The Science of Biology

Author: David E. Sadava

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780716776710

Category: Science

Page: 1251

View: 5984

Co-published by Sinauer Associates, Inc., and W. H. Freeman and Company. Visit the Life, Eighth Edition preview site. LIFE HAS EVOLVED. . . from its original publication to this dramatically revitalized Eighth Edition. LIFE has always shown students how biology works, offering an engaging and coherent presentation of the fundamentals of biology by describing the landmark experiments that revealed them. This edition builds on those strengths and introduces several innovations. As with previous editions, the Eighth Edition will also be available in three paperback volumes: • Volume I: The Cell and Heredity, Chapters 1-20 • Volume II: Evolution, Diversity and Ecology, Chapters 1, 21-33, 52-57 • Volume III: Plants and Animals, Chapters 1, 34-51

Life: The Science of Biology: Volume III

Plants and Animals

Author: William K. Purves,Gordon H. Orians,David Sadava,H. Craig Heller

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780716758105

Category: Science

Page: 332

View: 5148

This is an authoritative introductory text that presents biological concepts through the research that revealed them. "Life" covers the full range of topics with an integrated experimental focus that flows naturally from the narrative.

Life: The Science of Biology

Author: David E. Sadava,David M. Hillis,H. Craig Heller,May Berenbaum

Publisher: W. H. Freeman

ISBN: 9781429298643

Category: Science

Page: 1267

View: 3648

From its first edition, Life has set the standard for experiment-based introductory biology texts. There is no stronger textbook for helping students understand not just what we know (scientific facts), but how we know it (the experimental process that leads to their discovery). The new edition of Life builds upon this tradition, teaching fundamental concepts and showcasing significant research while responding to changes in biology education... • PEDAGOGICALLY, with features that match the way students learn today, including chapter opening stories, art with balloon captions, and new Learning Objectives • SCIENTIFICALLY, with a wealth of important new research throughout (see Table of Contents for highlights) • TECHNOLOGICALLY, with instant access QR codes printed in the text, new interactive features (media clips, chapter summaries, a flashcard app), and a dramatically enhanced BioPortal, with the adaptive quizzing system, LearningCurve • QUANTIFIABLY, with completely revised assessment resources and new ways of measuring students' progress Also avalable, Volume Splits:—paperbound in full color! Volume 1: The Cell and Heredity (Chapters 1-20) Volume 2: Evolution, Diversity, and Ecology (Chapters 1, 21-33, 54-59) Volume 3: Plants and Animals (Chapters 1, 34-53)


Science of Biology

Author: William K. Purves,Gordon H. Orians,H. Craig Heller,David Sadava

Publisher: Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers(IEEE)

ISBN: 9780716732754

Category: Science

Page: 430

View: 6582

As in previous editions of this textbook, the 5th edition shows biology not as a collection of facts, but as a dynamic discipline. The student's understanding of biological processes is developed through pedagogy, using narrative, experimental contexts and art within the scholarship.

Life, the Science of Biology

Author: William Kirkwood Purves

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780716732747

Category: Biology

Page: 1243

View: 8307

The text and CD-ROM shows biology not as a collection of facts, but as a dynamic discipline. The student's understanding of biological processes is developed through pedagogy, using narrative, experimental contexts and art within the scholarship.

