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1. Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously
2. Medical Microbiology: with STUDENT
3. Microbiology: An Introduction,
4. Microbiology the Easy Way (Barron's
5. BRS Microbiology and Immunology
6. Microbiology: Principles and Explorations
7. Bailey & Scott's Diagnostic
8. Microbiology: A Systems Approach
9. Microbiology Coloring Book
10. Microbiology with Diseases by
11. Review of Medical Microbiology
12. Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews:
13. Study Guide for Microbiology:
14. Microbiology Demystified
15. CliffsQuickReview Microbiology
16. Microbiology: A Human Perspective
17. Microbiology Super Review
18. Review of Medical Microbiology
19. Rapid Review Microbiology and
20. Alcamo's Fundamentals of Microbiology,

1. Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple (Medmaster)
by Mark Gladwin, Bill Trattler
Paperback: 392 Pages (2009-02-08)
list price: US$32.95 -- used & new: US$27.49
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Asin: 094078081X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A brief, clear, thorough, and highly enjoyable approach to clinical microbiology, brimming with mnemonics, humor, summary charts and illustrations, from AIDS to "flesh-eating bacteria" to ebola, mad cow disease, hantavirus, anthrax, smallpox, botulism, etc. Excellent Board review.
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Customer Reviews (155)

4-0 out of 5 stars Makes micro funny and memorable
The slightly silly cartoons really are good about drawing your attention to what's important, and making it stick in your head.Great book.

5-0 out of 5 stars micro
this is a great review book that is full of stupid but incredibly memorable cartoons and tricks in the book.it's not completely comprehensive but is a great way to spend less time memorizing little details.without the chapters on antibiotics and antifungals i would have failed my micro exam!

5-0 out of 5 stars lifesaver
This book is awesome. It's saved my in micro. Totally worth it if your professor is as.. organized.. as mine.

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent
This is an excellent book for a high range of students whether you are first exposed to microbiology or have taken the course many times.It has great mnemonics and funny pictures.very easy read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Pretty excellent, but please pay attention in class
I'm using this book for a class.It basically contains MOST of what you need to know about micro, and I imagine that it will be a more than adequate review when it comes time for Boards.However, if I used it as my only source of information (ie I didn't read the assigned text at all)I'd probably be in trouble when it came time for exams.It does not have EVERYTHING you need to know, and there's a good chance that your specific instructors want a great deal more detail than this book might cover.In addition, bear in mind that new things are being discovered about micro every year, and you need to keep an eye as to new developments and not assume that EVERYTHING in CMMRS is current.

My overall assessment?Buy or borrow this book, particularly if you are a visual learner or you remember things well through crazy mnemonics. It gives you an excellent foundational framework, and it is adorable and funny. ... Read more

2. Medical Microbiology: with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access (Murray, Medical Microbiology)
by Patrick R. Murray PhD, Ken S. Rosenthal PhD, Michael A. Pfaller MD
Paperback: 960 Pages (2008-12-10)
list price: US$84.95 -- used & new: US$49.99
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Asin: 0323054706
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The new edition of this popular text presents microbiology in a succinct, easy-to-use, and engaging manner. Clear discussions explain how microbes cause disease in humans, and review the updated vaccines and new antibiotics currently available to treat these diseases. Expert coverage of basic principles, the immune response, laboratory diagnosis, bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology ensures that you'll understand all the facts vital to the practice of medicine today. A revised artwork program illustrates the appearance of disease, simplifying complex information, while text boxes and additional summary tables emphasize essential concepts and learning issues for more efficient exam review. Online access to Student Consult-where you'll find the complete contents of the book, fully searchable...Integration Links to bonus content in other Student Consult titles...updated features for both students and instructors...and much more-further enhances your study and exponentially boosts your reference power.

  • Focuses on why the biologic properties of organisms are important to disease in humans, equipping you with a practical understanding of microbiology.
  • Examines etiology, epidemiology, host defenses, identification, diagnosis, prevention, and control for each microbe in consistently organized chapters, enabling you to find the information you need fast.
  • Features summary tables and text boxes that emphasize essential concepts and learning issues, enabling you to make your exam review more efficient.
  • Correlates basic science with clinical practice through review questions at the end of each chapter to help you understand the clinical relevance of the organisms examined.
  • Uses clinical cases from literature reports to illustrate the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases.

  • Features revised artwork-more than 635 brilliant images, nearly all in full color-that offers a more consistent and modern approach to the study of medical microbiology.
  • Provides more clinical photographs throughout that help you better understand the clinical applications of microbiology.
  • Offers expanded use of summary boxes for bacteria throughout all organism chapters to further enhance your review and learning.
  • Includes enhanced Student Consult features including self-assessment questions, clinical cases, animations showing the actions of various important toxins, and a PowerPoint presentation with supplemental images of organisms and stains.

Your purchase entitles you to access the web site until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier, whichever occurs first. If the next edition is published less than one year after your purchase, you will be entitled to online access for one year from your date of purchase. Elsevier reserves the right to offer a suitable replacement product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based electronic version) should access to the web site be discontinued. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (20)

5-0 out of 5 stars Book came just as expected.
Book arrived brand new at my apartment still in the plastic wrap. There were no surprises, and I am very pleased. Author is very thorough on the topics presented. Full color pages help for a better understanding.

