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Biological Science with MasteringBiology

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9780321543271

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0321543270
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Pub. Date:
12/10/2007
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Benjamin Cummings
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Summary

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.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.Intended for those interested in studying the basics of biology.

Author Biography

Scott Freeman

Scott Freeman received his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Washington and was subsequently awarded an Albert Sloan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular Evolution at Princeton University. His research publications explore a range of topics, including the behavioral ecology of nest parasitism and the molecular systematics of the blackbird family. Scott teaches the majors' general biology course as a Lecturer at the University of Washington. He assisted in the groundbreaking and influential redesign of the course, which emphasizes an inquiry-based appraoch and the logic of experimental design. With Jon Herron, Scott is co-author of the standard-setting Evolutionary Analysis, which over 50,000 students have used to explore evolution with the same spirit of inquiry. He is currently conducting research on how active learning and peer teaching techniques affect student learning.

 

Kim Quillin

Illustrator, Kim Quillin, combines expertise in biology and information design to create lucid and scientifically accurate visual

representations of biological principles. She received her B.A. in Biology at Oberlin College and her Ph.D. in Integrative Biology

(as a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow) from the University of California, Berkeley, and has taught undergraduate biology at both schools.

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
Population Ecology
Community Ecology
Ecosystems
Biodiversity and Conservation
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