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Biology Today: An Issues Approach

Textbook

By: E Minkoff and P Baker

768 pages, Col photos and illus

Garland Science

Paperback | Dec 2004 | Edition: 3 | #144277 | ISBN: 0815341571
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Paperback | Dec 2000 | Edition: 2 | #124696 | ISBN: 0815340338
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Paperback | Dec 2000 | Edition: 2 | #113801 | ISBN: 0815327609
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About this book

Innovative approach to teaching biology to life sciences undergraduates. Designed to combine the teaching of biological concepts within the context of current social issues, Biology Today encourages introductory biology students to think critically about the role that science plays in their world.


Contents

Biology as a science; ethics and social decision making; genes, chromosomes and DNA; human genetics; evolution; variation among human populations; the population explosion; sociobiology and reproductive strategies; nutrition affects health; cancer and cancer therapy; brain functions and malfunctions; the use and abuse of drugs; the mind-body connection; AIDS and HIV; plants and crop production; biodiversity, extinction, and endangered habitats.

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Biography

Eli C. Minkoff is Professor of Biology at Bates College. He received his bachelor's degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Columbia University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. A member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Society for the Study of Evolution, Dr Minkoff has published several books as well as many articles in scholarly journals and encyclopedic reference works. Pamela J. Baker is Professor of Biology at Bates College. She holds two Bachelor of Science degrees (from the University of Wales at Swansea, Magna Cum Laude, and from Bates College, Cum Laude). She also holds an M.A. and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her research focuses on the function of the immune system in bone diseases such as periodontal disease and on the investigation of new antimicrobial agents.

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