Life the Science of Biology, 8th Ed, Sinauer Associates.Inc, 2008

Life the Science of Biology

Author: Sadava-Heller-Orians-Purves-Hillis

Publisher: Bukupedia


Category: Science

Page: 1370

View: 9485

As active scientists working in a wide variety of both basic and applied biology, we are fortunate to be part o f a field that i s not only fasci nating but also changes rapidly. It is apparent not just in the time span since we started our careers-we see i t every day when we open a newspaper or a scientific journal. As educators of both introductOLY and advanced-level students, we desire to convey our excitement about biology's dynamic nature. This new edition of Life looks, and is, qui te differen t from i ts predecessors. In planning the Eight h Edition, we focused on three fundamental goals. The first was to m a i n tain and enhance what has worked well in the past-an emphasis o n not just wha t we know but how we came to know it; the incorporation of exciting new discoveries; an a rt progran1 distinguished by i ts beauty and clari ty; plus a unifying theme. As should be the case i n any biology textbook, that theme is evolution by n a tural selection, a 150- year-old idea that more than ever ties together the livi n g world. We have been greatly helped i n this endeavor by the addition of a new author, David Hillis. His knowledge and insights have been invaluable in developing our chapters on evolution, p hylogeny, and diversity, and they permeate the rest of the book as well. Our second goal h a s been to make Life more pedagogicaUy accessible. From the bold new design to the inclusion of numerous learning aids throughout each chapter (see New Pedagogical Features), we have worked to make our writi ng consistently easy to follow as well as engaging. Third, between editions we asked seven distin guished ecologists- aU of whom teach in troductOLY biology-to provide detailed critiques of the Ecology unit. As a result of their extensive suggestions, Part Nine, Ecology, has a fresh organization (see The Nine Parts). And one of the seven, May Berenbaum, has agreed to join the Life author team for the Ninth Edition. The other six stalwarts are thanked in the "Reviewers o f the Eighth Edi tion" section. Enduring Features As stated above, we are commjtted to a blendin g of a presentation of the core ideas o f biology with a n emphasis on i ntroducing our readers to the process of scientific inquily. Having p ioneered the idea of depicting semi n a l experiments in specially designed figures, we continue to develop this here, with 96 EXPERIMENT figures (28 percent more than in the Seventh Edition). Each follows the structure: Hypothesis, Method, Result, and Conclusion. Many now include " Further Research," which asks students to conceive a n experimen t tha t explores a related question. A rela ted feature is the RESEARCH METHOD figures, depicting many labora tOlY and field methods used to do this research. All the Experimen t and Research Method figures are listed i n the endpapers at the back of the book. Another much-praised feature-which we pioneered ten years ago in Life'S Fifth Edition-is the BALLOON CAPTIONS used in our figures. We know that many students are visual learners. The ba lloon captions brin g explana tions of i ntrica te, complex processes directly into the i llustration, allowing the reader to i n tegrate the information without repeatedly going back and forth between the figure and its legend. Life is the only introductory biology book for science majors that begins each chapter with a story. These OPENING STORIES, most of which are new to this edition, are meant to intrigue students while helping them see how the chapter's biological subject relates to the world around them. New Pedagogical Features There are several new elements in the Eighth Edition chapters. Each has been deSigned as a study tool to ajd the student in mastering the material. In the opening page spread, IN THIS CHAPTER previews the chapter's content, and the CHAPTER OUTLINE gives the major section headings, all numbered and all framed as questions to emphasize the inquilY basis of science. Each m a i n section o f a c h ap ter now ends with a RECAP. This key element briefly summarizes the important concepts in the section, then provides two or three questions to stimulate immediate review. Each question includes reference to pertinent text or a figure or both. The CHAPTER SUMMARY boldfaces key terms i ntroduced and defined in the chapter. We have kept the highlighted references to key figures and to the Web tutorials and activities that support a topic in the chapter. Another new element, BIOBITs, is