sick. In the US, this practice is being re-explored through the concept of 'concierge care'. Until ideas such as these become fashionable, and as long as public health care systems are wanting, we must care for our own health. The first step to this: understanding the bacteria in our body. Combining the very latest in medical research with prevention and wellness techniques, All About Bacteria will shift your focus from pills and products, and move you along on the path to achieving and maintaining excellent health.

Follow Your Gut

Follow Your Gut

The Enormous Impact of Tiny Microbes

  • Author: Rob Knight
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476784752
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 128
  • View: 2010
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Allergies, asthma, obesity, acne: these are just a few of the conditions that may be caused—and someday cured—by the microscopic life inside us. The key is to understand how this groundbreaking science influences your health, mood, and more. In just the last few years, scientists have shown how the microscopic life within our bodies— particularly within our intestines—has an astonishing impact on our lives. Your health, mood, sleep patterns, eating preferences—even your likelihood of getting bitten by mosquitoes—can be traced in part to the tiny creatures that live on and inside of us. In Follow Your Gut, pioneering scientist Rob Knight pairs with award-winning science journalist Brendan Buhler to explain—with good humor and easy-to-grasp examples—why these new findings matter to everyone. They lead a detailed tour of the previously unseen world inside our bodies, calling out the diseases and conditions believed to be most directly impacted by them. With a practical eye toward deeper knowledge and better decisions, they also explore the known effects of antibiotics, probiotics, diet choice and even birth method on our children’s lifelong health. Ultimately, this pioneering book explains how to learn about your own microbiome and take steps toward understanding and improving your health, using the latest research as a guide.

Bacteria

Bacteria

The Benign, the Bad, and the Beautiful

  • Author: Trudy M. Wassenaar
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118107667
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 215
  • View: 1333
DOWNLOAD NOW »
"This book introduces bacteria and basic microbiological concepts to readers without previous background in the subject. Each chapter concentrates on a particular topic and can be read in isolation or as part of the whole, and wherever possible points are illustrated through real-world examples and short stories. Although bacterial scientific names are used and translated when possible, in general scientific jargon is avoided in order to make the material as accessible as possible for the lay reader"--

Bacterial Growth and Division

Bacterial Growth and Division

Biochemistry and Regulation of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Division Cycles

  • Author: Stephen Cooper
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 008091747X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 501
  • View: 5697
DOWNLOAD NOW »
How does a bacterial cell grow during the division cycle? This question is answered by the codeveloper of the Cooper-Helmstetter model of DNA replication. In a unique analysis of the bacterial division cycle, Cooper considers the major cell categories (cytoplasm, DNA, and cell surface) and presents a lucid description of bacterial growth during the division cycle. The concepts of bacterial physiology from Ole Maaløe's Copenhagen school are presented throughout the book and are applied to such topics as the origin of variability, the pattern of DNA segregation, and the principles underlying growth transitions. The results of research on E. coli are used to explain the division cycles of Caulobacter, Bacilli, Streptococci, and eukaryotes. Insightful reanalysis highlights significant similarities between these cells and E.coli. With over 25 years of experience in the study of the bacterial division cycle, Cooper has synthesized his ideas and research into an exciting presentation. He manages to write a comprehensive volume that will be of great interest to microbiologists, cell physiologists, cell and molecular biologists, researchers in cell-cycle studies, and mathematicians and engineering scientists interested in modeling cell growth. Written by one of the codiscoverers of the Cooper-Helmstetter model Applies the results of research on E. coli to other groups, including Caulobacter, Bacilli, Streptococci, and eukaryotes; the Caulobacter reanalysis highlights significant similarities with the E. coli system Presents a unified description of the bacterial division cycle with relevance to eukaryotic systems Addresses the concepts of the Copenhagen School in a new and original way

Meet Bacteria!

Meet Bacteria!

Book 1 in the MUMMY NATURE series of children's books

  • Author: Rebecca Bielawski
  • Publisher: Rebecca Bielawski
  • ISBN: 1497577802
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 24
  • View: 7258
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Peek through the microscope and down into a fantastic world of teeny tiny shapes, amazing colours and little friends who want to say – Hello. Who are these bacteria? Where do they live and what do they do all day? Meet Bacteria! is for little kids brimming with curiosity. It gives them their first basic notions of bacteria; a very interesting topic for children, seldom dealt with in children's books at this level. What we can learn: The idea of the microscope Why we should wash our hands concepts: Basic bacteria shapes Some bacteria habitats new words: Bacteria, Microscope, Rod, Chain, Bunch, Multiply PAGES: 26 WORDS: 253 LEVEL: Preschool - 6yrs Other books in the series: Bees Like Flowers Travelling Seeds MUMMY NATURE series – nurturing children's curiosity Each book in the series is one mini nature lesson wrapped up in colour and rhyme. These books are intended for very young children including toddlers and will give them just a glimpse into some of the wonders of the natural world. Illustrated for maximum vibrancy and visual impact, using rhyme to engage young minds and encourage participation. Read the rhymes to your children and soon they will be reading them to you! The narrator is a small child and keen observer who tells us in short rhyming phrases everything she thinks we should know, and all about the magical things she sees around her. Sometimes she is camouflaged in the long grass and other times she has to climb a tree to get a better look.

