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Fundamentals of Microbiology with Navigate 2 Advantage Access, Tenth Edition
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Author(s): Jeffrey C. Pommerville, PhD, Glendale Community College
  • ISBN-13: 9781284093179
  • Kit     pages      © 2014
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The Tenth Edition of Jeffrey Pommerville's best-selling, award-winning classic text Fundamentals of Microbiology provides nursing and allied health students with a firm foundation in microbiology. Updated to reflect the Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Microbiology as recommended by the American Society for Microbiology, the fully revised tenth edition includes all-new pedagogical features and the most current research data. This edition incorporates updates on infectious disease and the human microbiome, a revised discussion of the immune system, and an expanded Learning Design Concept feature that challenges students to develop critical-thinking skills.

Accesible enough for introductory students and comprehensive enough for more advanced learners, Fundamentals of Microbiology encourages students to synthesize information, think deeply, and develop a broad toolset for analysis and research. Real-life examples, actual published experiments, and engaging figures and tables ensure student success. The texts's design allows students to self-evaluate and build a solid platform of investigative skills. Enjoyable, lively, and challenging, Fundamentals of Microbiology is an essential text for students in the health sciences.

New to the fully revised and updated Tenth Edition:

  • New Investigating the Microbial World feature in each chapter encourages students to participate in the scientific investigation process and challenges them to apply the process of science and quantitative reasoning through related actual experiments.
  • All-new or updated discussions of the human microbiome, infectious diseases, the immune system, and evolution
  • Redesigned and updated figures and tables increase clarity and student understanding
  • Includes new and revised critical thinking exercises included in the end-of-chapter material
  • Incorporates updated and new MicroFocus and MicroInquiry boxes, and Textbook Cases
  • The Companion Website includes a wealth of study aids and learning tools, including new interactive animations

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  • Updated to reflect the Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Microbiology as recommended by the American Society of Microbiology
  • Expanded and updated pedagogical features throughout
  • Chapter Challenges and objectives emphasize key concepts and promote material absorption
  • Study Smart notes help ensure student success
  • Accompanied by a full suite of instructor resources, including PowerPoint Lecture Outlines, PowerPoint Image Bank, LMS-ready Test Bank, and a comprehensive Instructor's Manual containing learning objectives and key concepts, teaching points and tips, essay questions, and more

Applicable Courses

Fundamentals of Microbiology is written for introductory microbiology courses and is geared toward students in health and allied health science curricula such as nursing, dental hygiene, medical assistance, sanitary science, agriculture, environmental science, and health administration.

Jeffrey C. Pommerville, PhD-Glendale Community College

Jeffrey Pommerville is Professor of Biology and Microbiology at Glendale Community College (GCC) in Glendale, Arizona, where he teaches microbiology and introductory biology. He also has served as the Course Assessment Coordinator for the Biology Department at GCC. Before coming to GCC, he was on the biology faculty at Texas A&M University. Dr. Pommerville received his BS and PhD from the University of California-Santa Barbara. Since coming to GCC, Dr. Pommerville has served as principal investigator on several NSF grants, including Systemic Reform in Science (SyRIS) that developed a strategy to reform and integrate the introductory sciences. He is the author of more than 50 research and education research papers, and was the Perspectives Editor for the Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education, a peer-reviewed journal published by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Dr. Pommerville has received numerous professional honors, including: the 2008 Carski Foundation Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award from ASM, the Golden Microscope Award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Ohaus Award for Innovations in Science Teaching from the National Science Teachers Association, and was one of the first recipients of a Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award from his home institution. He is a member of AAAS, NSTA, NABT, and, of course ASM. Dr. Pommerville is a past co-chair for the ASM’s Conference for Undergraduate Educators as well as a past chair of Division W of ASM.

Dr. Pommerville also is author of Fundamentals of Microbiology: Body Systems Edition, Third Edition (2016), Alcamo’s Microbes and Society, Fourth edition (2016), as well as Encounters in Microbiology, Vol. 1 and 2 (2009), and Guide to Infectious Diseases by Body System, Second Edition (2012). All are published by Jones & Bartlett Learning.


  • “The key strengths are: the comprehensive review of both basic and medical microbiology; very well organized; very well written; great graphics; emphasized practical applications for both health and science majors. I find all of the chapters useful and cover them all (except Part 6) in my course. I find them all up-to-date, especially now that “Gene Transfer, Genetic Engineering, and Genomics” chapter has been added.”

    – Dr. Gregory Paquette, University of Rhode Island