not strictly a learning ajd, but offers in triguing (occasionally amusing) supplemental information. BioBits, like the opening stories, are intended to help students apprecia te the i nterface between biology and other aspects of Life. Redesigned WEB ICONS a lert the reader to the tutoria ls and activities on Life'S companion website ( Each of these study and review resources, many of which are new for the Eighth Edition, has b e e n crea ted specifically for Life. A full List, by chapter, is found in the front endpapers of the book. The Nine Parts We have reorganized the book into nine parts. Part One sets the stage for the e n tire book, with the opening chapter on biology as an exciting science, startin g with a student project, and how evolution unites the living world. This is followed by chapters on the basic chemical building blocks tha t underlie life. We have tried to tie this material together by relating it to theories on the origin of viii PREFACE life, with new discoveries of water in our solar system as an impetus. In Part Two, CeJJs and Energy, we present an integrated view of the structure and biochemical functions of cells. The ctiscussions of biochemistly are often challenging for students; thus we have reworked both the text and illustrations for greater clarity. These discussions are presented in the context of the latest discoveries on the origin of life and evolution of cells. Part Three, Heredity and the Genome, begins wi th continuity at the cellular level, and then outlines the principles of genetics and the identification of DNA as the genetic material. New examples, such as the genetics of coat color in dogs, enJjven these chapters. This is followed by chapters on gene expression and on the prokmyotic and eukatyotic genomes. Many new discoveries have been made in this new field of genomics, ranging from tracking down the bird flu virus to the genomes of wild cats, such as the cheetah. Part Four, Molecular Biology: The Genome in Action, reinforces the basic principles of classical and molecular genetics by applying them to such diverse topics as cell signaling, biotechnology, and medicine. We use many new experiments and examples from applied biology to illustrate these concepts. These include the latest information on the human genome and the emerging field of systems biology. The chapter on natural defenses now includes a discussion of allergy. Part Five, The Patterns and Processes of Evolution, has been updated in several important ways. We have emphasized the importance of evolutionary biology as a basis for comparing and understanding all aspects of biology, and have described numerous practical appJjcations of evolutionary biology that will be famiJjar and relevant to the evelyday Jjves of most students. Recent experimental studies of evolution are described and explai. ned, to help students understand that evolution is an ongoing, observable process. The chapters on phylogenetics and molecular evolution have been completely rewritten to reflect recent advances in those fields. Other changes reflect our growing knowledge of the histOlY of li.fe on Earth and the mechanisms of evolution that have given rise to all of biodiversity. Part Six, The Evolution of Diversity, reflects the latest views on phylogeny. It continues to emphasize groups LUlited by evolutionmy history over classically defined taxa. Thjs emphasis is now supported by an appendix on the Tree of Life that clearly maps out and describes all groups discussed in the text, so that students can quickly look up unfamiliar names and see how they fit into the larger context of life. We now discuss aspects of phylogeny that are still under study or debate (among major groups of eukaryotes, plants, and animals, for instance). In Part Seven, Flowering P lants: Form and Function, we report on several exciting new discoveries. These include the receptors for auxin, gibberellins, and bras sino steroids as well as great progress on the f10rigen problem. We have updated our treatment of signal trmlsduction pathways and of circadiml rhythms in plmlts. The already strong treatment of envirOlU1lental challenges to plants has been augmented by new Experiment figures on plant defenses against herbivores, one confinrung that l􀈌 does help tobacco plants resist certain insects. Part Eight, Animals: Form and Function, is about how animals work. Although we give major attention to human physiology, we embed it in a background of comparative animal physiology. Our focus is systems physiology but we also introduce the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms. For example, our explanations of