A Field Guide to Bacteria

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.

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Author: Betsey Dexter Dyer

Publisher: Comstock Publishing Associates

ISBN: 0801488540

Category: Nature

Page: 355

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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.

A Field Guide to Bacteria

In a guide for naturalists, students, teachers and tourists alike, Betsey Dexter Dyer lets the reader know that it is possible to observe bacteria with all the senses.

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Author: Betsey Dexter Dyer

Publisher:

ISBN: 0801439027

Category: Nature

Page: 355

View: 880

Bacteria are an integral aspect of every habitat in which they occur and affect the lives of humans, other animals, and plants in many ways. Too often, we equate bacterium with pathogen and think of bacteria as things to avoid. In a guide for naturalists, students, teachers and tourists alike, Betsey Dexter Dyer lets the reader know that it is possible to observe bacteria with all the senses. Many groups of bacteria can be easily identified in the field (or in the refrigerator) without a microscope.

A Field Guide to Germs

Discusses nearly one-hundred notorious pathogens, describing their physical characteristics, the afflictions they cause, and their impact on folklore, philosophy, and history. From cholera to chl

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Author: Wayne Biddle

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 9781400030514

Category: Medical

Page: 209

View: 188

Discusses nearly one-hundred notorious pathogens, describing their physical characteristics, the afflictions they cause, and their impact on folklore, philosophy, and history.

A Field Guide to Germs

In A Field Guide to Germs, Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Wayne Biddle brings readers face to face with nearly one hundred of the best-known (in terms of prevalence, power, historical importance, or even literary interest) of the ...

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Author: Wayne Biddle

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780345804631

Category: Science

Page: 240

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From the ravages of the Ebola virus in Zaire to outbreaks of pneumonic plague in India and drug-resistant TB in New York City, contagious diseases are fighting back against once-unconquerable modern medicine. Public concern about infectious disease is on the rise as newspapers trumpet the arrivals of new germs and the reemergence of old ones. In A Field Guide to Germs, Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Wayne Biddle brings readers face to face with nearly one hundred of the best-known (in terms of prevalence, power, historical importance, or even literary interest) of the myriad pathogens that live in and around the human population. Along with physical descriptions of the organisms and the afflictions they cause, the author provides folklore, philosophy, history, and such illustrations as nineteenth century drawings of plague-induced panic, microscopic photographs of HIV and Ebola, and wartime posters warning servicemen against syphilis and gonorrhea. From cholera to chlamydia, TB to HIV, bubonic plague to Lyme disease, rabies to Congo-Crimean encephalitis, anthrax to Zika fever, and back to good old rhinitis (the common cold), A Field Guide to Germs is both a handy reference work to better understand today's headlines and a fascinating look at the astonishing impact of micro-organisms on social and political history.

A Field Guide to Clean Drinking Water

Phages are viruses that attack, infect, and destroybacteria. In fact, they are so efficient at this that they are able to significantly reduce aspecific ...

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Author: Joe Vogel

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 9781615195688

Category: Reference

Page: 272

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How to find and prepare safe drinking water—anywhere, any time! Clean drinking water may be the last thing we think about day to day—but it’s the first thing we need in an emergency. Now, survival expert and biologist Joe Vogel explains how to find, treat, and store safe drinking water—even in the most extreme conditions. A Field Guide to Clean Drinking Water includes information about: The role of water in the body and how to calculate your water requirement Plants, geographical features, and more indicators that signal the presence of water How to collect dew and precipitation, and extract water from plants How to screen “raw water” for bacteria, pesticides, and other contaminants Every purifying method from boiling techniques to chemical disinfection And storage options that meet every need. Small enough to take anywhere—and broad enough to cover everything—this is a vital manual for backpackers, survivalists, and anyone who may need to know how to create their own drinking water.

A Field Guide to Cheese

The presence of one type of bacteria may be a guarantee of quality in one cheese but represent a defect in another cheese. This depends on the family of ...

