The field of environmental microbiology addresses one of the world’s most important areas of scientific research: the roles that microbes play in all planetary environments. The Manual of Environmental Microbiology, Fourth Edition , provides a comprehensive analysis of these critical environments. Thoroughly updated and revised, the manual is the definitive reference for information on microbes in air, water, and soil and their impact on human health and welfare.
Written in accessible, clear prose, the manual covers four areas: general methodologies, environmental public health microbiology, microbial ecology, and biodegradation and biotransformation. This wealth of information is divided into 18 sections each containing chapters written by expert authors.
"ASM Press has prepared a wonderful book essential to the science of environmental microbiologists, microbial ecologists, and environmental engineers. The new features in this edition justify this update."
-- J. Thomas Pierce, MBBS PhD (Navy Environmental Health Center) Doody's Review
The Manual of Environmental Microbiology is an essential reference for environmental microbiologists, microbial ecologists, and environmental engineers, as well as those interested in human diseases, water and wastewater treatment, and biotechnology.
The composition of the senior editorial board serves as a guide to potential readership. Dr. Yates is in a department of environmental sciences (UC-Riverside), while Dr. Nakatsu serves in a department of agronomy (Purdue), Dr. Miller works in a department of microbiology and molecular genetics (Oklahoma State), and Dr. Pillai is posted at the National Center for Electron Beam Research (Texas A&M). The contributor list numbers over 180, spanning four continents and many subdisciplines. I would expect the readership to derive from similar diverse affiliations. Water and wastewater specialists also will number among readers.