nervous system phenomena-whether they be action potentials, sensation, learning, or sleep-are discussed in terms of the properties of ion channels. The actions of hormones are explained in terms of the molecular mechanisms. Maximum athletic performance is explained in terms of the underlying cellular energy systems. Throughout Part Eight we try to help the student make the connections across all levels of biology, from molecular to behavioral, and to see the relevance of physiology to issues of health and ctisease. Of central importance in each chapter is mechmlisms of control and regulation. Part Nine, Ecology, begins with a new chapter that describes the scope of ecological research and discusses recen t advances in our understanding of the broad patterns in the ctistribution of life on Earth. The next chapter, also new, combines Behavior and Behavioral Ecology. It shows how the decisions that orgaI􀄘sms make during their lives influence both their survival and reproductive success, and also the dynamics of populations and the structure of ecological communities. The chapter on Population Ecology has new material that explains how ecologists are able to mark and follow individual organisms in the wild to determine their survival and reproductive success. Following a chapter on Community Ecology, another new chapter, Ecosystems and Global Ecology, shows how ecologists are expanding the scope of their studies to encompass the functioning of the global ecosystem. TI􀄘s discussion leads naturally to the final chapter in the book, Conservation Biology, which describes how ecologists and conservation biologists work to reduce the rate at which species are becoming extinct as a result of human activities. Full Books, Paperbacks, or Loose-Leaf We again provide Life both as the full book and as a cluster of paperbacks. Thus, instructors who want to use less than the whole book, or who want their students to have more portable Ul􀈍tS, CaI. choose from these split volumes: Volume 1, The Cell and Heredity, includes: Part One, The Science and Building Blocks of Life (Chapters 1-3); Part Two, Cells and Energy (Chapters 4-8); PartThree, Heredity and the Genome (Chapters 9-14); and Part Four, Molecular Biology: The Genome in Action (Chapters 15-20). Volume II, Evolution, Diversity, and Ecology, includes: Chapter 1, Studying Life; Part Five, The Patterns and P rocesses of Evolution (Chapters 21-25); Part Six, The Evolution of Diversity (Chapters 26-33); and Part Nine, Ecology (Chapters 52-57). Volume III, P lants and Animals, includes: Chapter 1, Studying Life; Part Seven, Flowering P lants: Form and Function (Chapters 34-39); and Part Eight, Animals: Form and Function (Chapters 40-51). Note that each volume also includes the book's front matter, Appendixes, Glossary, and Index. Life is also available in a loose-leaf version. T his shrink-wrapped, unbound, 3-hole punched version is designed to fit into a 3-ring binder. Students take only what they need to class and can easily integrate any instructor handouts or other resources. Media and Supplements for the Eighth Edition The media and supplements for Life, Eighth Edition have been assembled with two main goals in mind: (1) to provide students with a collection of tools that helps them effectively master the vast amOlmt of new information that is being presented to them in the introductory biology course; and (2) to provide instructors with the richest possible collection of resources to aid in teaching the course-preparing, presenting the lecture, providing course materials online, and assessing student comprehension. All of the Life media and supplemental resources have been developed specifically for this textbook. T his gives the student the greatest degree of consistency when studying across different media. For example, the animated tutorials and activities found on the Companion Website were built using textbook art, so that the manner in which structures are illustrated, the colors used to identify objects, and the terms and abbreviations used are all consistent. The rich collection of visual resources in the Instructor's Media Library provides instructors with a wide range of options for enhancing lectures, course websites, and assignments. Highlights include: layered art PowerPoint® presentations that break down complex figures into detailed, step-by-step presentations; a collection of approximately 200 video segments that can help capture the attention and imagination of students; and the new set of PowerPoint ® slides of textbook art with editable labels and leaders that allow easy customization of the figures. For a detailed descriptio