2-0 out of 5 stars Poorley Organized, poorley written
User:medical student, allopathic USA school
Time of use:2 years

This book's presentation of microbiology is disorganized and often hard to follow. Particularly bad is the way each microbe family/viral family is laid out.There is little consistency from bug to bug...headers and sentences like the following are typical:

"Pathogenesis and Immunity:
Only the pathogenesis of rabies virus infection is discussed here"

The 'immunity' discussion is a sentence in a table on a following page...

This book would be an excellent book for an survey course in undergraduate micro.It is completely unacceptable at the professional level and in particular to the medical student, where it is important to absorb a great quantity of information in a little time.At my school I hear the professors constantly say "it is poor, but it is better than the alternative."

One would be better served to invest in Cecil's text of medicine.Though dense, at least the writing is such that one can skim quickly and learn the high points of each bug.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good book
This is a very good book for medicine students. I'm in the second year and has been very usefull. But this book dont justify changing your 5 edition on it. Almost all the chapters are equal, with just some boxes with clinical cases, and there is no answers to the questions of the end of the chapters, although the answers are clearly in the text, the old one, or at least the one that i saw in the library, had all the answers whith some complement to the text.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excelent!
I am in love with my book, is in excelent conditions. Really Amazon is a perfect way to have good quality in a book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Required text
This book is wonderful!This book alone with my class notes are the only thing that I need to learn medical microbiology. ... Read more

3. Microbiology: An Introduction, Books a la Carte Edition (10th Edition)
by Gerard J. Tortora, Berdell R. Funke, Christine L. Case
Paperback: 960 Pages (2009-03-19)
list price: US$137.33 -- used & new: US$111.36
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Asin: 0321582039
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Books à la Carte are unbound, three-hole-punch versions of the textbook. This lower cost option is easy to transport and comes with same access code or media that would be packaged with the bound book.


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 Tenth Edition, Tortora/Funke/Case responds to the #1 challenge of the microbiology course: teaching a wide range of student levels, while still addressing student under-preparedness. The Tenth Edition meets students at their respective skill levels.


First, the book signals core microbiology content to students with the new and highly visual Foundation Figures that students need to understand before moving forward in a chapter. Second, the book gives students frequent opportunities for self-assessment with the new Check Your Understanding questions that correspond by number to the chapter Learning Objectives. Then, a new “visual learning” orientation includes: an increased number of the popular Diseases in Focus boxes, newly illustrated end-of-chapter Study Outlines that provide students with visual cues to remind them of chapter content, and new end-of-chapter Draw It questions. The all-new art program is contemporary without compromising Tortora/Funke/Case’s hallmark reputation for precision and clarity. Content revisions include substantially revised immunity chapters and an increased emphasis on antimicrobial resistance, bioterrorism, and biofilms.



This Package 0321582039 / 9780321582034 Books a la Carte Plus for Microbiology: An Introduction contains: 0321580001 / 9780321580009 Books a la Carte for Microbiology: An Introduction

  • 0321581962 / 9780321581969 Study Card for Microbiology: An Introduction
  • Access to the MyMicrobiologyPlace Website (www.microbiologyplace.com) via a bind-in access code card located in the front of the textbook. Use this access code to use all the resources located in MyMicrobiologyPlace Website.
  • 0321582071 / 9780321582072 CourseCompass™ with Pearson eText Student Access Kit for Microbiology: An Introduction. For access to CourseCompass, your instructor must assign use of the CourseCompass materials. This code will not work for MyMicrobiologyPlace Website. 
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5-0 out of 5 stars fast delivery
It came on time and was in the condition that it said it would be in

5-0 out of 5 stars Great!
I ordered this item because it said it was new and came with the MyMicrobiologyPlace code and it was a great price compared with other places for this book new.It arrived quickly and in great shape.

1-0 out of 5 stars Worst company ever! Don't buy!
So I decided to get the 9th edition instead of the 10th to save a hundred bucks... Wish I hadn't because I I'm waiting for the dam book to come in after I take my first week of classes and I'm still waiting. I ordered the books 2 weeks before classes and I ordered 3 other books, they all came in and I was forced to buy the book from school store so I don't fail any assignments. So guess what! IM STILL WAITING FOR THE BOOK! they stole my money and didn't send the book, I reported it to amazon and they said they can't do anything about it because they are an outside company, not technically amazon, so take my advice and don't give these people your money, they will steal it and not give you anything in return, Imma give the better business bureau a call see if they can do something about this.

4-0 out of 5 stars happy
Book was in great condition, had writing in it but was specified. Very satisfied with my purchase.

4-0 out of 5 stars micro book
book came on time. wasn't in the condition promised. had a lot of highlighting, should have been cheaper. Other than that everything was great. ... Read more

4. Microbiology the Easy Way (Barron's E-Z Series)
by Rene Fester Kratz
Paperback: 544 Pages (2005-09-01)
list price: US$18.99 -- used & new: US$7.50
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Asin: 0764128450
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This book transforms a difficult subject into terms and ideas that every attentive student can readily understand. Major topics covered include: the microbial world, cellular chemistry, observing microbes through a microscope, microbial growth and reproduction, microbial genetics, bacteria, archaea, eukaryotic microorganisms such as fungi and protozoa, viruses, the disease process, epidemiology, antimicrobial drugs, practical applications of immunology, infectious diseases, and many others. The book includes charts, tables, and review questions with answers. Barron's Easy Way books introduce a variety of academic and practical subjects to students and general readers in clear, understandable language. Ideal as self-teaching manuals for readers interested in learning a new career-related skill, these books have also found widespread classroom use as supplementary texts and brush-up test-preparation guides. Subject heads and key phrases that need to be learned are set in a second color. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (18)

5-0 out of 5 stars Micro 101
Book is a great help in my Micro class.I read it before class,along with the text book that I paid $189.00.It broke stuff down too.Its like listening to the Prof.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent study guide
This book is much more well organized than my textbook. The review questions and practice tests at the end of every chapter really help reinforce the material that is given. I've gained a more thorough understanding of the material we go over in class by using this book. Highly recommended!

