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Biological Science,9780132249508

Biological Science

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3rd
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9780132249508

ISBN10:
0132249502
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
12/30/2009
Publisher(s):
Benjamin Cummings
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Summary

Key Message: This pioneering book combines research-focused storytelling with the Socratic method to get students to think like practicing scientists. Each page of the book is designed in the spirit of active learning, asking students to apply critical thinking skills as they learn key concepts. Accounts of real researchers designing and analyzing real experiments, carefully punctuated by thoughtful questions and exercises, train introductory students in the process of DOING biology. Key Topics:Biology and the Tree of Life, Water and Carbon: The Chemical Basis of Life, Protein Structure and Function, Nucleic Acids and the RNA World, An Introduction to Carbohydrates, Lipids, Membranes, and the First Cells, Inside the Cell, Cell-Cell Interactions, Cellular Respiration and Fermentation, Photosynthesis, The Cell Cycle, Meiosis,Mendel and the Gene, DNA and the Gene: Synthesis and Repair, How Genes Work, Transcription and Translation, Control of Gene Expression in Bacteria, Control of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes, Analyzing and Engineering Genes, Genomics, Principles of Development, An Introduction to Animal Development, An Introduction to Plant Development, Evolution by Natural Selection, Evolutionary Processes, Speciation, Phylogenies and the History of Life, 28 Bacteria and Archaea, Protists, Green Plants, Fungi, An Introduction to Animals, Protostome Animals, Deuterostome Animals, Viruses, Plant Form and Function, Water and Sugar Transport in Plants, Plant Nutrition, Plant Sensory Systems, Signals, and Responses,Plant Reproduction, Animal Form and Function, Water and Electrolyte Balance in Animals, Animal Nutrition, Gas Exchange and Circulation, Electrical Signals in Animals, Animal Sensory Systems and Movement, Chemical Signals in Animals, Animal Reproduction, The Immune System in Animals, An Introduction to Ecology, Behavior, Population Ecology, Community Ecology, Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Conservation Market:Intended for those interested in studying the basics of biology.

Table of Contents

Biology and the Tree of Life
The Molecules of Life
Water and Carbon: The Chemical Basis of Life
Protein Structure and Function
Nucleic Acids and the RNA World
An Introduction to Carbohydrates
Lipids, Membranes, and the First Cells
Cell Structure and Function
Inside the Cell
Cell-Cell Interactions
Cellular Respiration and Fermentation
Photosynthesis
The Cell Cycle
Gene Structure and Expression
Meiosis
Mendel and the Gene
DNA and the Gene: Synthesis and Repair
How Genes Work
Transcription and Translation
Control of Gene Expression in Bacteria
Control of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes
Analyzing and Engineering Genes
Genomics
Developmental Biology
Principles of Development
An Introduction to Animal Development
An Introduction to Plant Development
Evolutionary Processes and Patterns
Evolution by Natural Selection
Evolutionary Processes
Speciation
Phylogenies and the History of Life
The Diversification of Life
Bacteria and Archaea
Protists
Green Plants
Fungi
An Introduction to Animals
Protostome Animals
Deuterostome Animals
Viruses
How Plants Work
Plant Form and Function
Water and Sugar Transport in Plants
Plant Nutrition
Plant Sensory Systems, Signals, and Responses
Plant Reproduction
How Animals Work
Animal Form and Function
Water and Electrolyte Balance in Animals
Animal Nutrition
Gas Exchange and Circulation
Electrical Signals in Animals
Animal Sensory Systems and Movement
Chemical Signals in Animals
Animal Reproduction
The Immune System in Animals
Ecology
An Introduction to Ecology
Behavior
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