Volume 3 - Diversity of Life

Author: Cecie Starr,Ralph Taggart,Christine Evers,Lisa Starr

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305724798

Category: Science

Page: 176

View: 6010

Written by a team of best-selling authors, BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, 14th Edition reveals the biological world in wondrous detail. Packed with eye-catching photos and images, this text shows and tells the fascinating story of life on Earth, and engages readers with hands-on activities that encourage critical thinking. Chapter opening Learning Roadmaps help you focus on the topics that matter most and section-ending Take Home Messages reinforce key concepts. Helpful in-text features include a running glossary, case studies, issue-related essays, linked concepts, self-test questions, data analysis problems, and more. Known for a clear, accessible style, BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, 14th Edition puts the living world of biology under a microscope for readers from all walks of life to analyze, understand, and enjoy! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Biology: The Dynamic Science, Volume 3, Units 5 & 6

Author: Peter Russell,Paul Hertz,Beverly McMillan

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0538493747

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 7556

Help students think and engage like scientists! BIOLOGY: THE DYNAMIC SCIENCE, Second Edition, provides students with a deep understanding of the core concepts in Biology, building a strong foundation for additional study. In a fresh presentation, the authors explain complex ideas clearly and describe how biologists collect and interpret evidence to test hypotheses about the living world. Russell, Hertz, and McMillan spark students’ curiosity about living systems instead of burying it under a mountain of disconnected facts. They engage students with what scientists know about the living world, how they know it, and what they still need to learn. By conveying the author’s passion for biological research, the text helps students cultivate the mental habits of scientists. The accompanying Aplia for Biology interactively guides students through the thought processes and procedures that scientists use in their research and helps them apply and synthesize specific content from the text. Overall, students learn how to think like scientists and engage in the scientific process themselves. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Wiley Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology

Author: Tadhg P. Begley

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470470190

Category: Science

Page: 818

View: 1849

The first major reference at the interface of chemistry, biology, and medicine Chemical biology is a rapidly developing field that uses the principles, tools, and language of chemistry to answer important questions in the life sciences. It has enabled researchers to gather critical information about the molecular biology of the cell and is the fundamental science of drug discovery, playing a key role in the development of novel agents for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Now students and researchers across the range of disciplines that use chemical biology techniques have a single resource that encapsulates what is known in the field. It is an excellent place to begin any chemical biology investigation. Major topics addressed in the encyclopedia include: Applications of chemical biology Biomolecules within the cell Chemical views of biology Chemistry of biological processes and systems Synthetic molecules as tools for chemical biology Technologies and techniques in chemical biology Some 300 articles range from pure basic research to areas that have immediate applications in fields such as drug discovery, sensor technology, and catalysis. Novices in the field can turn to articles that introduce them to the basics, whereas experienced researchers have access to articles exploring the cutting edge of the science. Each article ends with a list of references to facilitate further investigation. With contributions from leading researchers and pioneers in the field, the Wiley Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology builds on Wiley's unparalleled reputation for helping students and researchers understand the crucial role of chemistry and chemical techniques in the life sciences.

Mind in Life

Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind

Author: Evan Thompson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674025113

Category: Philosophy

Page: 543

View: 9281

How is life related to the mind? This work draws upon sources as diverse as molecular biology, Continental Phenomenology, and analytic philosophy to argue that mind and life are more continuous than has previously been accepted, and that modern explanations do not adequately address the myriad facets of the biology and phenomenology of mind.

College Biology Volume 3 of 3

Author: Textbook Equity


ISBN: 1312402997

Category: Science

Page: 558

View: 7521

(Chapters 33 - 47) See Preview for the full table of contents. All volumes contain Chapter Summaries, Review Questions, Critical Thinking Questions and Answer Keys. Download the free color PDFs at http: // Customize this text for your class: http: // The full text (volumes 1 through 3) is designed for multi-semester biology courses for science majors. Textbook License: CC BY-SA Fearlessly Copy, Print, Remix Textbook Equity - An Equitable Business Model. Contents Volume 1 The Chemistry of Life through Genomic Proteomics Volume 2 Evolution and the Origin of Species through Asexual Reproduction Volume 3 Animal Structure and Function through Preserving Biodiversity

Air and Water

The Biology and Physics of Life's Media

Author: Mark W. Denny

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691025186

Category: Science

Page: 341

View: 6167

How do whirligig beetles use ripples as a form of sonar, and why can't mosquitoes detect the electrical activity of their prey as sharks can? Readers of Air and Water will be well rewarded by thinking about these and other questions in the context of physics.

The Biology of Sea Turtles

Author: Jeanette Wyneken,Kenneth J. Lohmann,John A. Musick

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439873070

Category: Nature

Page: 475

View: 6675

Since the first volume of The Biology of Sea Turtles was published in 1997, the field has grown and matured in ways few of the authors would have predicted—particularly in the areas of physiology, behavior, genetics, and health. Volume III presents timely coverage of emerging areas as well as the integration of approaches and information that did not exist even a decade ago. The book assembles the foremost experts in each topic to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive book on sea turtles available today. New areas covered include in vivo imaging of structure, spatial distributions of marine turtles at sea, epibiosis, imprinting, parasitology, and climatic effects. Life history is explored in three chapters covering age determination, predator-prey interactions, and mortality from bycatch. The Biology of Sea Turtles, Volume III will inspire scientists and students to explore and expand their understanding of these intriguing animals. The book provides clear baseline summaries, thoughtful syntheses, and effective presentation of the most fundamental topics spanning form and function, health, distributions, behavior, genetics, evolution, and ecology. Its scope and depth make it the definitive go-to reference in the field.