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Author: Tristan Sicard

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 9781579659752

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

View: 282

“We officially declare this the book of cheese. . . . The stunningly realistic illustrations are reason alone to buy the guide.” —Saveur, Our Favorite Cookbooks to Gift This Year “A cheese lover’s dream, educating aficionados through gorgeous pictures and fun, colorful graphics.” —BookPage Everything you need to know about the world’s great cheeses, including how they’re made, their universe of flavors, origins, and terroir. Organized by type, the book features more than 400 cheeses worth knowing—from fresh cheese and pressed cheese to blue cheese, soft cheese, and spreadable cheese. Each includes an an identifying illustration, nuts and bolts like the type of milk and fat content, and a brief, memorable description. Readers will find unexpected cheeses that are best for melting (Hushållsost), best for serving solo (Bovški Sir), and even the stinkiest (pick up some Allgäuer Weisslacker and see what company thinks). Includes dozens of maps; an aroma wheel to help refine your palate; a guide to composing cheese boards; tips for pairing with wine, beer, whiskey, cider; and so much more.

Field Guide for the Determination of Biological Contaminants in Environmental Samples

Water-based metal-working fluids: Exposure to Gram-negative bacteria, including Legionellae, and endotoxin is possible in industrial facilities where these ...

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Author: H. K. Dillon

Publisher: AIHA

ISBN: 9781931504621

Category: Reference

Page: 284

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This second edition of AIHA's Field Guide incorporates the most recent findings and research that reflect prevailing occupational health and safety and industrial hygiene practices. Its nine chapters provide the most current solutions to problems facing professionals working with biological contaminants. This guide serves as an academic and professional reference.

A Field Guide to Eastern Forests North America

Bacteria of the genus Rhizobi1nn are housed within the nodules and actually do the nitrogen capturing. The nitrogen fixed by bacterial labor is used by the ...

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Author: John C. Kricher

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395928958

Category: Nature

Page: 488

View: 453

Identifies birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, trees, and flowers

Using the Biological Literature

An interesting overview of the field suitable for both students and researchers. Dyer, Betsey Dexter. A Field Guide to Bacteria.

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Author: Diane Schmidt

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466558588

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 412

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The biological sciences cover a broad array of literature types, from younger fields like molecular biology with its reliance on recent journal articles, genomic databases, and protocol manuals to classic fields such as taxonomy with its scattered literature found in monographs and journals from the past three centuries. Using the Biological Literature: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition is an annotated guide to selected resources in the biological sciences, presenting a wide-ranging list of important sources. This completely revised edition contains numerous new resources and descriptions of all entries including textbooks. The guide emphasizes current materials in the English language and includes retrospective references for historical perspective and to provide access to the taxonomic literature. It covers both print and electronic resources including monographs, journals, databases, indexes and abstracting tools, websites, and associations—providing users with listings of authoritative informational resources of both classical and recently published works. With chapters devoted to each of the main fields in the basic biological sciences, this book offers a guide to the best and most up-to-date resources in biology. It is appropriate for anyone interested in searching the biological literature, from undergraduate students to faculty, researchers, and librarians. The guide includes a supplementary website dedicated to keeping URLs of electronic and web-based resources up to date, a popular feature continued from the third edition.

The Field Guide to Hacking

CULTIVATE + PROPAGATE LACTIC ACID BACTERIA maining solids as a probiotic salad or steamed veggie. (A) Concepts There are many different ways of cultivating ...

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Author: Michelle Poon

Publisher: Dim Sum Labs Press

ISBN: 9789887939702

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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In The Field Guide to Hacking, the practises and protocols of hacking is defined by notions of peer production, self-organised communities, and the intellectual exercise of exploring anything beyond its intended purpose. Demonstrated by way of Dim Sum Labs hackerspace and its surrounding community, this collection of snapshots is the work generated from an organic nebula, culled from an overarching theme of exploration, curiosity, and output. This book reveals a range of techniques of both physical and digital, documented as project case studies. It also features contributions by researchers, artists, and scientists from prominent institutions to offer their perspectives on what it means to hack. Althogether, a manual to overcome the limitations of traditional methods of production.

A Field Guide to the Soul

bacterial life , which flourished for a billion and a half years or so before the next
great leap happened . During their long reign , bacteria diversified widely . They
spent much of their time exchanging genetic material and eating each other .

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Author: James Thornton

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 060960368X

Category: Religion

Page: 270

View: 546

Collects a series of contemplative exercises to clear the mind and body while opening the spirit to the wisdom of the natural world

A Field Guide to Buying Organic

An Aisle-by-Aisle Guide to Every Organic Product Luddene Perry, Dan Schultz ... for instance—-into bacteria (usually a harmless form of E. colt), ...

