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Biological Science, Volume 3: How Plants & Animals Work

Textbook

Series: Biological Science (Freeman) Volume: 3

By: Scott Freeman (Author), Kim Quillin (Author), Lizabeth Allison (Author)

576 pages, colour illustrations, colour tables

Benjamin-Cummings

Paperback | Jan 2013 | Edition: 5 | #210975 | ISBN-13: 9780321841827
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About this book

Supports and motivates you as you learn to think scientifically and use the skills of a biologist. Scott Freeman's Biological Science is beloved for its Socratic narrative style, its emphasis on experimental evidence, and its dedication to active learning. In the Fifth Edition, the author team has expanded to include new members-bringing a fresh focus on accuracy and currency, and multiplying the dedication to active learning by six. Research indicates that true mastery of content requires a move away from memorization towards active engagement with the material in a focused, personal way. Biological Science is the first introductory biology text designed to equip you with a strategy to accurately assess your level of understanding, predict your performance, and identify the types of cognitive skills that need improvement.


Contents

1. Biology and the Tree of Life

I. 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

II. CELL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION
7. Inside the Cell
8. Energy and Enzymes: An Introduction to Metabolic Pathways
9. Cellular Respiration and Fermentation
10. Photosynthesis
11. Cell-Cell Interactions
12. The Cell Cycle

III. GENE STRUCTURE AND EXPRESSION
13. Meiosis
14. Mendel and the Gene
15. DNA and the Gene: Synthesis and Repair
16. How Genes Work
17. Transcription, RNA Processing, and Translation
18. Control of Gene Expression in Bacteria
19. Control of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes
20. Analyzing and Engineering Genes
21. Genomics and Beyond

IV. DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
22. Principles of Development
23. An Introduction to Animal Development
24. An Introduction to Plant Development

V. EVOLUTIONARY PROCESSES AND PATTERNS
25. Evolution by Natural Selection
26. Evolutionary Processes
27. Speciation
28. Phylogenies and the History of Life

VI. THE DIVERSIFICATION OF LIFE
29. Bacteria and Archaea
30. Protists
31. Green Algae and Land Plants
32. Fungi
33. An Introduction to Animals
34. Protostome Animals
35. Deuterostome Animals
36. Viruses

VII. HOW PLANTS WORK
37. Plant Form and Function
38. Water and Sugar Transport in Plants
39. Plant Nutrition
40. Plant Sensory Systems, Signals, and Responses
41. Plant Reproduction

VIII. HOW ANIMALS WORK
42. Animal Form and Function
43. Water and Electrolyte Balance in Animals
44. Animal Nutrition
45. Gas Exchange and Circulation
46. Animal Nervous Systems
47. Animal Sensory Systems
48 Animal Movement
49. Chemical Signals in Animals
50. Animal Reproduction
51. The Immune System in Animals

IX. ECOLOGY
52. An Introduction to Ecology
53. Behavioral Ecology
54. Population Ecology
55. Community Ecology
56. Ecosystems and Global Ecology
57. Biodiversity and Conservation


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Biography

Scott Freeman received his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Washington and was subsequently awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular Evolution at Princeton University. His current research focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning and he recently published two papers on his work: (1) how active learning and peer teaching techniques increase student learning and improve performance in introductory biology (Freeman, S., E. O'Connor, J.W. Parks, M. Cunningham, D. Hurley, D. Haak, C. Dirks, and M.P. Wenderoth. 2007. Prescribed active learning increases performance in introductory biology. CBE-Life Sciences Education 6: 132-139.); and (2) how the levels of exam questions vary among introductory biology courses, standardized post-graduate entrance exams, and professional school courses (Zheng, A.Y., J.K. Lawhorn, T. Lumley, and S. Freeman. 2007. Applications of Bloom's Taxonomy Debunks the "MCAT Myth." Science, 25 January 2008: 414-415).

Kim Quillin, combines expertise in biology and information design to create lucid visual representations of biological principles. She received her B.A. in Biology at Oberlin College and her Ph.D. in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley (as a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow), and has taught undergraduate biology at both schools. Students and instructors alike have praised Kim's illustration programs for Biological Science, as well as Biology: A Guide to the Natural World, by David Krogh, and Biology: Science for Life, by Colleen Belk and Virginia Borden, for their success at the visual communication of biology. Kim is a lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences at Salisbury University.

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