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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.

032174361X / 9780321743619 Biological Science Plus MasteringBiology with eText -- Access Card Package

Package consists of:

0321743679 / 9780321743671 Biological Science

0321842170 / 9780321842176 MasteringBiology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Biological Science

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321743619
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
  • Publication date: 1/23/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1416
  • Sales rank: 171,466
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Freeman

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

Illustrator, 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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Table of 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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