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Colleen Belk and Virginia Borden Maier have been colleagues and collaborators for more than thirteen years. Both authors have adopted teaching styles at their respective universities, the University of Minnesota Duluth and St. John Fisher College, that capitalize on students’ natural curiosity about high-interest topics such as dieting, global warming, and organ donation to effectively teach fundamental course topics such as cell biology, photosynthesis, and physiology. Their classroom experience has informed every chapter to help students understand biological principles, develop critical thinking skills, apply biology to their own lives, and make the introductory course more enjoyable from both sides of the desk.
In addition to Biology: Science for Life, Colleen and Virginia are co-authors of Biology: Science for Life Laboratory Manual and Human Biology .
Table of Contents
|Can Science Cure the Common Cold? Introduction to the Scientific Method|
|Chemistry and Cells|
|Are We Alone in the Universe? Water, Biochemistry, and Cells|
|Diet. Cells and Metabolism|
|Life in the Greenhouse: Photosynthesis Cellular Respiration, and Global Warming|
|Cancer: DNA Synthesis, Mitosis, and Meiosis|
|Are You Only as Smart as Your Genes? Mendelian and Quantitative Genetics|
|DNA Detective: Complex Patterns of Inheritance and DNA Fingerprinting|
|Gene Expression, Mutation and Cloning: Genetically Modified Organisms|
|Genetically Modified Organisms: Gene Expression, Mutation, and Cloning|
|An Evolving Enemy: Natural Selection|
|Who Am I? Species and Races|
|Prospecting for Biological Gold: Biodiversity and Classification|
|Is the Human Population Too Large? Population Ecology|
|Conserving Biodiversity: Community and Ecosystem Ecology|
|Where Do You Live? Climate and Biomes|
|Animal Structure and Function|
|Organ Donation: Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems|
|Clearing the Air: Respiratory, Cardiovascular, and Excretory Systems|
|Will Mad Cow Disease Become an Epidemic? Immune System, Bacteria, Viruses, and Other Pathogens|
|Sex Differences and Athleticism: Endocrine, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems|
|Is There Something in the Water? Reproductive and Developmental Biology|
|Attention Deficit Disorder: Brain Structure and Function|
|Feeding the World: Plant Structure and Growth|
|Growing a Green Thumb: Plant Physiology|
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