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Author: Luddene Perry

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307484765

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

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The definitive guide to healthful, affordable food shopping in the Organic Age—from a pioneer in the organic movement What does it really mean when a food is labeled organic? While many of us believe there are good reasons to buy organic, what exactly are they? The authors of this indispensable handbook sift fact from fiction to help you make informed decisions that are right for you. Here is everything you need to know, including when paying more for organic is worth it—and when it’s not. A Field Guide to Buying Organic provides you with: ·Self-tests to determine your current organic-shopping habits—and the type of organic shopper you want to become ·A primer on organic food standards, labels, and seals ·Health and quality comparisons of organically grown versus conventionally grown produce ·An aisle-by-aisle supermarket guide to information about the most popular organic produce, dairy, meat and poultry, baked goods, nuts, seeds, grains, convenience foods, and drinks ·The truth about pesticides, hormones, genetically modified foods (GMOs), toxins, and bacteria …Plus illustrations featuring product logos and contact information, and a fascinating overview of the evolution of organics

Field Guide for Investigating Internal Corrosion of Pipelines

Surface related samples give a far better representation of the sessile ( attached )
bacterial populations , which is often ... Other microbiological tests are also
available for field enumeration of bacteria that are more specific in nature ( e.g. ...

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Author: Richard Eckert

Publisher: National Assn of Corrosion

ISBN: PSU:000060335531

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

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Field Guide to Appropriate Technology

The methane-forming bacteria use the carbon for fuel and the nitrogen for building their cell structures, so the carbon to nitrogen ratio (C/N) is important ...

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Author: Barrett Hazeltine

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080469805

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 874

View: 505

Field Guide to Appropriate Technology is an all-in-one "hands-on guide" for nontechnical and technical people working in less developed communities. It has been developed and designed with a prestigious team of authors, each of whom has worked extensively in developing societies throughout the world. This field guide includes: Step-by-step instructions and illustrations showing how to build and maintain a vast array of appropriate technology systems and devices Unique coverage on healthcare, basic business and project management, principles of design, promotion, scheduling, training, microlending, and more Teachers, doctors, construction workers, forest and agricultural specialists, scientists and healthcare workers, and religious and government representatives will find this book a first source for advice Step-by-step instructions and illustrations showing how to build and maintain a vast array of appropriate technology systems and devices Unique coverage on healthcare, basic business and project management, principles of design, promotion, scheduling, training, microlending, and more Teachers, doctors, construction workers, forest and agricultural specialists, scientists and healthcare workers, and religious and government representatives will find this book a first source for advice

A Field Guide to Plants of Costa Rica

Fungi and bacteria complete the decay processes that return nitrogen, phosphorus, and trace minerals to the soil to be taken up by roots and once again ...

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Author: Margaret Gargiullo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195188257

Category: Nature

Page: 494

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At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts one of the widest varieties of plants in the world, with habitats ranging from tidal mangrove swamps, and lowland rainforests, to dry tropical evergreen and deciduous forests. Field Guide to Plants of Costa Rica is a must-have reference guide for beginner and expert naturalists alike. It provides a thorough survey of more than 850 plant species, each entry accompanied by color photos and a concise yet detailed narrative description. Plants are conveniently grouped by the different types of vegetation: palms, tall trees, shrubs, woody vines, herbaceous vines, herbs, grasses and ferns. Along with 1400 color photographs, the guide also includes an illustrated glossary of plant parts, five maps of Costa Rica, and laminated covers for durability in the field. With so much readily accessible information, this book is essential for exploring Costa Rica's common and conspicuous flora from the plants growing along the roadside to the best natural parks.

A Field Guide to Coral Reefs

Normally a whole flora of bacteria lives on the mucus in a balanced relationship with the coral. But when mucus is produced in huge quantities, ...

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Author: Eugene Herbert Kaplan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618002111

Category: Nature

Page: 289

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With more than 500 species described and more than 400 illustrations, this guide provides quick and easy visual identification of fishes, mollusks, sponges, shrimps, lobsters, crabs, and much more of the fauna found on the coral reefs of the Caribbean and Florida.

Kingdoms and Domains

Dyer, B., A field guide to bacteria. Cornell University Press; New York; 2003. Ferry, J. G., Methanogenesis: Ecology, physiology, biochemistry and genetics.

