Biology Now

Author: Anne Michelle Houtman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780393631784

Category: Biologists

Page: 391

View: 2910

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Biology Now with Physiology

Author: Anne Houtman,Megan Scudellari,Cindy Malone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780393663587

Category:

Page: 624

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Biology Now!

11-14

Author: Peter D. Riley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780719575488

Category: Biology

Page: 208

View: 3011

One of three books written for pupils in the 11-14 age range who are studying science as physics, chemistry and biology. The text and illustrations explain concepts and encourage background reading. Throughout, questions test a range of skills, including comprehension, application, analysis and evaluation, and these may be used as a basis for classwork or homework. There are also For discussion sections to encourage group work.
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Molecular Biology of the Cell

Author: Bruce Alberts

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 1317563743

Category: Science

Page: 1464

View: 6801

As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning. The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced.Protein structures better illustrate structure–function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting “What We Don’t Know,” introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text, and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, pathogens, and the immune system.
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Biology of Spiders

Author: Rainer Foelix

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199734828

Category: Nature

Page: 419

View: 1138

One of the only books to treat the whole spider, from its behavior and physiology to its neurobiology and reproductive characteristics, Biology of Spiders is considered a classic in spider literature. First published in German in 1979, the book is now in its third edition, and has established itself as the supreme authority on these fascinating creatures. Containing five hundred new references, this book incorporates the latest research while dispelling many oft-heard myths and misconceptions that surround spiders. Of special interest are chapters on the structure and function of spider webs and silk, as well as those on spider venom. A new subchapter on tarantulas will appeal especially to tarantula keepers and breeders. The highly accessible text is supplemented by exceptional, high-quality photographs, many of them originals, and detailed diagrams. It will be of interest to arachnologists, entomologists, and zoologists, as well as to academics, students of biology, and the general reader curious about spiders.
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Biology Now

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1497052432

Category: Education

Page: 251

View: 7590

Facts101 is your complete guide to Biology Now. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Whooping Cranes: Biology and Conservation

Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128035854

Category: Science

Page: 538

View: 5818

Whooping Cranes: Biology and Conservation covers one of the most endangered birds in North America, and the subject of intense research and highly visible conservation activity. The volume summarizes current biological information on Whooping Cranes and provides the basis for future research necessary for conservation of this species. This edited volume concentrates on work completed in the past 20 years in the areas of population biology, behavior and social structure, habitat use, disease and health, captive breeding, and Whooping Crane conservation. Much of the information presented comes from the study and management of remnant and reintroduced populations of Whooping Cranes in the field; some information is from experimentation and breeding of captive Whooping Cranes. Whooping Cranes: Biology and Conservation seeks to inform and galvanize action dedicated to meeting the challenges faced by Whooping Crane managers and conservationists. Thus, it describes one model of endangered species conservation and restoration that will interest a wide audience: professionals that work on cranes; researchers in the fields of small population biology, endangered species, and avian ecology; wildlife veterinarians and those involved in avian husbandry; administrators of management agencies or conservation organizations; conservationists in other fields; teachers of conservation biology or ornithology and their students; and the educated general public. Presents a comprehensive treatment of the biology and ecology of Whooping Cranes, including biology of both remnant and reintroduced populations of Whooping Cranes Describes efforts over the past 45 years on conservation and the challenges of reintroducing an endangered species Includes chapters from a variety of disciplinary and scale perspectives, ranging from evolution, to population ecology, behavior, habitat use, large landscape conservation, conflict, and conservation efforts Features contributions that are readable, yet technically complete and fully referenced Provides an example of partnership and collegial action that integrates information produced by scientific research and operational wildlife management Edited and written by the leading Whooping Crane scholars and practitioners focused on this high-profile species of conservation concern
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The Singularity is Near

Author: Ray Kurzweil

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co

ISBN: 0715640151

Category: Science

Page: 683

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Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil examines the next step in the evolutionary process of the union of human and machine. He foresees the dawning of a new civilization where we will be able to transcend our biological skills with the vastly greater capacity, speed and knowledge-sharing abilities of our creations. In practical terms, human aging and illness will be reversed; pollution will be stopped and world hunger and poverty will be solved. There will be no clear distinction between human and machine, real reality and virtual reality. The Singularity is Near offers a view of the coming age that is both a dramatic culmination of centuries of technological ingenuity and a genuinely inspiring vision of our ultimate destiny.
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The Spirit of System

Lamarck and Evolutionary Biology : Now with "Lamarck in 1995"

