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Biological Science Exploring the Science of Life

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By: Jon Scott(Author), Gus Cameron(Author), Anne E Goodenough(Author), Dawn Hawkins(Author), Jenny Koenig(Author), Martin Luck(Author), Despo Papachristodoulou(Author), Alison Snape(Author), Kay Yeoman(Author), Mark Goodwin(Author)
1280 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations
Biological Science
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About this book

Biological Science: Exploring the Science of Life responds to the key needs of lecturers and their students by placing a clear central narrative, carefully-structured active learning, and confidence with quantitative concepts and scientific enquiry central to its approach. Written by a team of dedicated and passionate academics, and shaped by feedback from over 55 institutions, its straightforward narrative, reinforced by key concept overview videos for every chapter, communicate key ideas clearly: the right information is provided at the right time, and at the right depth. Its pause and think features, self-check quizzes, and graded end of chapter questions, augmented by flashcards of key terms, directly support active learning. The combination of narrative text and learning features promote a rich, active learning experience: read, watch, and do.

Its combination of Quantitative Toolkits, Scientific Process panels, and the Life and its Exploration chapters provide more insight and support than any other general biology text; they prepare students to engage with this quantitative and experimental discipline with confidence, and set them on a path for success throughout their future studies. With coverage that spans the full scale of biological science – from molecule to ecosystem – and with an approach that fully supports flexible, self-paced learning, Biological Science: Exploring the Science of Life will set you on a path towards a deeper understanding of the key concepts in biology, and a greater appreciation of biology as a dynamic experimental science.

Contents

Life and its Exploration: Foundational Principles
Topic 1: Exploring the science of life
Topic 2: The emergence of life on Earth
Topic 3: Defining Life
Topic 4: Evolutionary processes
Topic 5: The diversity, organisation, and classification of life
Quantitative Toolkits
Quantitative Toolkit 1: Understanding data
Quantitative Toolkit 2: Size and scale
Quantitative Toolkit 3: Describing data
Quantitative Toolkit 4: Ratio and proportion
Quantitative Toolkit 5: Understanding samples
Quantitative Toolkit 6: Designing experiments
Quantitative Toolkit 7: Assessing patterns
Quantitative Toolkit 8: Formulae and equations
Quantitative Toolkit 9: Rates of change

Module 1 LIFE AT THE MOLECULAR LEVEL
1:Building blocks: molecules and macromolecules
2:Energy: powering biochemical processes
3:Information: genes and genomes
4:Mendelian genetics
5:Reading the genome: gene expression and protein synthesis
6:Proteins and proteomes
7:Metabolism: energy capture and release from food
8:Molecular tools and techniques

Module 2 LIFE AT THE CELLULAR LEVEL
9:Characteristics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
10:Cell division in prokaryotes and eukaryotes
11:Microbial diversity
12:The growth, measurement, and visualisation of cells
13:Microbes in life: harnessing their power
14:Microbes as agents of infectious disease
15:Viruses

Module 3 THE HUMAN ORGANISM: TISSUES, ORGANS, AND SYSTEMS
16:Physiology overview
17:Communication and control 1: introducing the nervous and endocrine systems
18:Communication and control 2: sensory systems
19:Communication and control 3: controlling organ systems
20:Muscle and movement
21:Cardiovascular system
22:Respiratory system
23:Exercise physiology
24:Renal system
25:Digestive system
26:Reproductive system
27:Immune system

Module 4 ORGANISMAL DIVERSITY: STRUCTURE, ADAPTATION, AND SURVIVAL
28:The structure of living organisms
29:Body plans
30:Interaction with the external environment
31:Movement, locomotion, and migration
32:Defence against predation and invasion
33:Reproduction and development

Module 5 ORGANISMS IN THEIR ENVIRONMENTS
34:Fundamental concepts: ecology, evolution, species, and speciation
35:Genes: evolutionary change in alleles, genotypes, and phenotypes
36:Populations: quantifying demographics and modelling change
37:Communities: species interactions and biodiversity metrics
38:Ecosystems: abiotic interactions and environmental processes
39:Challenges: key threats to ecosystems
40:Solutions: managing, conserving, and restoring ecosystems

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Biography

Contributors:
- Prof Henderson Cleaves, Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology and Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
- Dr Anne Cunningham, Institute of Health Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam
- Dr Kelly Edmunds, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia
- Dr Paul Elliott, Director of Studies in Biology and Scientific Admissions Tutor, Homerton College University of Cambridge
- Dr Steve Ennion, Associate Professor, Leicester Medical School, University of Leicester
- Dr Gethin Evins, Deputy Head of Department, Department of Life Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University
- Dr Albert Fahrenbach, School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales, Australia
- Dr Heather Felgate, Researcher, Quadram Institute, University of East Anglia
- Dr Joanne Foulkes, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University
- Dr Laetitia Gunton, Life and Geosciences, Australian Museum
- Dr Helen James, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia
- Dr Ian Kay, Formerly Deputy Head of Department, Department of Life Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University
- Dr Laura Mongan, Senior Lecturer in Medical Education and Biomedical Sciences, University of York and The Hull York Medical School
- Dr Kevin Pyke, School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham
- Dr Katherine Sloman, School of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of Scotland
- Prof Jo Spencer, Head of Department, Department of Immunobiology, King's College London

Textbook New
By: Jon Scott(Author), Gus Cameron(Author), Anne E Goodenough(Author), Dawn Hawkins(Author), Jenny Koenig(Author), Martin Luck(Author), Despo Papachristodoulou(Author), Alison Snape(Author), Kay Yeoman(Author), Mark Goodwin(Author)
1280 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations
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