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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
The bestselling reference on environmental microbiology—now in a new edition
This is the long-awaited and much-anticipated revision of the bestselling text
and reference. Based on the latest information and investigative techniques
from molecular biology and genetics, this Second Edition offers an in-depth
examination of the role of microbiological processes related to environmental
deterioration with an emphasis on the detection and control of environmental
contaminants. Its goal is to further our understanding of the complex microbial
processes underlying environmental degradation, its detection and control, and
ultimately, its prevention.
Features new to this edition include: A completely new organization with
topics such as pathogens in developing countries, effects of genetically
modified crops on microbial communities, and transformations of toxic metals
Comprehensive coverage of key topics such as bacteria in the greenhouse and
low-energy waste treatment New coverage relating core book content to local,
regional, and global environmental problems
Environmental Microbiology , Second Edition is essential reading for
environmental microbiologists and engineers, general environmental scientists,
chemists, and chemical engineers who are interested in key current subjects in
environmental microbiology. It is also appropriate as a textbook for courses in
environmental science, chemistry, engineering, and microbial ecology at the
advanced undergraduate and graduate levels.