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.
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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.
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.
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Book Description Benjamin Cummings, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 1 Biology and the Tree of Life Unit 1:The Molecules 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 Unit 2: Cell Structure and Function 7. Inside the Cell 8. Cell-Cell Interactions 9. Cellular Respiration and Fermentation 10. Photosynthesis 11. The Cell Cycle Unit 3: Gene Structure and Expression 12. Meiosis 13. Mendel and the Gene 14. DNA and the Gene: Synthesis and Repair 15. How Genes Work 16. Transcription and Translation 17. Control of Gene Expression in Bacteria 18.Control of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes 19. Analyzing and Engineering Genes 20. Genomics Unit 4: Developmental Biology 21. Principles of Development 22. An Introduction to Animal Development 23. An Introduction to Plant Development Unit 5: Evolutionary Processes and Patterns 24. Evolution by Natural Selection 25. Evolutionary Processes 26. Speciation 27. Phylogenies and the History of Life Unit 6: The Diversification of Life 28. Bacteria and Archaea 29. Protists 30. Green Plants 31. Fungi 32. An Introduction to Animals 33. Protostome Animals 34. Deuterostome Animals 35. Viruses Unit 7: How Plants Work 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 Unit 8: How Animals Work 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 Unit 9: Ecology 50. An Introduction to Ecology 51. Behavior 52. Population Ecology 53. Community Ecology 54. Ecosystems 55. Biodiversity and Conservation. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0321543270
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