4-0 out of 5 stars GREAT EXPLANATORY BOOK!
I used this book all the way through my semester of Microbiology. This book helped supplement my learning with my professor, peers, and tutoring. I would recommend this book to anyone. It was really helpful and explained things really well!

5-0 out of 5 stars ref book to prep for classes
This book is exactly what I was looking for to read over the summer to prep for fall classes and keep my mind fresh.

5-0 out of 5 stars AWESOME BOOK - A must buy if you're taking Microbiology
I have to say that this book is a AMAZING. I'm using it as a supplement to my note from class and it is more understandable then my 1000+ paged textbook. Of course I skim through my textbook since this book doesn't have EVERYTHING, but the essentials are summarized quite nicely. I felt like I was actually learning something as I read it! Although I have yet to take my first test for Micro, I feel that whatever grade I get, it is (by God's grace of course) with the help of this book that the grade will probably be higher, rather than burdening myself with reading 7 chapters about microbes.

A great supplement and a must buy. I recommended it to my friend, too. :) ... Read more

5. BRS Microbiology and Immunology (Board Review Series)
by Arthur G. Johnson, Richard J. Ziegler, Louise Hawley
Paperback: 320 Pages (2009-10-28)
list price: US$39.95 -- used & new: US$30.86
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Asin: 0781789125
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BRS Microbiology and Immunology is designed specifically for medical and graduate students for successful preparation for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). This newest edition features a full-color design and illustrations throughout. The book is divided into 12 chapters and presents both a "bug" approach followed by an organ systems approach. It remains a succinct description of the most important microbiological and immunological concepts and critical details needed to understand important human infections and the immune system function and malfunction. End-of-chapter review tests feature updated USMLE-style questions with rationales and four USMLE comprehensive examinations (in 50 question blocks like Step 1) help test memorization and mastery of the subject.

A companion website offers the fully searchable text and an online question bank.

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6. Microbiology: Principles and Explorations
by Jacquelyn G. Black
Hardcover: 422 Pages (2008-01-02)
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Asin: 0470107480
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Microbiology: Principles and Explorations has been a best-selling textbook for several editions due to the author's engaging writing style where her passion for the subject shines through the narrative. The text's student-friendly approach provides readers with an excellent introduction to the study of Microbiology. This text is appropriate for non-major and mixed major microbiology courses, allied health, agriculture and food sciences courses too. ... Read more

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Definitively, I recomend this seller. My book arrived on time, without having to email the seller. Although it is used, the previous owner preserved it in good conditions. I always check what is the seller's rating based on the customers reviews.

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4-0 out of 5 stars books from betterworld books
My books were better than expected, they actually looked new instead of used. I'm happy with more purchase.
My only complain is that I was running out of patience.
I guess they were worth the wait.
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4-0 out of 5 stars A great book for a 200- level course
I used this book in the 200-level microbiology course I taught last year and will use it again this year. It has wonderful figures and great instructor resources. There are a few errors in the text, for example the glossary gives the definition of an auxotroph to be that of an autotroph, and the autotroph definition is that of the auxotroph. This confused my students.

It's a great book for a nursing/ non-majors microbiology course. I would stick with Brock's Biology of Microorganisms for a Biology Majors course.

4-0 out of 5 stars Sweet sweet Micro
If you have to buy it for class, thena review is not too helpful. The seller was cheap enough and the book arrived about a week after ordered

5-0 out of 5 stars This Study Guide is a Grade-saver
I am taking an online Microbiology course that employs the textbook that this study guide supplements.Our professor is incredibly unhelpful when it comes to helping us decipher what material in the book is most important, and simply recommends that we should be extremely familiar with all of the material in the text.Before I bought this study guide, studying for my tests was like drinking from a fire hose:You are able to get a little bit of it in your mouth, but the majority of it just blows right by you because there is just too to much take to in at once.This study guide as saved my grade in this class.It has helped me to sort out the material in the text, and presents the information in a way that can be understood.Also, the set-up of the study guide also helps in the areas where rote memorization is necessary.I would recommend this study guide to absolutely everyone. ... Read more

7. Bailey & Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology (Diagnostic Microbiology (Bailey & Scott's))
by Betty A. Forbes PhDD(ABMM)F(AAM), Daniel F. Sahm PhDD(ABMM)F(AAM), Alice S. Weissfeld PhDD(ABMM)F(AAM)
Hardcover: 1056 Pages (2007-01-10)
list price: US$109.00 -- used & new: US$40.44
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Asin: 0323030653
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The new 12th edition of Bailey & Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology solidifies its reputation as the classic text in the field of microbiology. This new edition features the same comprehensive, authoritative content - and adds new and updated material throughout. The team of authors includes three well-respected clinical microbiologists, all of whom have experience both in the classroom and the clinical laboratory.

