This book is the best intro microbiology textbook I've seen. The author writes in a very straigtforward, no nonsense, yet detailed fashion and explains concepts with a perfect blend of precision and simpicity that other books lack. The book has nice photos and illustrations to support the great writing.
It's a great textbook - there are a lot of great photos throughout and I really used the appendix in the back quite often.
If looking at renting a digital version, I highly recommend it. It was wonderful to search the book by a keyword when needed, and I also like that it's much lighter to carry your device than the book itself. Very interesting book that's well organized. I'm glad that it was a required book and I feel as though I learned a lot from it. While it's obviously not written for pleasure, and at times can be a bit rough to keep focus, it does enhance it's chapters with a lot of pertinent and current photos.
This book is great for reviewing little key facts and remember certain things done in the lab. I use it from time to time to refresh my memory on simple Microbiology topics or to lay the foundation to more difficult microbiology. (Posted on 4/5/2017)