This laboratory manual is designed for an introductory biology course with a broad survey of basic laboratory techniques. The experiments and procedures are simple,safe,easy to perform,and especially appropriate for large classes. Few experiments require a second class-meeting to complete the procedure. Each exercise includes many photographs,traditional topics,and experiments that help students learn about life. Procedures within each exercise are numerous and discrete so that an exercise can be tailored to the needs of the students,the style of the instructor,and the facilities available.
New to this edition is a Web Site. What we've done is this: Each lab in the manual will have icons indicating what types of activities students will find on the web site. There will be icons for: Essential Study Partner modules,Animations,Activities,Readings,Math Help,BioCourse. Com,and a special password protected section for Instructors that will house the Lab Resource Guide,alternative recipes for lab solutions,and more.
A hefty but eye-catching introductory text for undergraduates, featuring a wealth of color photos and explanatory diagrams, boxed readings on current issues, and descriptions of real-life student projects, as well as chapter summaries and review and discussion questions. Coverage includes energetics, heredity, molecular genetics, viruses, homeostasis, and reproduction. This fourth edition emphasizes evolution and the relevance of biology to everyday life and reinforces conceptual thinking, while offering expanded cell and molecular coverage. CD-ROM, tape, and print supplements are available. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)
Meet the Author
Darrell Vodopich is currently teaching at Baylor University in Waco and has authored the best-selling laboratory manual that accompanies Biology by Raven/Johnson.
In addition to writing numerous articles and textbooks, he is Editor-in-Chief of the American Biology Teacher. Randy was awarded the 1993 Teacher Exemplar Award by the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT). Other awards and honors include a Fulbright Scholarship, a listing in the Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 1986 Most Outstanding Teacher from Baylor University, and 1980 Most Outstanding Teaching Assistant from UCLA. He received his Ph.D. in Plant Development from UCLA