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Chapter 49 : A Personal Note: The Encyclopedia and I

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For the last couple of years, during hours not spent blogging, I served as the editor-in-chief of the third edition of the . If this sounds like a large undertaking, it is. The work consists of nearly 300 entries compiled into six volumes that weigh close to 50 lbs! Fortunately for those with weak backs, this edition will also be available electronically. My contribution to this project was reduced to human dimensions because practically all the work was done by an editorial board consisting of some terrific microbiologists. They chose the authors and edited the manuscripts. To see for yourself how distinguished these people are, go to bit.ly/1XxWlGy. Did I critically read each entry from start to finish? Not on your life! (However, my curiosity was sufficiently piqued that I scanned—or more—each entry). Most of what I did was to cheer editors and authors along. I wasn’t always good at this, but finally this Gargantuan creature emerged from its womb, hale and well.

Citation: Schaechter E. 2016. A Personal Note: The Encyclopedia and I, p 195-197. In Schaechter M, In the Company of Microbes: 10 Years of Small Things Considered. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555819606.ch49
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Citation: Schaechter E. 2016. A Personal Note: The Encyclopedia and I, p 195-197. In Schaechter M, In the Company of Microbes: 10 Years of Small Things Considered. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555819606.ch49
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