This brief version of the best-selling laboratory manual Microbiology: Laboratory Theory and Application, 2/e, is intended for majors or non-majors in introductory microbiology laboratory courses. This full-color manual is appropriate for courses populated primarily by allied health students and courses with a preference for an abbreviated number of experiments. This book has only the images that are important, and since they are of a nice quality you can see exactly what the text is referring to in them. The protocols are laid out in an extremely simple manner. If you read 1-3 pages before lab, you are well prepared to do the experiments.
The author team of Prescott's Microbiology continues the tradition of past editions by providing a balanced, comprehensive introduction to all major areas of microbiology. This balance makes Microbiology appropriate for microbiology majors and mixed majors courses. The authors have introduced a number of pedagogical elements designed to facilitate student learning. They also remain focused on readability, artwork, and the integration of several key themes (including evolution, ecology and diversity) throughout the text, making an already superior text even better.