Author: Richard Wellington Burkhardt

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674833180

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 285

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Jean-Baptiste Lamarck was a biological Janus, at once a highly competent taxonomist in a traditional mold and a bold, almost visionary, philosopher of nature who aspired to contrive an all-embracing "physics of the earth" by sheer force of intellect. Lamarck is generally remembered only for his ideas about the inheritance of acquired characters, ideas he did not originate or take special credit for, ideas that were only one part of his broad theory of evolution. In this, the first modern book-length study of Lamarck, Richard Burkhardt examines the origin and development of Lamarck's theory of organic evolution, the major theory prior to Darwin.
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Behave

The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

Author: Robert M. Sapolsky

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735222789

Category: Science

Page: 800

View: 8171

Why do we do the things we do? Over a decade in the making, this game-changing book is Robert Sapolsky's genre-shattering attempt to answer that question as fully as perhaps only he could, looking at it from every angle. Sapolsky's storytelling concept is delightful but it also has a powerful intrinsic logic: he starts by looking at the factors that bear on a person's reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs, and then hops back in time from there, in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its genetic inheritance. And so the first category of explanation is the neurobiological one. What goes on in a person's brain a second before the behavior happens? Then he pulls out to a slightly larger field of vision, a little earlier in time: What sight, sound, or smell triggers the nervous system to produce that behavior? And then, what hormones act hours to days earlier to change how responsive that individual is to the stimuli which trigger the nervous system? By now, he has increased our field of vision so that we are thinking about neurobiology and the sensory world of our environment and endocrinology in trying to explain what happened. Sapolsky keeps going--next to what features of the environment affected that person's brain, and then back to the childhood of the individual, and then to their genetic makeup. Finally, he expands the view to encompass factors larger than that one individual. How culture has shaped that individual's group, what ecological factors helped shape that culture, and on and on, back to evolutionary factors thousands and even millions of years old. The result is one of the most dazzling tours de horizon of the science of human behavior ever attempted, a majestic synthesis that harvests cutting-edge research across a range of disciplines to provide a subtle and nuanced perspective on why we ultimately do the things we do...for good and for ill. Sapolsky builds on this understanding to wrestle with some of our deepest and thorniest questions relating to tribalism and xenophobia, hierarchy and competition, morality and free will, and war and peace. Wise, humane, often very funny, Behave is a towering achievement, powerfully humanizing, and downright heroic in its own right.
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Malaria: Biology in the Era of Eradication

Author: Dyann Wirth,Pedro L. Alonso

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781621821229

Category: Medical

Page: 328

View: 2719

Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by parasitic protozoa that belong to the genus Plasmodium. This disease imposes a significant global health burden, claiming the lives of several thousand children and pregnant women each day. Increasing antimalarial drug resistance and the complexity of the Plasmodium life cycle, among other factors, have made eradication difficult. Written and edited by experts in the field, this collection from Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine examines the biology, pathology, and epidemiology of malaria, as well as ongoing efforts to treat infections and manage their spread. Contributors discuss the Plasmodium life cycle, focusing on the molecular mechanisms by which the various parasitic stages induce clinical symptoms, interact with the immune system, and lead to further transmission of malaria. They also explore topics such as the interaction between mosquito reproduction and Plasmodium development, epigenetic regulation of malaria-associated genes, and unique features of malaria in pregnant women (e.g., parity-dependent susceptibility) and describe how an improved understanding of these phenomena may lead to novel intervention strategies. The driving forces behind antimalarial drug resistance are covered, as is progress in developing an effective vaccine and controlling mosquito populations. This volume is therefore an essential reference for all scientists, clinicians, and public health professionals interested in understanding malaria and reducing its devastating effects.
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Inferior

How Science Got Women Wrong - and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story

Author: Angela Saini

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807071706

Category: SCIENCE

Page: 213

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For hundreds of years it was common sense: women were the inferior sex. Their bodies were weaker, their minds feebler, their role subservient. Science has continued to tell us that men and women are fundamentally different. But a huge wave of research is now revealing that women are as strong, powerful, strategic, and smart as anyone else. Saini takes readers on a journey to uncover science's failure to understand women and to show how women's bodies and minds are finally being rediscovered.
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Biology Now!

Author: Tommy Murtagh

Publisher: Gill & MacMillan

ISBN: 9780717131983

Category: Biology

Page: 480

View: 7291

Biology Now! reflects the Leaving Certificate syllabus emphasis on promoting scientific methods and skills. Here are useful links for Biology students and teachers. Online testing for homework and revision is available for this textbook on the eTest.ie website a practical and fun way for students to test their skills
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A New Biology for the 21st Century

Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Life Sciences,Committee on a New Biology for the 21st Century: Ensuring the United States Leads the Coming Biology Revolution

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309147866

Category: Science

Page: 112

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Now more than ever, biology has the potential to contribute practical solutions to many of the major challenges confronting the United States and the world. A New Biology for the 21st Century recommends that a "New Biology" approach--one that depends on greater integration within biology, and closer collaboration with physical, computational, and earth scientists, mathematicians and engineers--be used to find solutions to four key societal needs: sustainable food production, ecosystem restoration, optimized biofuel production, and improvement in human health. The approach calls for a coordinated effort to leverage resources across the federal, private, and academic sectors to help meet challenges and improve the return on life science research in general.
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Discover Biology

