Biology: The Dynamic Science / Edition 3

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Overview

Learn how to think and engage like a scientist! BIOLOGY: THE DYNAMIC SCIENCE, Second Edition, provides you with a deep understanding of the core concepts in Biology, building a strong foundation for additional study. In a fresh presentation, the authors explain complex ideas clearly and describe how biologists collect and interpret evidence to test hypotheses about the living world. Russell, Hertz, and McMillan will spark your curiosity about living systems instead of burying it under a mountain of disconnected facts. You will learn what scientists know about the living world, how they know it, and what they still need to learn. The accompanying Aplia for Biology interactively guides you through the thought processes and procedures that scientists use in their research and helps you apply and synthesize content from the text. Overall, you will learn how to think like a scientist and engage in the scientific process yourself.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133587552
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1456
  • Sales rank: 657,505
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter J. Russell received a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Sussex, England, in 1968 and a Ph.D. in Genetics from Cornell University in 1972. He has been a member of the Biology faculty of Reed College since 1972; he is currently a Professor of Biology. He teaches a section of the introductory biology course, a genetics course, an advanced molecular genetics course, and a research literature course on molecular virology. In 1987, he received the Burlington Northern Faculty Achievement Award from Reed College in recognition of his excellence in teaching. Since 1986, he has been the author of a successful genetics textbook; current editions are "iGenetics: A Mendelian Approach, iGenetics: A Molecular Approach," and "Essential iGenetics". He wrote nine of the BioCoach Activities for The Biology Place. Peter Russell's research is in the area of molecular genetics, with a specific interest in characterizing the role of host genes in pathogenic RNA plant virus gene expression; yeast is used as the model host. His research has been funded by agencies including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the American Cancer Society. He has published his research results in a variety of journals, including "Genetics, Journal of Bacteriology, Molecular and General Genetics, Nucleic Acids Research, Plasmid, and Molecular and Cellular Biology." He has a long history of encouraging faculty research involving undergraduates, including co-founding the biology division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) in l985. He was Principal Investigator/Program Director of an NSF Award for the Integration of Research and Education (AIRE) to Reed College, 1998-2002.

Paul E. Hertz was born and raised in New York City. He received a bachelor's degree in Biology at Stanford University in 1972, a master's degree in Biology at Harvard University in 1973, and a doctorate in Biology at Harvard University in 1977. While completing field research for the doctorate, he served on the Biology faculty of the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras. After spending 2 years as an Isaac Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellow at Dalhousie University, Hertz accepted a teaching position at Barnard College, where he has taught since 1979. He was named Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Biology in 2000, and he received The Barnard Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2007. In addition to serving on numerous college committees, Professor Hertz chaired Barnard's Biology Department for 8 years. He is also the Program Director of the Hughes Science Pipeline Project at Barnard, an undergraduate curriculum and research program funded continuously by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 1992. The Pipeline Project includes the Intercollegiate Partnership, a program for local community college students that facilitates their transfer to 4-year colleges and universities. He teaches one semester of the introductory sequence for Biology majors and preprofessional students, lecture and laboratory course in vertebrate zoology and ecology, and a year-long seminar that introduces first-year students to scientific research. Professor Hertz is an animal physiological ecologist with a specific research interest in the thermal biology of lizards. He has conducted fieldwork in the West Indies since the mid-1970s, most recently focusing on the lizards of Cuba. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, and he has published his research in such prestigious journals as "The American Naturalist, Ecology, Nature, Oecologia," and "Proceedings of the Royal Society."

Beverly McMillan has been a science writer for more than 25 years and is coauthor of a college text in human biology, now in its eighth edition. She was worked extensively in educational and commercial publishing, including 8 years in editorial management positions in the college divisions of Random House and McGraw-Hill. In a multifaceted freelance career, Bev also has written or coauthored 10 trade books, as well as story panels for exhibitions at the Science Museum of Virginia and the San Francisco Exploratorium. She has worked as a radio producer and speechwriter for the University of California system and as science writer and media relations advisor for the Virginia Institute of Marine Science of the College of William and Mary. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The Organization of Life 1
1 A View of Life 2
2 Atoms and Molecules: The Chemical Basis of Life 23
3 The Chemistry of Life: Organic Compounds 44
4 Cellular Organization 74
5 Biological Membranes 109
Career Visions: Science Writer 136
Pt. II Energy Transfer Through Living Systems 138
6 The Energy of Life 140
7 Energy-Releasing Pathways and Biosynthesis 162
8 Photosynthesis: Capturing Energy 184
Career Visions: Teacher 205
Pt. III The Continuity of Life: Genetics 208
9 Chromosomes, Mitosis, and Meiosis 210
10 The Basic Principles of Heredity 229
11 DNA: The Carrier of Genetic Information 256
12 RNA and Protein Synthesis: The Expression of Genetic Information 276
13 Gene Regulation: The Control of Gene Expression 299
14 Genetic Engineering 318
15 Human Genetics 335
16 Genes and Development 358
Career Visions: Electron Microscopist 384
Pt. IV Evolution 386
170 Evolution: Mechanism and Evidence 388
18 Population Genetics 409
19 Speciation and Macroevolution 425
20 The Origin and Evolutionary History of Life 446
21 The Evolution of Primates 469
Career Visions: Forensic Scientist 486
Pt. V The Diversity of Life 488
22 The Classification of Organisms 490
23 Viruses and Kingdom Prokaryotae 506
24 The Protist Kingdom 527
25 Kingdom Fungi 547
26 The Plant Kingdom: Seedless Plants 563
27 The Plant Kingdom: Seed Plants 580
28 The Animal Kingdom: Animals Without a Coelom 596
29 The Animal Kingdom: The Coelomate Protostomes 619
30 The Animal Kingdom: The Deuterostomes 644
Career Visions: Medical Illustrator 674
Pt. VI Structure and Life Processes in Plants 676
31 Plant Structure, Growth, and Differentiation 678
32 Leaf Structure and Function 699
33 Stems and Plant Transport 712
34 Roots and Mineral Nutrition 728
35 Reproduction in Flowering Plants 743
36 Plant Hormones and Responses 758
Career Visions: Environmental Lawyer 774
Pt. VII Structures and Life Processes in Animals 776
37 The Animal Body: Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems 778
38 Protection, Support, and Movement: Skin, Skeleton, and Muscle 795
39 Neural Control: Neurons 814
40 Neural Regulation: Nervous Systems 831
41 Sense Organs 858
42 Internal Transport 880
43 Internal Defense: Immunity 907
44 Gas Exchange 932
45 Processing Food and Nutrition 954
46 Osmoregulation and Disposal of Metabolic Wastes 983
47 Endocrine Regulation 1003
48 Reproduction 1027
49 Development 1054
50 Animal Behavior 1081
Career Visions: Naturalist 1104
Pt. VIII Ecology 1106
51 Ecology and the Geography of Life 1108
52 Population Ecology 1126
53 Community Ecology 1142
54 Ecosystems and the Ecosphere 1159
55 Humans in the Environment 1178
Career Visions: Pharmaceutical Sales Representative 1195
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