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MSU scientists’ book about Yellowstone microbes wins national communications award

October 14, 2014 -- MSU News Service

A guidebook and identification wheel about Yellowstone's microbes has won a national communications award. The book was written by scientists at MSU who are affiliated with the Thermal Biology Institute and the Montana Institute on Ecosystems.

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A wildlife guide to the microbes of Yellowstone National Park has earned a national gold award from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). The book was written by scientists at Montana State University who are affiliated with the Thermal Biology Institute and the Montana Institute on Ecosystems. MSU Extended University produced the book in partnership with the Yellowstone Association. 

The product, which includes an identification wheel and full-color guidebook, is called "Living Colors: Microbes of Yellowstone National Park." It is for sale in all 11 Yellowstone Association (YA) bookstores located within Yellowstone Park and the YA bookstore at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, as well as through YA’s online store.

More information about the book and Yellowstone microbes is available at Montana teachers who wish to borrow a set of books for classroom teaching are invited to contact Jamie Cornish with MSU Extended University at (406) 994-6005 or

Contact: Jamie Cornish, MSU Extended University, (406) 994-6005 or