This brief version of the best-selling laboratory manual Microbiology: Laboratory Theory and Application, 2/e, is intended for majors or non-majors in introductory microbiology laboratory courses. This full-color manual is appropriate for courses populated primarily by allied health students and courses with a preference for an abbreviated number of experiments. This book has only the images that are important, and since they are of a nice quality you can see exactly what the text is referring to in them. The protocols are laid out in an extremely simple manner. If you read 1-3 pages before lab, you are well prepared to do the experiments.