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Principles of Biology / by Crawford, Christina A.,editor.;
10-A.Provides students and researchers with an easy-to-understand introduction to the field of biology.Includes bibliographical references and index.Publisher's Note -- Editor's Introduction -- Activation energy -- Active transport -- Aging -- Amino acids -- Anatomy -- Animal kingdom -- Apes to hominids -- Artificial organs -- Asexual reproduction -- Biochemical engineering -- Biochemistry -- Bioengineering -- Biology -- Bionics and biomedical engineering -- Biophysics -- Bioprocess engineering -- Biosynthetics -- Birth -- Bone and cartilage -- Brain -- Cannibalism -- Cardiology -- Cell and tissue engineering -- Cell communication -- Cell organelles -- Cell specialization -- Cell types -- Cellular respiration -- Circulatory systems of vertebrates -- Cleavage, gastrulation, and neurulation -- Cloning -- Copulation -- CRISPR-Cas9 -- Cryogenics -- Death and dying -- Defense mechanisms -- Demographics -- Dentistry -- Deoxyribose nucleic acid -- Dermatology and dermatopathology -- Diffusion -- Digestion -- Digestive tract -- Diseases. -- DNA analysis. -- DNA/RNA synthesis -- DNA/RNA transcription -- Egg production -- Embryology -- Emotions. -- Endocrine systems of vertebrates -- Endocrinology -- Endocytosis and exocytosis -- Enzyme engineering -- Eukaryotes and prokaryotes -- Evolution: animal life -- Evolution: historical perspective -- Eyes -- Fertilization -- Forensic science -- Fur and hair -- Gametogenesis -- Gastroenterology -- Gene flow -- Genetics -- Geriatrics and gerontology -- Growth -- Hematology -- Histology -- Homeostasis -- Hominids -- Homo sapiens and human diversification -- Human evolution analysis -- Human genetic engineering -- Human-computer interaction -- Hydrophilic and hydrophobic -- Hypnosis. -- Immune system -- Immunology and vaccination.Intelligence -- Kinesiology -- Lactation -- Lactic acid fermentation -- Life spans -- Metabolic engineering -- Multicellularity -- Mutations -- Natural selection -- Neanderthals -- Nephrology -- Neural engineering -- Neurology -- Noses -- Nutrient requirements -- Obstetrics and gynecology -- Optometry -- Orthopedics -- Osmoregulation -- Osmosis -- Parasitology -- Pathology -- Placental mammals -- Polymers and monomers -- Protein synthesis -- Proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids -- Pulmonary medicine -- Reproduction -- Reproductive science and engineering -- Reproductive system of female mammals -- Reproductive system of male mammals -- Respiration and low oxygen -- Respiratory system -- RNA/protein translation -- RNAase -- Sex differences: evolutionary origin -- Sexual development -- Skin -- Smell -- Stem cell research and technology -- The Hardy-Weinberg law of genetic equilibrium -- Thermoregulation -- Tool use -- Toxicology -- Tribology -- Urology -- Virology -- Vision -- Zoology -- Glossary -- The Last Twenty Years of Nobel Prize winners in Biological Studies -- Body Systems -- Bibliography -- Subject Index.
Subjects: Biology.; Biology.;
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The smart guide to biology / by Maczulak, Anne.;
pt. I. Cells -- 1. The cell -- Our common ancestor -- Chemicals to cells -- The two types of cells -- Basic cell structure -- Membranes -- Cytoplasm -- Genetic material -- 2. How the first cells emerged on Earth -- Carbon -- The first organic molecules -- How chemicals lead to life -- Amino acids and proteins -- Protein structure -- Ribonucleic acid (RNA) -- Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) -- The first cell -- 3. The prokaryotic cell -- Bacteria and archaea -- Inside prokaryotes -- Outside prokaryotes -- Diversity in prokaryotes -- Extremophiles -- Cyanobacteria -- The domains of living things -- 4. The eukaryotic cell -- The first eukaryotes -- What is an organelle? -- Protists -- Algae -- Diatoms -- Water molds, white rusts, and downy mildews -- Protozoa -- Algae lead to the first green plants -- 5. How your cells work -- Biological membranes -- Lipid bilayer -- How substances go through membranes -- Energy generation in membranes -- How membranes help cells communicate -- Mitochondria -- The nucleus -- Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) -- Golgi apparatus -- Other parts of your cells -- Peroxisomes -- Lysosomes -- 6. How cells communicate -- Chemotaxis -- Quorum sensing -- Multicellular organisms -- Cell signaling -- Neurons -- Controlling gene expression -- pt. II. Energy -- 7. Introduction to metabolism -- Enzymes -- How enzymes run chemical reactions -- Coenzymes -- Regulating enzymes -- Anabolism and catabolism -- Equilibrium -- ATP : the cell's energy currency -- How ATP stores energy -- How ATP performs work -- How ATP regenerates -- 8. Respiration -- How we get energy from organic fuel -- Glycolysis -- Krebs cycle=citric acid cycle=tricarboxylic acid cycle -- Electron transport -- Phosphorylation : big word and big meaning -- Oxygen -- Respiration's ATP output -- 9. Fermentation -- Getting energy without using oxygen -- Types of fermentation -- Alcohol fermentation -- Lactic acid fermentation -- Mixed acid fermentation -- 10. Photosynthesis -- Photosynthetic organisms -- Cyanobacteria -- Chloroplasts -- Light and photosynthetic pigments -- Photosynthesis in bacteria -- Photosynthesis' two stages -- Light reactions -- Dark reactions -- pt. III. Basics of genetics -- 11. