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Alcamo's Microbes and Society, Fourth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access 


Teaching & Learning Microbiology Just Got Easier With Navigate 2 Advantage Access!

Perennial best-seller Alcamo’s Microbes and Society is the ideal text for non-majors taking an introductory microbiology course. It explores the function of microbes in ecological and environmental systems, as well as key current issues such as antibiotic resistance, the importance of vaccines, and emerging microbial diseases. The updated Fourth Edition includes new information on viruses and microbial groups, new data on microbes in agriculture and the environment, current applications of genetic engineering and biotechnology, and fully updated coverage of microbes and the human microbiome.

Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Alcamo's Microbes and Society, Fourth Edition and offers the following:
  • Learn: A complete eBook with interactive tools and Knowledge Checks
  • Practice: A virtual Study Center with robust practice activities and flashcards
  • Assess: A homework and testing Assessment Center with pre-populated quizzes and examinations*
  • Analyze: A Dashboard that reports actionable data*
  • Is fully hosted and technically supported by Jones & Bartlett Learning, so there is little to no start-up time required
*Available to adopting instructors with a Course ID

 Instructor Benefits

Easy to Use
Whether you teach an online, on-ground, or a hybrid course, Navigate 2 resources are easy to use and customize with little to no start-up time required.
Save Time
Navigate 2 offers pre-populated course materials and assessments that save you time so you can concentrate on teaching. You can even add your own materials.
Automatic Grading of Pre-Loaded Assessments
Navigate 2 captures all graded assessments, such as end of chapter quizzes, midterms, and final examinations, in a robust grade book for valuable insights into student progress.

 Student Benefits

Interactive eBook can be accessed online or offline and features helpful study tools, including Web Links, Knowledge Checks, a searchable glossary, and the ability to write and share notes.
Study Center
Practice Activities for each chapter help students test their knowledge on chapter material and gauge where they need to review.
Flashcards for every chapter help students review key terms and prepare for upcoming exams.

 Downloads & Resources

Description File Format
Preface and Table of Contents (PDF, 3.2 MB)
Sample Chapter (PDF, 2.1 MB)
Navigate 2 Informational Flyer (PDF, 3.2 MB)

 Course Demo

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 How to Order


Textbook & Online Access

Alcamo's Microbes and Society, Fourth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

ISBN: 978-1-284-02347-3
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Standalone Online Access

Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Alcamo's Microbes and Society, Fourth Edition

ISBN: 978-1-284-05726-3
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For students that purchase a used textbook or rental, and need access to the online courseware, they can purchase a single-use standalone access code.

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