  • A respected author team consists of three well-respected clinical microbiologists, each of whom has experience both in the classroom and the clinical laboratory.
  • Genera and Species to be Considered highlight all of the organisms to be discussed in each chapter, including the current name of the species as well as any previous names.
  • Detailed hands-on procedures make the content more interesting and relevant by describing exactly what takes place in the micro lab.
  • Convenient, easy-to-read tables summarize key information.
  • A glossary of all of the terms is found at the back of the book for quick reference.

  • Three NEW chapters:
    • General Considerations and Applications of Information Provided in Bacterial Sections of Part III explains explains the criteria for organism inclusion and how it should be used.
    • Bacterial Identification Flow Charts and Schemes: A Guide to Part III includes gram reaction, shape, arrangement, atmosphere preferred, oxidase and catalase reactions, among other decision points for various pathogens, creating a visual method of identifying and cross referencing organisms.
    • Sentinel Laboratory Response to Bioterrorism
  • A NEW section on clinical laboratory management
  • More case studies help to develop critical thinking skills, with answers in an appendix.
  • More photos of the major organisms have been included to help in identifying different organisms.
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4-0 out of 5 stars An Expensive Bet!!
It is a good book- New but is a little over priced as many of my friends got it for a little less like around 10 dollars.It is a well maintained one but I think is over pricedat that price.But was deliveredon time as promised.

3-0 out of 5 stars goob book. not for everybody
fairly good book, helpful differentiation flows, tables and keys for lab work. not so much for medicine students.

5-0 out of 5 stars diagnostic micro book review
The book arrived in excellent condition within a 3-5 day period which was much quicker that it said it would come!

5-0 out of 5 stars as advertised
the book was still in wrapper no damage of any kind and was shipped quicklyt

5-0 out of 5 stars Diagnostic Microbiology, Bailey & Scott's
This is an excellent resource book for Medical Technologists working in the clinical microbiology laboratory. ... Read more

8. Microbiology: A Systems Approach
by Marjorie Kelly Cowan, Kathleen Park Talaro
Hardcover: 896 Pages (2008-02-05)
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Asin: 0077266862
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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“Making Connections” Microbiology: A Systems Approach is a non-majors/allied health microbiology textbook that has quickly become known for its unique organization, engaging writing style, and instructional art program.Cowan’s “building blocks” approach establishes the big picture first and then gradually layers concepts onto this foundation. This logical structure helps students build knowledge and connect important concepts.

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5-0 out of 5 stars great buy
book has a lot of info and this seller was quick on the sending it. great seller and great buy.

5-0 out of 5 stars couldn't be more happy...
excellent condition and arrived right on time. will definitely use this seller in the future!?! :)

1-0 out of 5 stars Told one thing got another
The item said used very little highlighting minor wear. What I got was a book with the inside binding completed cracked and broken. Heavy highlighting in some areas. I would say use a different dealer. I would have given them zero stars but that was not an option. The only thing that went correctly was it was delivered on time. But keep in mind I dont think they know how to correctly write a description on the used books they are selling. I would never use them again.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great service!
The textbook arrived in great condition, and they also answered my email promptly. Thank you!

5-0 out of 5 stars Micro Book
The book was delivered very quickly and in great shape. Beats the prices that book stores charge at any University/College. ... Read more

9. Microbiology Coloring Book
by I. Edward Alcamo, Lawrence M. Elson
Paperback: 242 Pages (1997-02-03)
list price: US$21.80 -- used & new: US$13.31
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Asin: 0060419253
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A simplified and effective approach to learning about microbes. Uses the same color-coding techniques used in the other successful coloring books to help students learn and retain more information on standard microbiological concepts such as immune response and viral replication. 110 coloring plates; glossary; pronunciation guide; index. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Could Have done without
This book is also required by my college for this course. It has some helpful tidbits but after reading 2 other sperate sources to make a "complete" picture you dont have the engery to color the pictures.I honestly think I could have done without this book and saved some money.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Learning Resource!
This book is about as good as it gets for basic study materials.Even if you don't want to spend time meticulously coloring it, the book gives an excellent overview of basic microbiology.If you are visual learner---this book is a MUST.The book comes complete with a helpful coloring guide and each section includes text explaining the illustrations.The text is clearly written and the authors are extremely well qualified, hailing from the UCSF medical illustration program.UCSF may very well be one of the top medical education programs in the world.(and this level of quality shows in the book!)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent visual study aid
This book will help with your microbiology class, visual aids ar extremely helpful in the learning process.

5-0 out of 5 stars Microbiology Coloring Book
Excellent book! Superb condition and prompt shipment.
The book far exceeded my expectation. A+

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent study tool
I'm new to Microbiolgy and didn't know where or how to start studying.My textbook was just too huge.I felt a little silly ordering a coloring book but it has become a great way for me to flesh out key concepts and become familiar with the vocabulary.

Each drawing comes with a detailed and easy to read description on the opposing page.Something about reading a paragraph and then coloring in the applicable section makes the information easy to understand.

It's also a great way to get a little quick studying done.Each picture can be colored and reviewed in about 15 minutes (although I take a little longer just to really absorb the material).

