9780321613479

Biological Science Volume 1

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321613479

  • ISBN10:

    0321613473

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/3/2010
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
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Summary

Supports and motivates you as you learn to think like a biologist. Building upon Scott Freeman's unique narrative style that incorporates the Socratic approach and draws you into thinking like a biologist, the Fourth Editionhas been carefully refined to motivate and support a broader range of learners as they are introduced to new concepts and encouraged to develop and practice new skills. Each page of the book is designed in the spirit of active learning and instructional reinforcement, equipping novice learners with tools that help them advance in the course-from recognizing essential information in highlighted sections to demonstrating and applying their understanding of concepts in practice exercises that gradually build in difficulty.

Author Biography

Scott Freeman

Scott Freeman received his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Washington and was subsequently awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular Evolution at Princeton University. His current research focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning and he recently published two papers on his work: (1) how active learning and peer teaching techniques increase student learning and improve performance in introductory biology (Freeman, S., E. O’Connor, J.W. Parks, M. Cunningham, D. Hurley, D. Haak, C. Dirks, and M.P. Wenderoth. 2007. Prescribed active learning increases performance in introductory biology. CBE–Life Sciences Education 6: 132-139.); and (2) how the levels of exam questions vary among introductory biology courses, standardized post-graduate entrance exams, and professional school courses (Zheng, A.Y., J.K. Lawhorn, T. Lumley, and S. Freeman. 2007. Applications of Bloom’s Taxonomy Debunks the “MCAT Myth.” Science  25 January 2008: 414-415).

 

Kim Quillin

Illustrator, Kim Quillin, combines expertise in biology and information design to create lucid visual representations of biological principles. She received her B.A. in Biology at Oberlin College and her Ph.D. in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley (as a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow), and has taught undergraduate biology at both schools. Students and instructors alike have praised Kim’s illustration programs for Biological Science, as well as Biology: A Guide to the Natural World, by David Krogh, and Biology: Science for Life, by Colleen Belk and Virginia Borden, for their success at the visual communication of biology. Kim is a lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences at Salisbury University.

Table of Contents

1. Biology and the Tree of Life 

2. Water and Carbon: The Chemical Basis of Life

3. Protein Structure and Function 

4. Nucleic Acids and the RNA World 

5. An Introduction to Carbohydrates 

6. Lipids, Membranes, and the First Cells 

7. Inside the Cell 

8. Cell-Cell Interactions 

9. Cellular Respiration and Fermentation 

10. Photosynthesis 

11. The Cell Cycle 

12. Meiosis 

13. Mendel and the Gene 

14. DNA and the Gene: Synthesis and Repair

15. How Genes Work 

16. Transcription, RNA Processing, and Translation 

17. Control of Gene Expression in Bacteria 

18. Control of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes 

19. Analyzing and Engineering Genes

20. Genomics 

21. Principles of Development 

22. An Introduction to Animal Development 

23. An Introduction to Plant Development

 

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