Book reviews from the SGM Quarterly and Microbiology Today


SGM book reviews - Children's and popular books

V. Smith  Clean: A History of Personal Hygiene and Purity Oxford University Press (2007)

D.A. Hopwood  Streptomyces in Nature and Medicine: The Antibiotic Makers Oxford University Press (2007)

P. Laszlo  Communicating Science - A Practical Guide Springer-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG (2006)

C. Wickramasinghe (Edited by K. Wickramasinghe)  A Journey with Fred Hoyle: The Search for Cosmic Life World Scientific Publishing (UK) Ltd (2004)

A. Ullman, Ed.  Origins of Molecular Biology: A Tribute to Jacques Monod. Revised EditionAmerican Society for Microbiology (2003)

J.M. Bishop  How to Win the Nobel Prize: An Unexpected Life in ScienceHarvard University Press (2003)

J. Beckwith  Making Genes, Making Waves: A Social Activist in ScienceHarvard University Press (2002)

H. Gest  Microbes: An Invisible Universe American Society for Microbiology (2003)

E.W. Koneman  The Other End of the Microscope: The Bacteria Tell Their Own Story. A Fantasy American Society for Microbiology (2002)

M.S. Peppler  MicrobeCards American Society for Microbiology (2002)

U. Lagerkvist  Pioneers of Microbiology and the Nobel Prize World Scientific (2003)

N. Rothwell  Who Wants to be a Scientist? Choosing Science as a CareerCambridge University Press (2002)

Brenda Maddox  Rosalind Franklin. The Dark Lady of DNAHarper Collins (2002)

F. Balkwill, Series Editor; Illustrated by M. Rolph  Supercell. Making Sense of Science Children's Books SeriesPortland Press (2002)

H. Harris Things Come to Life: Spontaneous Generation Revisited Oxford University Press (2002)

P.L. Lutz The Rise of Experimental Biology. An Illustrated History Humana Press (2002)

I. Wilmut, K. Campbell & C. Tudge  The Second Creation: The Age of Biological Control by the Scientists who Cloned DollyHeadline (2000)

W. Maas  Gene Action: A Historical AccountOxford University Press (2001)

P. Moore   Super Bugs: Rogue Diseases of the Twenty-first CenturyCarlton Books Ltd (2001)

Various authors   Horrible Science SeriesScholastic Children's Books (1996-2001)

L.A. Garza-Valdes   The DNA of God? Hodder &Stoughton (2000)

J.D. Watson   A Passion for DNA: Genes, Genomes, and Society Oxford University Press (2000)

S. Ede, Ed.  Strange and Charmed: Science and the Contemporary Visual Arts Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK) (2000)

D.H. Crawford  The Invisible Enemy: a Natural History of Viruses Oxford University Press (2000)

M.B.A. Oldstone  Viruses, Plagues and History Oxford University Press (2000)

J.M.W. Slack  Egg and Ego. An Almost True Story of Life in the Biology Lab Springer (1999)

John Postgate  Microbes and Man, Fourth Edition Cambridge University Press (2000)

G. Kolata  Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It Macmillan (2000)

P.J. Gosling  Scientist's Guide to Poster Presentations Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers (1999)

M. F. Perutz  I Wish I'd Made You Angry Earlier. Essays on Science, Scientists and Humanity Oxford University Press (1999)

P.D. Riley  Biology Now! 11-14 (1) Pupil's Book (2) Teacher's Resource Book John Murray (Publishers) Ltd (1998)

E. Schaechter  In the Company of Mushrooms: A Biologist's Tale Harvard University Press (1998)

K.F. Kiple, Ed.  Plague, Pox and Pestilence. Disease in History Weidenfeld and Nicolson (1997)

G.A. Fine  Morel Tales: The Culture of Mushrooming Harvard University Press (1998)

Catherine Wilson (1995) The Invisible World. Early Modern Philosophy and the Invention of the Microscope.   Princeton University Press

J. G. Gall (1996) Views of the Cell  The American Society for Cell Biology

Y. Baskin (1997) The Work of Nature  Island Press

David Bellamy. Illust. Mic Rolph, Fran Balkwill, Ed. (1997) Poo You and the Potoroo's Loo  Portland Press Ltd

S. Rose & A. Lichtenfels. Illust. Mic Rolph, Fran Balkwill, Ed. (1997) Brainbox  Portland Press Ltd

Elio Schaechter (1997) In the Company of Mushrooms  Harvard University Press

B. Rensberger. Illust. N. Orme (1996) Life Itself  Oxford University Press

Richard Dawkins (1996) The Evolution of Life. PC/MAC CD-ROM  Notting Hill Electronic Publishers

E. J. Wood, C. A. Smith & W. R. Pickering (1996) Life Chemistry and Molecular Biology  Portland Press Ltd

F. Balkwill (1997) Planet Ocean  Portland Press Ltd

Fran Balkwill and Mic Rolph with Victor Darley-Usmar (1995) Microbes Bugs and Wonder Drugs: Potions to Penicillin, Aspirin to Addiction Portland Press

Last updated 28 January 2008