Thanks for the great book!I've already ordered the Physiology and Anatomy coloring books to use next semester.
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10. Microbiology with Diseases by Taxonomy (3rd Edition)
by Robert W. Bauman
Hardcover: 896 Pages (2010-01-15)
list price: US$179.00 -- used & new: US$127.95
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Asin: 0321640438
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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The Third Edition of Microbiology with Diseases by Taxonomy is the most cutting-edge microbiology book available, offering unparalleled currency, accuracy, and assessment.  It begins with a  focus on emerging diseases and diseases you will encounter later in clinical settings. Study aids include end-of-chapter practice that encompasses both visual and conceptual understanding. 
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5-0 out of 5 stars textbook great
my book was delivered promptly and it is in great shape! it's my little buddy right now--i spend a lot of time reading it :) very reasonable price as well!! thanks

1-0 out of 5 stars sucky
delivery was SLOOOW and didn't even make it to my house!!! horrible. very upset. wouldn't even give it 1 star.

5-0 out of 5 stars School books
Book in good shape and I was glad I wasn't forced to pay the bookstore price.

5-0 out of 5 stars well worth my money
The product arrived on time and was in great condition. I will definately consider buying from this seller again!! Thank you

5-0 out of 5 stars Excelente compendio
Posee muy buenas figuras, altamente explicativo y la seccion de enfermedades por taxonomia es muy buena, especialmente a la hora de realizar clases en esta area. ... Read more

11. Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Eleventh Edition (LANGE Basic Science)
by Warren Levinson
Paperback: 640 Pages (2010-05-19)
list price: US$49.95 -- used & new: US$42.37
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Asin: 0071700285
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Ace the USMLE Step 1 and course exams with the most concise, easy-to-use, and frequently updated medical microbiology and immunology review

Now in Full Color!

To put your preparation for USMLE Step 1 and course exams on the fast track, only one resource will do: Review of Medical Microbiology and Immuniology. Completely updated throughout, the Eleventh Edition presents a high-yield review of the basic and clinical aspects of bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and immunology. Importantly, the book also emphasizes the real-world clinical application of microbiology and immunology to infectious diseases. One look, and you'll see why it's the defnitive microbiology course and exam quick review!

Everything you need to thoroughly and rapidly prepare for the exam!

  • More than 600 sample questions to test your knowledge
  • A complete USMLE-style exam with case-based questions
  • Review questions and case studies
  • Summaries of important microorganisms
  • Summary tables that emphasize the need-to-know aspects of infectious diseases
  • Basic science pearls that summarize fundamental concepts
  • Information-packed tables and figures
  • Pearls for the USMLE provide concise, valuable information for exams
  • 70 color images, including Gram stains, bacteriological lab tests, viral electron micrographs and inclusion bodies, fungal stains, as well as protozoan and worm micrographs
  • More than 100 clinical images on www.LangeTextbooks.com/Levinson

Here's why this is THE definitive microbiology course and exam quick review (Condensed Table of Contents):
Basic Bacteriology,Clinical Bacteriology,Basic Virology, Clinical Virology, Mycology, Immunology, Ectoparasites, Brief Summaries of Medically Important Organisms,Clinical Cases, Pearls for the USMLE, USMLE (National Board) Practice Questions,USMLE (National Board) Practice Examination

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12. Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Microbiology (Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews Series)
by Richard A. Harvey PhD, Pamela C. Champe, Bruce D. Fisher
Paperback: 432 Pages (2006-07-28)
list price: US$54.95 -- used & new: US$27.51
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Asin: 0781782155
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Now in full color, Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Microbiology, Second Edition enables rapid review and assimilation of large amounts of complex information about medical microbiology. The book has the hallmark features for which Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews volumes are so popular: an outline format, 450 full-color illustrations, end-of-chapter summaries, review questions, plus an entire section of clinical case studies with full-color illustrations.

This edition's medical/clinical focus has been sharpened to provide a high-yield review. Five additional case studies have been included, bringing the total to nineteen. Review questions have been reformatted to comply with USMLE Step 1 style, with clinical vignettes.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great transaction.
The book came in perfect condition wrapped in plastic and in a box with styrofoam fillers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Skimpy on highlighting essential topics. Generous on graphic illustration
After progressing in reading, the reader will get used to the generosity of the authors in their constant, yet might be odd, attempts to illustrate the subject matter, specially, the extended review summaries at the end of the book. The book strength lies in standardizing the review methods of classification of microorganism, of drug stacks used in treatment, and of microscopic and culture morphology.

Despite the reasonable flow of thoughts in the paragraphs of each subject, the book lacks highlighting of names of diseases, organisms, and methods that are left hidden in the maze of words. Thus, the student reader has to struggle with underlining and highlighting the dense text. For example, a long paragraph on selective, bacterial culture media contains five media names typed as plain text. That would require thorough re-reading, while reviewing, in order to memorize the five media. Thus, the authors abandoned the very premise of the book, which is "to review", and left the reader with the burden of searching while reviewing.

The book lacks of adequate footnotes or paragraph notes in visible locations. As such, the book paragraphs are plain, dense, and burdensome. Though there are plenty of boxed highlighted concepts, and even funny cartoons, it appears that the authors dismissed the busy and somber mood of busy lifestyle of students and rather tended to the relaxed style of casual readers.

Although most of the graphic illustrations are useful and neat, there is a sense of naivety in making trivial illustrations that serve no higher cause than the obvious. For example, on modes of virus transmission, a figure shows placental, birth canal, and postpartum images of contact between the agent and fetus/baby. Nothing is gained from such simplistic graphing of the plain and obvious course of action. In displaying the microscopic slides and culture photos, the book wasted more space on the entitling of the medical illustrations than on making the slides and cultures large enough to be legible.

