Challenging concepts are presented clearly and in a way that is accessible even to those with a limited background in chemistry. Cell Biology & Biochemistry covers the structure, function and study of cells and their components and is an ideal support volume for a wide range of biology courses.
A fresh approach to teaching evolutionary principles at this level. Students are encouraged to explore and critically evaluate the wealth of evidence for our current understanding of evolution through a variety of engaging and thought-provoking activities. Beginnning with theories for the origin of life, Evolution builds understanding of microevolutionary processes though modeling activities and numerous historical and current case studies. Larger scale evolutionary patterns, including adaptive radiation, convergence and extinction are explained using relevant examples from around the world. The role of humans in evolutionary processes provides the final thought-provoking chapter.
The ideal companion for students of the life sciences. Health & Disease provides comprehensive coverage of human health, human disease and the role of modern medicine in treating and preventing health disorders. Content includes: the nature of disease, defense and immunity, infectious disease and non-infectious disease. Examples describing the use of modern technology diagnosing and treating disease are provided throughout.
A comprehensive treatment of human origins; one of biology’s most controversial and rapidly changing topics. With an engaging treatment of primate biology and comprehensive up-to-date coverage of both human physical and cultural evolution, Human Evolution is the perfect supplement for both biology and anthropology students. This considerably revised edition includes clear explanations of the interpretations and significance of recent fossil finds (e.g. H. floresiensis and Ardi) and examines how modern biochemical analyses are being used to provide new prespectives on the human story.
Microbiology and Biotechnology provides objectives and activities through which students can explore aspects of the microbial world. The essential role of microorganisms in traditional and modern biotechnology is thoroughly covered through a variety of engaging, clearly explained activities. This revision includes new material on the place of genomics in modern biotechnology and examines some of its wider applications. An easy-to-use and relevant resource for today’s student.
This revision includes 25 new activities and a revision of existing material. Many of these new activities replace content that has been superseded by more current and relevant information.
Skills in Biology (3rd edition) provides a suite of meticulously organized and engaging activities aimed at developing the skills essential to all biology students. Comprising 92 separate activities over 156 pages, this resource supports students in developing the practical and analytical skills essential to life sciences.
Clear learning objectives and a wide variety of real-world examples help students to develop confidence in planning and executing investigations, analyzing biological data, and evaluating results. With content for both laboratory and field-based studies, Skills in Biology provides a solid grounding for all disciplines of life science and is invaluable as a resource to nurture critical thinking and encourage both independent and collaborative study.