Phylogenetic Supertrees

Combining Information to Reveal the Tree of Life

Author: Olaf R.P. Bininda-Emonds

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402023293

Category: Computers

Page: 550

View: 978

This is the first book on "phylogenetic supertrees", a recent, but controversial development for inferring evolutionary trees. Rather than analyze the combined primary character data directly, supertree construction proceeds by combining the tree topologies derived from those data. This difference in strategy has allowed for the exciting possibility of larger, more complete phylogenies than are otherwise currently possible, with the potential to revolutionize evolutionarily-based research. This book provides a comprehensive look at supertrees, ranging from the methods used to build supertrees to the significance of supertrees to bioinformatic and biological research. Reviews of many the major supertree methods are provided and four new techniques, including a Bayesian implementation of supertrees, are described for the first time. The far-reaching impact of supertrees on biological research is highlighted both in general terms and through specific examples from diverse clades such as flowering plants, even-toed ungulates, and primates. The book also critically examines the many outstanding challenges and problem areas for this relatively new field, showing the way for supertree construction in the age of genomics. Interdisciplinary contributions from the majority of the leading authorities on supertree construction in all areas of the bioinformatic community (biology, computer sciences, and mathematics) will ensure that this book is a valuable reference with wide appeal to anyone interested in phylogenetic inference.

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Volume 3: The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century - Second Edition

Author: Joseph Black,Leonard Conolly,Kate Flint,Isobel Grundy,Don LePan,Roy Liuzza,Jerome McGann,Anne Lake Prescott,Barry Qualls,Claire Waters

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1770483489

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 925

View: 8226

In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials. Innovative, authoritative and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature has established itself as a leader in the field. The full anthology comprises six bound volumes, together with an extensive website component; the latter has been edited, annotated, and designed according to the same high standards as the bound book component of the anthology, and is accessible by using the passcode obtained with the purchase of one or more of the bound volumes. For the second edition of this volume a considerable number of changes have been made. Henry Fielding’s Tragedy of Tragedies has been added, as has a new section of material from eighteenth-century periodicals. A new Contexts section entitled “Transatlantic Currents” includes writings by such figures as Paine, Franklin, and Price, as well as material on the slave trade. The Contexts sections on “Town and Country” and on “Mind and God, Faith and Science” have also been expanded; a variety of writings on the Royal Society and other scientific matters have been added to the latter. Additional chapters from Equiano’s Interesting Narrative have been added, and there are new selections by Samuel Johnson (including his “Letter to Lord Chesterfield” and facsimile pages from the Dictionary). Book 3 from Gulliver’s Travels has been added; that work now appears in its entirety. There are also additional selections by Pope, Pepys, and Astell. The Castle of Otranto and The Witlings have been moved from the bound book to the website component of the anthology. (Both are available as volumes in the Broadview Editions series, and may be added at a very modest additional cost in a shrink-wrapped combination package.)

Reproductive Biology and Early Life History of Fishes in the Ohio River Drainage

Elassomatidae and Centrarchidae

Author: Robert Wallus,Thomas P. Simon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420003611

Category: Science

Page: 472

View: 9038

This seven-volume series is the most extensive treatise on early life histories of the freshwater fishes of North America. It represents the state-of-the-art in fishery biology and provides a systematic approach to the study of early life histories of all the fishes in this region. Each volume contains distinguishing characteristics and a pictorial guide to the families of fishes in the OR Drainage, followed by chapters on the families. This series fills a gap in the literature, providing information on the spawning habitat requirements, reproductive behavior, and ecological relationships during the first few months of life for most species. This fifth volume examines the family Centrarchidae.