The book ventures into an odd and redundant way of describing bacterial classification using colored pie chart. The frequently repeated colored pie serves very little purpose compared to the space it occupied. Neither the portions of the pie correspond to any numeric value of the bacterial classes they represent, nor do the colors of the pie wedges serve any purpose other than decorating the book page. The same odd style of representation applies to the use of one-column tables that use multiple rows to compare two different types of organisms.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good MCAT study guide
This book is a great review for microbiology on the MCAT.Clear explanations, with pictures and figures, as well as concise chapter summaries make this a helpful book for MCAT prep.I also used the Lippincott Biochem review and thought it was also very useful as a MCAT study aid.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great. I was really pleased.
It was exactly as described and very prompt. I really appreciated the service especially so close to the holidays.

5-0 out of 5 stars great Organizational review
Great review book, color codes are great, makes microbiology managable, use for course as well as board review. ... Read more

13. Study Guide for Microbiology: An Introduction
by Gerard J. Tortora, Berdell R. Funke, Christine L. Case
Paperback: 320 Pages (2009-02-20)
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Asin: 0321581954
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Students can master key concepts and earn a better grade with the help of the clear, concise writing and creative, thought-provoking exercises found in this Study Guide, written by Berdell Funke, one of the textbook authors. Revised to correspond with changes in the Tenth Edition, the Study Guide includes concise explanations of key concepts, definitions of important terms, art labeling exercises, critical thinking problems, and a variety of self-test questions with answers. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Micro Study Guide
I think that the seller had an accurate discription of the item and it was sent to me in a timely fashion.

2-0 out of 5 stars Didn't help me
For my class, and with my teacher, this study guide was useless. I did my studying from the guide but I should have been studying my slides instead. Failed my first test and cried. ... Read more

14. Microbiology Demystified
by Tom Betsy, James Keogh
Paperback: 288 Pages (2005-05-25)
list price: US$21.95 -- used & new: US$9.99
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Asin: 0071446508
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The high demand for nurses and other medical professionals has resulted in a dramatic enrollment increase in nursing schools and colleges who offer medical training.All these students are required to pass a course in microbiology, which tends to trip up many students. The proposed book will demystify the complex topic of microbiology in a way that students will gain the necessary skills required for several different branches of the medical profession. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars A huge disappointment
This book is nearly worthless. Large parts of it are just lists of organisms and there are frequent grammatical errors, typos, misspellings. It's clear it was written in a rush. The blurb on the back says "lavishly illustrated" which is a lie. All the illustrations, of which there are few, are not even B&W photos but line drawings, and not even very good ones at that. For example, The very first two, meant to illustrate two different organisms, are hard to tell apart. Save your money and buy something else.

3-0 out of 5 stars Okay, but not enough detail
I bought this book to help with a Microbiology class I need for nursing.Some of the more important things we are doing in lab (staining and cultures) have little detail or are not mentioned at all.For example, they mention MacConkey agar but not the others that we are being tested on.Chemical metabolism has some details, but not enough about ATP production.This book has helped clarify some things, but I have not been able to use it to the extent that I would have hoped.

5-0 out of 5 stars Getting Second Degree
I'm going back for a second degree after 21 years.This book is very easy to understand and will make my class a lot easier and enjoyable.Great seller, quick shipping.I would highly recommend.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not comprehensive enough for science major
Well written for non-science major but not college level especially for science major.Read it for a few days and selling it back.Microbiology the easy way is much better.

2-0 out of 5 stars Could be a great book....
This could be a great book.A lot of wrong answers in the chapter quiz area.This could lead to a lot of confusion in a subject that is confusing enough on its own (that is why we bought the book in the first place...right?). ... Read more

15. CliffsQuickReview Microbiology (Cliffs Quick Review)
by I. Edward Alcamo
Paperback: 264 Pages (1996-07-19)
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Asin: B0044KN2R0
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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A comprehensive review guide to help you refresh your study. This guide is particularly useful for midterms and final exams, condensing a semester's worth of information into one concise volume. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars lpn
I expected more from this book, but i will see if it can help me.
is there a way i can sell it back to you??

3-0 out of 5 stars The books title is very appropriate
I have not read through it yet, but I usually rush into things and did not consider what this book was before I purchased it, its a small sized book (I thought it was a regular sized book when I purchased it) and its 243 pages. The title is correct, its only a quick review, its probably not good for studying, only getting the basics, probably good for people who don't study and need to do a cramming session before the test, do not buy this book expecting practice questions or in depth analysis.

2-0 out of 5 stars Could be better
I'd imagine most microbiology courses for biology or science majors is going to require knowledge at a much higher level than what is on here. So maybe it would be good for a basic introductory course but for most it won't help and your time would be spent on better material.

5-0 out of 5 stars cliffs micro
I'm in a very fast paced micro class.Our class is only 5 weeks long and we get the same amount of info as a normal length term.This book is going to be a life saver!I'm so glad I got it.And spending the extra $1 to see it and print some pages out on line while waiting for it to come in was a huge help, too.

