1st Prize, 'New Authored Books' category, Royal Society ofMedicine and Society of Authors Medical Book Awards 2008
"Overall, I am impressed by the up-to date informationcontent and structure provided in Bacteriology of Humans. It istruly an ecological perspective helpful for undergraduate/graduatemajors in microbiology and immunology." -AmericanSociety for Microbiology, June 2009
"Wilson provides the reader with an up-to-date, comprehensivecensus of the indigenous microorganisms that inhabit the human bodyand in so doing contributes significantly to this rapidly advancingarea of study. The narrative is clearly written; the index isexcellent; there are numerous bibliographic citations. Each chapteris rich with tables, diagrams, color micrographs, and charts. Highly recommended." -Choice Reviews
"This comprehensive, yet accessible text. is an excellentand informative reference book. it should be on the shelf ofevery major science and medical library. The content, organization,and presentation make this book a unique resource."-Doody's Book Reviews
Until recently, the indigenous microbiota of humans has been arelatively neglected area of microbiology with most attention beingfocused on those microbes that cause disease in humans, rather thanon those that co-exist with us in the disease-free state. However,in the past decade research has shown that not only is theindigenous microbiota involved in protecting humans from exogenouspathogens but it is also involved in our development and nutrition.Consequently, interest has grown substantially among healthprofessionals and scientists in analyzing and understanding thesemicrobial (largely bacterial) communities.
This comprehensive, yet accessible text provides an up-to-dateguide to the development, composition and distribution ofindigenous microbial communities of humans. With the aid ofabundant colour figures, diagrams, tables and maps, it establisheslinks between the physicochemical factors prevailing at ananatomical site and the types of microbes to be found there. Thebook includes an introduction to the human-microbe symbiosis aswell as an in-depth look at the main systems and organs of thehuman body that have an indigenous microbiota. Each chapterincludes a list of references for further study.
This is an excellent and informative reference book that isuseful to anyone with an interest in microbiology, medicalmicrobiology, microbial ecology, infectious diseases, immunology,human biology, medicine, dentistry, nursing, health sciences,biomedical sciences or pharmacy - it should be on the shelfof every major science and medical library.
* Provides a comprehensive, yet accessible, reference book on thehuman microbiota
* Lavishly illustrated with colour figures, diagrams, tables andmaps
* Each chapter provides a list of references to promote furtherstudy
* Each chapter contains links to key websites
* Offers an ecological approach that explains why certainorganisms are associated with a particular anatomical site