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Author: Lynn Margulis

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080920144

Category: Science

Page: 732

View: 192

Now published by Academic Press and revised from the author's previous Five Kingdoms 3rd edition, this extraordinary, all inclusive catalogue of the world’s living organisms describes the diversity of the major groups, or phyla, of nature’s most inclusive taxa. Developed after consultation with specialists, this modern classification scheme is consistent both with the fossil record and with recent molecular, morphological and metabolic data. Generously illustrated, now in full color, Kingdoms and Domains is remarkably easy to read. It accesses the full range of life forms that still inhabit our planet and logically and explicitly classifies them according to their evolutionary relationships. Definitive characteristics of each phylum are professionally described in ways that, unlike most scientific literature, profoundly respect the needs of educators, students and nature lovers. This work is meant to be of interest to all evolutionists as well as to conservationists, ecologists, genomicists, geographers, microbiologists, museum curators, oceanographers, paleontologists and especially nature lovers whether artists, gardeners or environmental activists. Kingdoms and Domains is a unique and indispensable reference for anyone intrigued by a planetary phenomenon: the spectacular diversity of life, both microscopic and macroscopic, as we know it only on Earth today. • New Foreword by Edward O. Wilson • The latest concepts of molecular systematics, symbiogenesis, and the evolutionary importance of microbes • Newly expanded chapter openings that define each kingdom and place its members in context in geological time and ecological space • Definitions of terms in the glossary and throughout the book • Ecostrips, illustrations that place organisms in their most likely environments such as deep sea vents, tropical forests, deserts or hot sulfur springs • A new table that compares features of the most inclusive taxa • Application of a logical, authoritative, inclusive and coherent overall classification scheme based on evolutionary principles

The Physical Basis of Bacterial Quorum Communication

Trends Microbiol 16:496–506 Kearns DB (2010) A field guide to bacterial swarming motility. Nat Rev Microbiol 8(9): 634–644 Copeland MF, Weibel DB (2009) ...

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Author: Stephen J. Hagen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781493914029

Category: Science

Page: 252

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Quorum sensing (QS) describes a chemical communication behavior that is nearly universal among bacteria. Individual cells release a diffusible small molecule (an autoinducer) into their environment. A high concentration of this autoinducer serves as a signal of high population density, triggering new patterns of gene expression throughout the population. However QS is often much more complex than this simple census-taking behavior. Many QS bacteria produce and detect multiple autoinducers, which generate quorum signal cross talk with each other and with other bacterial species. QS gene regulatory networks respond to a range of physiological and environmental inputs in addition to autoinducer signals. While a host of individual QS systems have been characterized in great molecular and chemical detail, quorum communication raises many fundamental quantitative problems which are increasingly attracting the attention of physical scientists and mathematicians. Key questions include: What kinds of information can a bacterium gather about its environment through QS? What physical principles ultimately constrain the efficacy of diffusion-based communication? How do QS regulatory networks maximize information throughput while minimizing undesirable noise and cross talk? How does QS function in complex, spatially structured environments such as biofilms? Previous books and reviews have focused on the microbiology and biochemistry of QS. With contributions by leading scientists and mathematicians working in the field of physical biology, this volume examines the interplay of diffusion and signaling, collective and coupled dynamics of gene regulation, and spatiotemporal QS phenomena. Chapters will describe experimental studies of QS in natural and engineered or microfabricated bacterial environments, as well as modeling of QS on length scales spanning from the molecular to macroscopic. The book aims to educate physical scientists and quantitative-oriented biologists on the application of physics-based experiment and analysis, together with appropriate modeling, in the understanding and interpretation of the pervasive phenomenon of microbial quorum communication.

Glencoe iScience From Bacteria to Plants Student Edition

Creating a Fungus Field Guide Magnification : 18 % W h ether they are hiking
deep into a rain forest in search of rare tropical birds , diving to coral reefs to
study marine worms , or peering into microscopes to identify strains of bacteria ...

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Author: McGraw Hill

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 0078255600

Category: Science

Page: 208

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With the 15 Life, Earth, and Physical Science titles in the Glencoe series, you can select the specific topics you want to cover and customize your science curriculum any way you want. Integrate topics from other content area to meet any curriculum requirements As students complete each book, they see the progress they're making and feel a sense of accomplishment Only from Glencoe! Foldables are unique, hands-on tools that help students create an interactive strategy for organizing what they read. As they work through each chapter, your students add more detail to their Foldables until they've created a comprehensive "snapshot" of important chapter concepts.