1-0 out of 5 stars Horrible Product
These are great flashcards unless you actually want to learn and pass your microbiology class.Not only is the content poor, several of the cards in my pack were improperly printed with half the text cut off.No wonder they come sealed in plastic at the bookstore, if I had had the chance to look at them before I bought them i would have known better.They do work well for leveling a wobbly table though. ... Read more

16. Microbiology: A Human Perspective
by Eugene Nester, Denise Anderson, Jr., C. Evans Roberts, Martha Nester
Hardcover: 928 Pages (2008-09-29)
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Asin: 0077250419
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Appropriate for the non-major/allied health student, this authoritative text carefully explains the fundamentals of microbiology, providing a general overview of the principles followed by more detailed explanations. With its clear and concise writing style, Microbiology: A Human Perspective offers modern coverage on such topics as genomics, biofilms, and quorum sensing. A body systems approach is used in the coverage of diseases. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars vague book
it doesn't have a lot of the stuff that we are learning in class and it does not explain anything well. a friend of mine has another micro book and it has much more information.

5-0 out of 5 stars Microbioloby text book review
Item came quickly, questions were answered immediately by seller.Book is in perfect condition, couldn't be happier!Thanks!

5-0 out of 5 stars good book
The book is not that hard to understand, it's written a way for people who are not major in medical field can understand. My professors are two authors of the book (student @ UW), the book & lecture together should be very easy to understand compare with other books that i have read. Plus, not everyone are going to microbiology field so there is no expectation that the book supposes to tell you everythng about microbiology. Plus, a good book is a book that everyone can understand.

5-0 out of 5 stars good
Not difficult to read, i was required to buy it, and it's a lot easier to find what your looking for than in most text books

5-0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed
I didn't realize some textbooks come in paperback.This was just like the hardback that costs about $280. The book was in great shape and even had the information to register on the website.And, with this textbook, you don't have to register online if your professor isn't using the book.But you can take advantage of the study materials for free. ... Read more

17. Microbiology Super Review
by The Staff of REA, Research, The Staff of Education Association
Paperback: 227 Pages (2000-07-01)
list price: US$9.95 -- used & new: US$6.45
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Asin: 0878911901
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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REA's Super Reviews help students brush up on tough subjects. They are more thorough than ordinary subject reviews but less complex than voluminous study guides. Numerous solved problems accompany the review and bring it to life. The Microbiology Super Review examines the history and scope of microbiology, equipment and techniques, diversity of microorganisms, microbial metabolism, transport of molecules, bacterial growth, control of microbial growth, microbial genetics, the role of microbes in disease, microbes in the environment, and microbes in industry. Exercises and quizzes enable students to check whether they have learned what they need to know, whether they understand the subject and have command of it. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Great source!
This book helps you as a great source if you are taking a Microbiology class.It helps you study and learnd the mos important topics.Hoever, you must read your textbook, too, and class lectures.The only bad thing is that you have to look for the topic you want to read because it will not be in the same order as your textbook.

5-0 out of 5 stars a Must have!
I would not have Aced the course without this book.Please get it and use it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great review for Microbiology!!
This review book is great! I used the same brand for anatomy and physiology and it helped me tremendously. This one is great too. And much more portable than my textbook! I can take it anywhere...

5-0 out of 5 stars Great reference for undergraduate microbiology
I took a microbiology class in undergraduate and found this book quite thorough and well-organized no nonsense approach.It got right to the point, without the added wording of many textbooks.I also used the Microbiology Study Guide: Key Review Questions and Answers by Patrick Leonardi which is on amazon.com.
I found the last book to be quite on the mark with the type of questions to know for the test.These two books really helped alleviate many surprise questions on my microbiology exams.My friend who took microbiology last year recommended these two books.He was right, these two books helped me get an A. ... Read more

18. Review of Medical Microbiology
by Patrick R. Murray, Ken Rosenthal
Paperback: 176 Pages (2005-06-29)
list price: US$40.95 -- used & new: US$21.85
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Asin: 0323033253
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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The perfect tool for course review and exam preparation! This brand-new resource is a companion to Dr. Murray’s best-selling Medical Microbiology, 5th Edition. It features more than 550 USMLE-style questions, with answers and rationales that examine bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology. Like its parent text, this review guide focuses on how microbes cause disease in humans and emphasizes facts vital to clinical practice. Readers will find the latest knowledge and advances in the field … page references to the 5th Edition … and full-color illustrations. * Makes an excellent study tool for the microbiology portion of the USMLE Step 1 exam. * Presents questions in the USMLE style to familiarize readers with the exam format. * Includes correct answers for every questions, plus rationales that explain why those answers are correct. * Features page references to the main text for each answer, making more information easy to find. * Integrates 70 color illustrations that demonstrate complex concepts and the appearance of disease. * Considers etiology, epidemiology, host defenses, identification, diagnosis, prevention, and control for a broad range of pathogens. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Great questions for microbiology but need topic-specific organization
The best way I've found to learn material is to do problems. Hence I purchased this book to complement the course lecture / notes offering at my school. The questions are very good, many are vignette-based which is similar to the way our exams are written. In terms of the material covered and the difficulty of the questions, I would give this a 4 or a 5.

However the book has only four chapters - Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology and Parasitology. My school teaches material based on modules - Cardiovascular, Pulmonoary, GI, etc. Hence, trying to find the appropriate questions to to in the book is a nightmare. For instance, if I want to review my pulmonary learning, I first go to the Bacteriology question, read the intro to EACH question, and determine if it's something I'm supposed to know about (ie is it an URTI, LRTI, pneumonia, typical/atypical tuberculosis, etc). I have to do this for each of the four sections (well, for Pulmonary at least Parasitology is not applicable). As you can imagine this can be a painstaking process, especially since I, like most medical students, am already pressed for time.

