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Yearning Young Mind

Abyssus etutor at iinet.net.au
Tue Aug 17 07:37:20 EST 2004

Matt wrote:

> Friends,
> I have recently read "The Hot Zone" by Richard Preston, and several
> other books concerning deadly viruses including "Virus Ground Zero",
> "Ebola", and "Virus Hunter". I am currently reading "Man and
> Microbes". I also have a textbook called "Basic Microbiology" that I
> am reading (somewhat sporadically though).
> I was wondering if you had any other ideas for books that give a good
> glimpse into Microbiology. I know that you might think that I am just
> some kid who read "The Hot Zone" and thinks he likes Microbiology, or
> that I am only interested in deadly viruses. But I am truly interested
> in the field and want to learn about what really goes on.
> Any book ideas would be greatly helpful. I feel like my mind is a
> sponge when I'm reading these books!
> Thanks,
> Matt
> ---

5th Edition of "Microbiology" by Prescott Harley Klien is a good text.
Keep in mind that reading technical litrature is alot differant from 
other formats, it tends to alot "dryer" but you have the added excitment 
of gaining a wealth of knowledge.
Dont forget to read the summary and answer the questions in each 
chapter. Its a good way of seeing how much information you have retained.


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