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Biological Science Volume 3

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Edition:
4th
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9780321576767

ISBN10:
0321576764
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Pub. Date:
2/3/2010
Publisher(s):
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 

36. Plant Form and Function 

37. Water and Sugar Transport in Plants 

38. Plant Nutrition 

39. Plant Sensory Systems, Signals, and Responses

40. Plant Reproduction 

41. Animal Form and Function 

42. Water and Electrolyte Balance in Animals 

43. Animal Nutrition 

44. Gas Exchange and Circulation

45. Electrical Signals in Animals 

46. Animal Sensory Systems and Movement 

47. Chemical Signals in Animals 

48. Animal Reproduction 

49. The Immune System in Animals 

50. An Introduction to Ecology 

51. Behavioral Ecology 

52. Population Ecology 

53. Community Ecology 

54. Ecosystems 

55. Biodiversity and Conservation 



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