This would not be such a problem if there was a list somewhere - either in the book or on the web - listing questions based on topic. For instance, with Pulmonary - Bacteriology q4, 9, 20, 28, 34, 41, 49, 55, 121; Virology - 54, 76, 100; Mycology - 17, 21, 22, 25.

Alas, such a list does not exist, But, as far as I know, this is the best / only question book available, so it will have to suffice. Again, if material were organized better or if question numbers were listed somewhere based on topic, I would give this book a 4 if not 5. But because of the difficulty in finding appropriate questions, I'm giving it a 3-.


5-0 out of 5 stars Overall good transaction.
The book was received in a timely manner and my friend, whom I purchased it for, found it very helpful in her study and thought that the overall physical quality of the book was great as well. ... Read more

19. Rapid Review Microbiology and Immunology: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access
by Ken S. Rosenthal PhD, Michael J Tan MDFACP
Paperback: 240 Pages (2010-08-27)
list price: US$39.95 -- used & new: US$31.96
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Asin: 032306938X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Get the most from your study time, and experience a realistic USMLE simulation with Rapid Review Microbiology and Immunology, 3rd Edition, by Drs. Ken S. Rosenthal and Michael J. Tan. This new reference in the highly rated Rapid Review Series is formatted as a bulleted outline with photographs, tables and figures that address all the microbiology and immunology information you need to know for the USMLE. And with Student Consult functionality, you can become familiar with the look and feel of the actual exam by taking a timed or a practice test online that includes 400 USMLE-style questions.

  • Access all the information you need to know quickly and easily with a user-friendly, two-color outline format that includes High-Yield Margin Notes.

  • Take a timed or a practice test online with more than 400 USMLE-style questions and full rationales for why every possible answer is right or wrong.

  • Review the most current information with completely updated chapters, images, and questions, including a new chapter on Laboratory Tests for Diagnosis.

  • Profit from the guidance of series editor, Dr. Edward Goljan, a well-known author of medical study references, who is personally involved in content review.

  • Study and take notes more easily with the new, larger page size.

  • Practice with a new testing platform on USMLE Consult that gives you a realistic review experience and fully prepares you for the exam.

  • Review your understanding of how to interpret lab results in a new chapter on Laboratory Tests for Diagnosis.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Simply the best microbiology review book
This book is great. It covers everything you need to know for step 1, while leaving out all you dont' need to know. The questions are probably the best micro vignette questions out there, and helps reinforce what you learned from the book.
This book is much better than micro made ridiculously simple in terms of boards review. Its written in outline format so you can get through it much faster, and it includes an immunology section that has all you need to know for the immunology questions on the step.

The only thing I don't like is the Rapid Review format. At times the outline format should be written in complete sentences (like the high-yield series) to avoid confusing statments/facts. For me, this seemed especially true in theimmunology section, which can be confusing if you have a weak immuno background.

Other than that, this is a great review book. The only review book for micro in my opinion.

5-0 out of 5 stars Review of Microbiology and Immunology
Perfect for medical microbio class. I used Micro Made easy for class, and after reading this book to review for the boards I would definately recommend it over Micro made easy. The organization is better, it's a shorter text, has an outline format, has excellent tables that while are not as detailed as the micro made easy book are a lot easier to read, and it has everything you need to know for class, which micro made easy does not.

Immuno section is a bit brief but it has all the essentials. I would also recommend reading Immunobiology by Janeway and Medical Microbiology by Murray. Both texts are outstanding and really help you appreciate the subjects. ... Read more

20. Alcamo's Fundamentals of Microbiology, 8th Edition
by Jeffrey C. Pommerville
Hardcover: 952 Pages (2006-12-15)
list price: US$187.95 -- used & new: US$32.69
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Asin: 0763737623
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Alcamo s Fundamentals of Microbiology, Eighth Edition provides a firm foundation in microbiology with an emphasis on human disease. It is written for students in nursing and allied health programs and is appropriate for non-majors microbiology courses. The Eighth Edition of this classic text, revised by award winning educator Jeffrey Pommerville, retains the late Ed Alcamo s student friendly style. Microbiology is a rapidly advancing and dynamic discipline. Dr. Pommerville presents new content on recent discoveries, such as information on the avian flu and the 2006 Midwest mumps outbreak, in a manner that is directly applicable to students. Dr. Pommerville also integrates new teaching pedagogies, based on his years of teaching experience, to promote problem-based learning andfacilitate mastery of concepts. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars School books
I was very impressed with the service. I received my book in less than 4 days and although it was used, it was in excellent condition.

5-0 out of 5 stars Alcamo's Fundamentals of Microbiology, 8th Edition
This book was in excellant shape,I paid $32.00 for the book while my class mates paid $160.00.I had a great saving which I personnally enjoy..Also the delivery was prompt..I was suprised at the shape the book was in...I am very happy with this purchase.

3-0 out of 5 stars Book binding broke after only a week of use:(
Very happy with the transaction.After using the book for only a week however, the spine that binds the pages together has split apart and is failing to hold the paper together.There seems to be an obvious quality control issue from the manufacturer/binding company.

Had the book stayed in one solid piece like they all should, I would have been 100% completely satisfied.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great service ans product!
This seller is exellent. My book arrived very quickly and the book was in perfect condition...like new. I appreciated the price as well. Some of us cannot afford textbooks and these priced make them affordable. Will definitely buy from this seller again!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent textbook!
It is a rare textbook that conveys the author's passion for a subject but this one does it well.It is interesting and informative. ... Read more

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