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Module Reading List

The Microbial World, 2021/22, Semester 2
Dr John Barr
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

There are a variety of microbiology text books on the market currently, with the majority providing an excellent introduction to the topic. However, the core book we recommend for this module is Brock Biology of Microorganisms, 15th Edition by Daniel Buckley, Michael Madigan, Matthew Sattley, Kelly Bender, and David Stahl (Pearson, Paperback, March 2018, ISBN 9781292235103). This is an authoritative text for introductory microbiology that will be referred to as a source of additional reading throughout most lectures. It will also benefit those students wishing to pursue other microbiology modules during the rest of their degree  

As general support for this module (and your degree in general), we also recommend Studying Science: a Guide to Undergraduate Success 2nd Edition by Pauline Millican and John Heritage (Scion Publishing, Paperback, May 2014, ISBN 9781907904509). You may find that it covers general material with which you are already somewhat familiar, although its examples are rooted in the Biological Sciences. It provides useful tips on acquiring or extending skills in self-directed learning and organisation of work load and time that are required to succeed at University.

Copies of these books (including online versions) are available for consultation and loan from the University library. Blackwell's bookshop hold stocks of Microbiology textbooks and it is well worth browsing before you buy.

This list was last updated on 19/08/2020