Microbiology is not just a description of the visible break down of living and dead matter but also the microscopic elements in life that creates a dark looming danger to all humanity. Little do people know about the earths' break down and recycling, but more so the diseases that our so quiet yet dangerous microscopic neighbors face us with. Within micro seconds they can turn against us and kill us all. How naive we are to think that we are bigger and better than them, for they are so small yet powerful beyond compare, breaking down metals and gasses and most of all us, slowly they enter the human body and break down the very fiber we hold so dear. Isn't it just the same as turning a blind eye on violence, you know its there but until it affects you, you act as though it's something foreign and far fetched, but it's not, it's real and even though you wouldn't like to admit it, they're all over us in our throats, skin, stomach even on every hair of our bodies, crawling, growing and reproducing every minute of our entire lives. But not all hope is lost we can reign above them for we have been given the knowledge of cure and prevention, with this we can combat our enemy and savor only the ones that can help us and aid us in life and processes of life, such as medicines, wine ,cheese and bread making for example. 'Microbiology fifth edition' gives us a comprehensive description of microorganisms and their overwhelming ability to change and adapt at any situation, it also clearly outlines the darker secrets of the diseases most of us only hear about but never see. This book provides the reader with a powerful knowledge of microorganisms.