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Principles of Life free pdf Principles of Life cuts through the thicket of excessive detail and factual minutiae to focus on what matters most in the study of biology today. Students explore the most essential biological ideas and information in the context of the field's defining experiments, and are actively engaged in analyzing research data. The result is a textbook that is hundreds of pages shorter (and significantly less expensive) than the current majors introductory books. Key features and benefits include: OPENING STORIES Capture attention from the outset with a story that sets up an interesting question in a recognizable real-world context (How does caffeine work at the cell membrane?). Students revisit this question and its answer at the end of the chapter, having learned the necessary information to comprehend it. KEY CONCEPTS * Each chapter is organized into sections, each of which explores a single essential concept in light of established facts and relevant experimental evidence. * A 'Key Concepts' list begins each chapter. * 'Do You Understand the Concept?' questions conclude each section, progressing from simple recall questions to questions that require critical thinking at higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. * 'Apply the Concept' critical thinking exercises, embedded in the chapter, ask students to interpret data and draw conclusions. These exercises can be used in class or assigned as homework. * A Summary provides a thorough review of the chapter content, including key figures, and directs students to relevant resources online. RESEARCH TOOLS This feature focuses on techniques and quantitative methods scientists use to investigate biological systems. INVESTIGATION SKILLS * 'Investigation' figures describe a key experiment's hypothesis, methods, results, and conclusion. * 'Analyze the Data' are additional sections where students analyze real data from the experiments. * 'Working with Data' exercises turn these figures into in-class inquiry problems, discussions, or homework assignments. They contain associated questions and expanded materials that are available online. FRONTIERS FEATURE In each chapter, these real-world applications of important concepts introduce students to fascinating ongoing avenues of research. TEACHABLE ART Investigation figures describe a key experiment's hypothesis, methods, results, and conclusion. Balloon Captions in the figures help students understand the story at a glance, without necessarily relying on the associated text. TERMINOLOGY LINKS These cross-references show students the integrative nature of biology by referring them to a more thorough discussion of a key term elsewhere in the book. (This title may not be available in all areas. Please contact your representative for more information.)

About David M. Hillis

DAVID M. HILLIS is the Alfred W. Roark Centennial Professor in Integrative Biology and the Director of the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at the University of Texas at Austin, USA, where he also has directed the School of Biological Sciences. He has taught courses in introductory biology, genetics, evolution, systematics, and biodiversity. He served on the National Research Council committee that wrote the report BIO 2010: Transforming Undergraduate Biology Education for Research Biologists. His research interests span much of evolutionary biology, including experimental studies of evolving viruses, empirical studies of natural molecular evolution, applications of phylogenetics, analyses of biodiversity, and evolutionary modeling. DAVID E. SADAVA is the Pritzker Family Foundation Professor of Biology, Emeritus, at the Keck Science Center of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps, three of The Claremont Colleges, USA. In addition, he is Adjunct Professor of Cancer Cell Biology at the City of Hope Medical Center. Twice winner of the Huntoon Award for superior teaching, Dr. Sadava has taught courses on introductory biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, plant biology, and cancer biology. For the past 15 years, he has investigated multi-drug resistance in human small-cell lung carcinoma cells with a view to understanding and overcoming this clinical challenge, and his current work focuses on new anti-cancer agents from plants. H. CRAIG HELLER is the Lorry I. Lokey/Business Wire Professor in Biological Sciences and Human Biology at Stanford University, USA. Dr. Heller is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a recipient of the Walter J. Gores Award for excellence in teaching. His research is on the neurobiology of sleep and circadian rhythms, mammalian hibernation, the regulation of body temperature, the physiology of human performance, and the neuro-biology of learning. Dr. Heller has done research on a huge variety of animals and physiological problems ranging from sleeping kangaroo rats, diving seals, hibernating bears, photoperiodic hamsters, and exercising athletes. He has extended his enthusiasm for promoting active learning through the development of new curricula and Virtual labs for physiology. MARY V. PRICE is Professor of Biology, Emerita, at the University of California, Riverside and Adjunct Professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona. She has developed and taught general biology and ecology courses from introductory (majors and non-majors) to graduate levels. Her research focuses on understanding the ecology of North American deserts and mountains. She has asked why so many desert rodents can coexist, how best to conserve endangered kangaroo rat species, how pollinators and herbivores influence floral evolution and plant population dynamics, and how climate change affects ecological systems.

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Author : David M. Hillis
Publisher : W.H.Freeman
Data Published : 12 May 2011
ISBN : 1429286571
EAN : 9781429286572
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 900 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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