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Biology: Concepts and Connections invites readers into the world of biology with a new revision of this best-selling text. It is known for scientific accuracy and currency; a modular presentation that helps readers to focus on the main concepts; and art that teaches better than any other book. Biology: Exploring Life, THE LIFE OF THE CELL, The Chemical Basis of Life, The Molecules of Cells, A Tour of the Cell, The Working Cell, How Cells Harvest Chemical Energy, Photosynthesis: Using Light to Make Food, CELLULAR REPRODUCTION AND GENETICS, The Cellular Basis of Reproduction and Inheritance, Patterns of Inheritance, Molecular Biology of the Gene, The Control of Gene Expression, DNA Technology and Genomics, CONCEPTS OF EVOLUTION, How Populations Evolve, The Origin of Species, Tracing Evolutionary History, THE EVOLUTION OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, The Origin and Evolution of Microbial Life: Prokaryotes and Protists, Plants, Fungi, and the Colonization of Land, The Evolution of Animal Diversity, Human Evolution, ANIMALS: FORM AND FUNCTION, Unifying Concepts of Animal Structure and Function, Nutrition and Digestion, Gas Exchange, Circulation, The Immune System, Control of the Internal Environment, Chemical Regulation, Reproduction and Embryonic Development, Nervous Systems, The Senses, How Animals Move, PLANTS: FORM AND FUNCTION, Plant Structure, Reproduction, and Development, Plant Nutrition and Transport, Control Systems in Plants, ECOLOGY, The Biosphere: An Introduction to Earth's Diverse Environments, Behavioral Adaptations to the Environment, Population Dynamics, Communities and Ecosystems, Conservation Biology For all readers interested in the world of biology.
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Biology textbook for teens.
How does biology impact our society? How does biology affect what you eat, the world around you, and your future? This book will answer these questions and help you understand the many different sides of issues, and learn how biotechnology may affect your life.
Biologists seek answers to questions about living things. For example, a biologist might ask how plants, such as California poppies, convert sunlight into chemical energy that can be used by the plants into chemical energy that can be used by the plants to maintain life processes.
Biology Dynamics of Life prepares students for the 10th and 11th grade exams.
Biology, Eighth Edition, serves students as a textbook in their general biology course and also later as a useful tool for review and reference. It encourages students to practice thinking as scientists by tackling the "What if?" questions in the Concept Checks and Inquiry Figures (and occasional figure legends), as well as the "Scientific Inquiry" questions in the Chapter Review.
Just the core concepts you need to score high in your biology courseBiology Essentials For Dummies focuses on just the core concepts you need to succeed in an introductory biology course. From identifying the structures and functions of plants and animals to grasping the crucial discoveries in evolutionary, reproductive, and ecological biology, this easy-to-follow guide lets you skip the suffering and score high at exam time.Get down to basics -- master the fundamentals, from understanding what biologists study to how living things are classifiedThe chemistry of life -- find out what you need to know about atoms, elements, molecules, compounds, acids, bases, and moreConquer and divide -- discover the ins and outs of asexual and sexual reproduction, including cell division and DNA replicationJump into the gene pool -- grasp how proteins make traits happen, and easily understand DNA transcription, RNA processing, translation, and gene regulationOpen the book and find:An overview of cells and their substructuresElementary chemistryThe key facts about reproduction and DNAThe 411 on energy and organismsWhat you need to know about evolutionCoverage of ecosystems and populationsTen great biology discoveriesLearn:Core concepts taught in an introductory biology courseThe structures and functions of plants and animalsThe key discoveries in evolutionary, reproductive, and ecological biology
Only Biology: Exploring Life integrates textbook, Web, and labs into a dynamic and balanced program that brings concepts to life. This update includes new Web resources and greater coverage for 21st century skills.
Biology for a Changing World is supported by a robust set of study and teaching resources and products. These support materials have been written by a team of experienced non-majors educators and are tied together by peer-reviewed Learning Objectives for each chapter. These objectives allow instructors to identify the core concepts that most challenge their students and enable them to target student needs earlier and more effectively.
An updated edition of the ultimate guide to understanding biologyEver wondered how the food you eat becomes the energy your body needs to keep going? The theory of evolution says that humans and chimps descended from a common ancestor, but does it tell us how and why? We humans are insatiably curious creatures who can't help wondering how things work -- starting with our own bodies. Wouldn't it be great to have a single source of quick answers to all our questions about how living things work? Now there is.From molecules to animals, cells to ecosystems, Biology For Dummies, 2nd Edition answers all your questions about how living things work.Written in plain English and packed with dozens of illustrations, quick-referenceCheat Sheets, and helpful tables and diagrams, it cuts right to the chase with fast-paced, easy-to-absorb explanations of the life processes common to all organisms.More than 20% new and updated content, including a substantial overhaul to the organization of topics to make it a friendly classroom supplementCoverage of the most recent developments and discoveries in evolutionary, reproductive, and ecological biologyIncludes practical, up-to-date examplesWhether you're currently enrolled in a biology class or just want to know more about this fascinating and ever-evolving field of study, this engaging guide will give you a grip on complex biology concepts and unlock the mysteries of how life works in no time.
