This brief, paperbound edition contains chapters 1-20 of the best-selling Eighth Edition of Microbiology: An Introduction by Tortora, Funke, and Case, and offers a complete supplements package for students and professors. Chapters 21-28 of the regular edition cover diseases and environmental and industrial microbiology applications. Every student package automatically includes a CD-ROM containing the Microbiology Place website, along with an access code for the Microbiology Place website. Students and instructors continue to make Microbiology: An Introduction the No. 1 selling non-majors microbiology text, praising its careful balance of microbiology concepts and applications, proven art that teaches, and its straightforward presentation of complex topics. For the Eighth Edition, this successful formula has been refined with updated research, applications, and links to an enhanced Microbiology Place Website/CD-ROM. Supported by a powerful new Art and Photo CD-ROM for instructors, this new edition provides the most current coverage, technology, and applications for microbiology students.Tortora, Gerard J. is the author of 'Microbiology An Introduction Brief', published 2004 under ISBN 9780805377521 and ISBN 0805377522.