Author: Anu Singh-Cundy,Michael L Cain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780393138078

Category:

Page: 650

View: 7896

Developing scientific literacy through active learning before, during, and after class."
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Biology

Life on Earth with Physiology

Author: Gerald Audesirk,Teresa Audesirk,Bruce E. Byers

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134226453

Category: Science

Page: 1008

View: 4448

For non-majors/mixed biology courses. An Inquiry Approach that engages readers in critical thinking through the use of relatable case studies and more. With a proven and effective tradition of engaging readers with real-world applications, high-interest case studies, and inquiry-based pedagogy, Biology: Life on Earth fosters a lifetime of discovery and scientific understanding. Maintaining the conversational, question-and-answer presentation style that has made the text a best-seller, the Eleventh Edition continues to incorporate true and relevant Case Studies throughout each chapter, along with new, more extensive guidance for developing critical thinking skills and scientific literacy. Also available with MasteringBiology™ MasteringBiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product proven to improve results by helping readers quickly master concepts. Readers benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature personalized wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience and help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, readers are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringBiology does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringBiology search for: 0133910601 / 9780133910605 Biology: Life on Earth with Physiology Plus MasteringBiology with eText -- Access Card Package, 11/e Package consists of: 0134254732 / 9780134254739 MasteringBiology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Biology: Life on Earth with Physiology 0133923002 / 9780133923001 Biology: Life on Earth with Physiology
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Applied Tree Biology

Author: Andrew Hirons,Peter A. Thomas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118296400

Category: Nature

Page: 432

View: 6367

Introduction -- The woody skeleton : trunk and branches -- Leaves and crowns -- Tree roots -- The next generation of trees : from seeds to planting -- Tree water relations -- Tree carbon relations -- Tree nutrition -- Interactions with other organisms -- Environmental challenges for trees
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Biology Made Simple

Author: Rita Mary King

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307432971

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 9967

Take the frustration out of learning the science of life! Biology is the most fundamental science?yet it’s one of the most complex. Now, Biology Made Simple is here to help science and non-science majors alike understand the science of life. Covering all the major themes of biology—including the cellular basis of life, the interaction of organisms, and the evolutionary process of all beings, Biology Made Simple combines concise explanations with the in-depth coverage needed to understand every aspect of this subject. Topics covered include: unifying themes of biology chemistry for the biologist the living cell DNA evolution genetics animal organization and homeostasis the systems of the body ecology Featuring more than sixty illustrations and at-a-glance chapter reviews, Biology Made Simple will help you master this fascinating science. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Conservation Biology for All

Author: Navjot S. Sodhi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199554234

Category: Nature

Page: 344

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Conservation Biology for All provides cutting-edge but basic conservation science to a global readership. A series of authoritative chapters have been written by the top names in conservation biology with the principal aim of disseminating cutting-edge conservation knowledge as widely as possible. Important topics such as balancing conversion and human needs, climate change, conservation planning, designing and analyzing conservation research, ecosystem services, endangered species management, extinctions, fire, habitat loss, and invasive species are covered. Numerous textboxes describing additional relevant material or case studies are also included. The global biodiversity crisis is now unstoppable; what can be saved in the developing world will require an educated constituency in both the developing and developed world. Habitat loss is particularly acute in developing countries, which is of special concern because it tends to be these locations where the greatest species diversity and richest centres of endemism are to be found. Sadly, developing world conservation scientists have found it difficult to access an authoritative textbook, which is particularly ironic since it is these countries where the potential benefits of knowledge application are greatest. There is now an urgent need to educate the next generation of scientists in developing countries, so that they are in a better position to protect their natural resources.
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Biology: How Life Works

Author: James Morris,Daniel Hartl,Andrew Knoll,Robert Lue,Melissa Michael,Andrew Berry,Andrew Biewener,Brian Farrell,N. Michele Holbrook

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319079040

Category: Science

Page: 800

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Biology: How Life Works was written in response to recent and exciting changes in biology, education, and technology with the goal of helping students to think like biologists. The text, visual program, and assessments were developed together to provide students with the best resources to gain an understanding of modern biology. Content is selected carefully, is integrated to illustrate the connections between concepts, and follows six themes that are crucial to biology: the scientific method, chemical and physical processes, cells, evolution, ecological interactions, and human impact. The second edition continues this approach, but includes expanded coverage of ecology, new in-class activities to assist instructors in active teaching, new pedagogical support for visual synthesis maps, and expanded and improved assessment.
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