I Contain Multitudes

I Contain Multitudes

The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

  • Author: Ed Yong
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062368621
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 368
  • View: 5487
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Joining the ranks of popular science classics like The Botany of Desire and The Selfish Gene, a groundbreaking, wondrously informative, and vastly entertaining examination of the most significant revolution in biology since Darwin—a “microbe’s-eye view” of the world that reveals a marvelous, radically reconceived picture of life on earth. Every animal, whether human, squid, or wasp, is home to millions of bacteria and other microbes. Ed Yong, whose humor is as evident as his erudition, prompts us to look at ourselves and our animal companions in a new light—less as individuals and more as the interconnected, interdependent multitudes we assuredly are. The microbes in our bodies are part of our immune systems and protect us from disease. In the deep oceans, mysterious creatures without mouths or guts depend on microbes for all their energy. Bacteria provide squid with invisibility cloaks, help beetles to bring down forests, and allow worms to cause diseases that afflict millions of people. Many people think of microbes as germs to be eradicated, but those that live with us—the microbiome—build our bodies, protect our health, shape our identities, and grant us incredible abilities. In this astonishing book, Ed Yong takes us on a grand tour through our microbial partners, and introduces us to the scientists on the front lines of discovery. It will change both our view of nature and our sense of where we belong in it.

From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

  • Author: Daniel C. Dennett
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393242080
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 448
  • View: 3586
DOWNLOAD NOW »
“[The] best scientific-philosophical approach to understanding how consciousness evolved.… A wonderful book that will shape and drive thinking for years to come.”—Shane O’Mara, Times Higher Education How did we come to have minds? For centuries, poets, philosophers, psychologists, and physicists have wondered how the human mind developed its unrivaled abilities. Disciples of Darwin have explained how natural selection produced plants, but what about the human mind? In From Bacteria to Bach and Back, Daniel C. Dennett builds on recent discoveries from biology and computer science to show, step by step, how a comprehending mind could in fact have arisen from a mindless process of natural selection. A crucial shift occurred when humans developed the ability to share memes, or ways of doing things not based in genetic instinct. Competition among memes produced thinking tools powerful enough that our minds don’t just perceive and react, they create and comprehend. An agenda-setting book for a new generation of philosophers and scientists, From Bacteria to Bach and Back will delight and entertain all those curious about how the mind works.

Bacteria

Bacteria

Staph, Strep, Clostridium, and Other Bacteria

  • Author: Judy Wearing
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 0778791785
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 51
  • View: 5303
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This book examines bacteria that are found in virtually every environment--including those that are characterized by extreme heat, cold, and depth--and, of course, bacteria that are found inside our bodies. Case studies examine the development of new vaccines against bacterial diseases and the use of bacteria to help fight pollution.

The Bacteria

The Bacteria

  • Author: Antoine Magnin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bacteriology
  • Page: 227
  • View: 2398
DOWNLOAD NOW »

Physiology of the Bacterial Cell

Physiology of the Bacterial Cell

A Molecular Approach

  • Author: Frederick Carl Neidhardt,John L. Ingraham,Moselio Schaechter
  • Publisher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780878936083
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 506
  • View: 1982
DOWNLOAD NOW »

The Bacteria: Their Origin, Structure, Function and Antibiosis

The Bacteria: Their Origin, Structure, Function and Antibiosis

  • Author: Arthur L. Koch
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1402032064
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 224
  • View: 5779
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Understanding antibiotic chemotherapy at the ecological level is necessary for more permanent advances in development and in the usage of antibiotic agents. This book traces the history of bacteria, from the development of life on earth to the evolution of diversity. It is this diversity that led, almost automatically to the development of pathogens as well as antibiotics. If we are to create long term antibiotics we must design them with this history in mind.

Molecular Biology of the Cell

Molecular Biology of the Cell

  • Author: Bruce Alberts
  • Publisher: Garland Science
  • ISBN: 1317563743
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1464
  • View: 8000
DOWNLOAD NOW »
As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning. The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced.Protein structures better illustrate structure–function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting “What We Don’t Know,” introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text, and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, pathogens, and the immune system.

Superbugs

Superbugs

An Arms Race against Bacteria

  • Author: William Hall
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674985079
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 236
  • View: 6018
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Antibiotics are powerful drugs that can prevent and treat infections, but they are becoming less effective as a result of drug resistance. Resistance develops because the bacteria that antibiotics target can evolve ways to defend themselves against these drugs. When antibiotics fail, there is very little else to prevent an infection from spreading. Unnecessary use of antibiotics in both humans and animals accelerates the evolution of drug-resistant bacteria, with potentially catastrophic personal and global consequences. Our best defenses against infectious disease could cease to work, surgical procedures would become deadly, and we might return to a world where even small cuts are life-threatening. The problem of drug resistance already kills over one million people across the world every year and has huge economic costs. Without action, this problem will become significantly worse. Following from their work on the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, William Hall, Anthony McDonnell, and Jim O’Neill outline the major systematic failures that have led to this growing crisis. They also provide a set of solutions to tackle these global issues that governments, industry, and public health specialists can adopt. In addition to personal behavioral modifications, such as better handwashing regimens, Superbugs argues for mounting an offense against this threat through agricultural policy changes, an industrial research stimulus, and other broad-scale economic and social incentives.