Endorsed by the IBDrive meaningful inquiry through a unique concept-driven narrative.- Supports every aspect of assessment with opportunities that use the criteria- Gives you easy ways to differentiate and extend learning- Provides a meaningful approach by integrating the inquiry statement in a global context- Develops critical-thinking skills with activities and summative sections rooted in the ATL frameworkThis title is also available in two digital formats via Dynamic Learning. Find out more by clicking on the links at the top of the page.
In this text students will see God's power and glory in creation as they learn about cellular biology, genetics, taxonomy, microbiology, botany, zoology, and human anatomy. When studying topics such as Creation and evolution, human cloning, abortion, and stem cell research, students are pointed to Scripture as the ultimate authority and are encouraged to develop a biblical perspective about these topics" --
"The 21st century will be the century of biological science, just as the 20th century was the century of physical science," predicts Professor Stephen Nowicki, an award-winning teacher at Duke University. Dr. Nowicki has adapted his acclaimed introductory biology course for The Teaching Company to bring you up to date on one of the most important fields of knowledge of our time and help you appreciate the marvelous diversity and complexity of life. You will obtain the background and guidance to explore in depth the fundamental principles of how living things work-principles such as evolution by natural selection, the cellular structure of organisms, the DNA theory of inheritance, and much more. This challenging course is organized around three major themes: "Information and Evolution," "Development and Homeostasis," and "Energy and Resources." You will explore living systems at all levels, from biological molecules to global ecosystems. You will gain insight into pressing issues facing society, including genetic modification and cloning, stem-cell research, AIDS, the depletion of the rainforests, and global warming. You will discover mechanisms behind such intriguing phenomena as why children resemble their parents, why plants bend toward light, how memories are stored, why some birds have very long tails, and how life itself began on Earth. Above all, you will learn how to think about biology, so that in your day-to-day life you will understand the significance and complexities of news stories, medical issues, and public debates, not to mention what is going on in your own garden and in nature all around you.
This textbook is unique--different from any other biology text in print today. The study of life is presented in a traditional manner as it was discovered by the great naturalists of the past, a large majority of whom revered the biblical account of Creation. Unlike other texts, which begin by confusing students with intangible, unseen, and theoretical topics such as biochemistry, subcellular structure, genetics, and philosophy, Biology: God's Living Creation motivates students to learn by first presenting the living world around them, the things they can see, touch, and identify.
The Biology Handbook offers students a full view of this vital branch of science, in the form of a one-stop reference. A list of Nobel Prize winners in physiology or medicine; listings for important science and biology associations; and key science and biology Web sites. The biography and chronology sections have been updated and the glossary expanded to include charts and graphs illustrating important concepts.
The respected author team of Ken Miller and Joe Levine are back with a new edition of biology books to inspire students to interact with trusted and up-to-date biology content. The authors' unique storytelling style engages students in biology, with a greater focus on written and visual analogies.
The Biology Laboratory Manual by Vodopich and Moore was designed for an introductory biology course with a broad survey of basic laboratory techniques. The experiments and procedures are simple, safe, easy to perform, and especially appropriate for large classes. Few experiments require more than one class meeting to complete the procedure. Each exercise includes many photographs, traditional topics, and experiments that help students learn about life. Procedures within each exercise are numerous and discrete so that an exercise can be tailored to the needs of the students, the style of the instructor, and the facilities available.
Known for its thorough coverage of diversity, ecology, and environmental issues, this comprehensive book engages you with integrated, relevant case studies, and challenges you with thought-provoking questions throughout each chapter. The fully revised Biology: Life on Earth with Physiology, Ninth Edition, has the same friendly writing style appreciated by thousands of students, but with greater emphasis on engaging, real-world applications. New to this edition are "Case Study Continued" sections, which connect a chapter's case study to relevant biological topics covered in the chapter, and "Have you ever wondered?" features that respond to commonly asked questions from students.
This edition includes the most recent Biology Regents tests through August 2011. These ever popular guides contain study tips, test-taking strategies, score analysis charts, and other valuable features. They are an ideal source of practice and test preparation. The detailed answer explanations make each exam a practical learning experience.
The ninth edition of this text provides a clear and accessible overview of the key topics in biology, placing the emphasis on evolution and scientific inquiry.
Bats had mastered flight eons before man's own lineage began. Their unique volitional mode was obviously advantageous, for adaptive radiation within the group has been little short of extraordinary. Today Chiroptera represent the second largest order of mammals in number of species and the largest in overall abundance; excluding man, and possibly rodents, they are also the most widely distributed land-based mammals.
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