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and chromosomes -- Your cells' DNA -- Complementary strands -- The genetic alphabet -- What is a gene? -- How DNA replicates -- Chromosomes -- How chromosomes control the traits you inherit -- 12. The cell cycle -- Cell division -- Cell division in prokaryotes -- Cell division in eukaryotes -- Mitosis -- The importance of cell cycles -- A typical cell cycle -- How nature controls cell cycles -- Cancer : when the cell cycle goes out of control -- 13. Genetic information travels from genes to proteins -- What does gene expression mean? -- RNA's job in transcription -- RNA's job in translation -- The genetic code -- Other components of gene expression -- Protein : the final product -- 14. Genetics and inheritance -- Heredity, genetics, and inheritance -- Mendelian genetics -- Law of segregation -- Law of independent assortment -- Following traits through generations -- Recessive and dominant traits -- How genes are linked on chromosomes -- Sex-linked genes --pt. IV. Adaptation and evolution -- 15. Mutation and other genetic errors -- What is mutation? -- Types of mutation -- What causes mutations? -- Mutation rate -- How mutation leads to adaptation -- An introduction to natural selection -- 16. Evolution and extinction -- Even the theory of evolution evolved! -- Catastrophism -- Gradualism -- Lamarck's ideas on evolution -- Darwin's theory of evolution -- The origin of species -- The relationship between evolution and biodiversity -- Extinction -- Types of extinction -- 17. How we organize species -- Phylogeny, systematics, and taxonomy! Oh my! -- How hierarchies work -- Domains -- Kingdoms -- A taxonomist's life -- How humans fit into taxonomy -- pt. V. Prokaryotes, eukaryotes, and viruses -- 18. Single-celled organisms : bacteria and archaea -- Archaea -- Sulfur users -- Methane producers -- Halophiles -- Archaea without cell walls -- Bacteria -- Photosynthetic bacteria -- Proteobacteria -- Spirochetes -- Purple and green sulfur and nonsulfur bacteria -- Mycobacteria -- Micoplasma -- 19. Algae, protists, and fungi -- Algae -- Protists -- Slime molds -- Fungi -- Multicellular fungi -- Mushrooms -- MOlds -- Yeasts -- 20. Viruses -- Meet a virus -- Bacteriophages : viruses that attack bacteria -- Virus size -- How we classify viruses -- How viruses infect -- The lytic cycle of virus infection -- The lysogenic cycle of virus infection -- Viral diseases -- Other nonliving particles in biology -- Viroids -- Prions -- pt. VI. Complex animals -- 21. Invertebrates -- Characteristics of early organisms -- Sponges : exceptions to the animal body plan -- Invertebrates that do not look like animals -- Invertebrates that look like animals -- Chordata -- 22. The animal body : the nervous system and circulation -- Tissue structure and function -- Epithelial tissue -- Muscle tissue -- Connective tissue -- Nerve tissue -- Body metabolism : how it all works together -- Ecotherms and endotherms -- Thermoregulation -- The nervous system -- Neurons and glia -- The circulatory system -- Open and closed circulatory systems -- Blood vessels -- Blood -- 23. The animal body : the endocrine, immune, and sensory systems -- The endocrine system -- Endocrine glands -- Hormones -- Pheromones -- The immune system -- Components of the immune system -- Cells of the immune system -- Antibodies -- Natural immunity -- Acquired immunity -- The sensory system -- Types of sensory receptors -- Components of the sensory system -- 24. The basics of animal reproduction -- Reproductive cycles -- Asexual reproduction in animals -- Fertilization -- Parts of the female reproductive system -- Parts of the male reproductive system -- Breeding --VII. Plants -- 25. The plant body and plant growth -- Plant diversity -- Early plant life -- Mosses -- Ferns -- Vascular plants -- Anatomy of a plant -- Roots -- Stems -- Leaves -- 26. Seeds and plant life cycles -- What is a plant life cycle? -- Seeds -- Why seeds are important to us -- Life cycle of seed plants -- 27. Flowers, fruits, and pollination -- Parts of a flower -- Carpels -- The stigma -- Stamens -- Other parts of a flower -- Classifying flowers -- Pollination -- Insects and pollination -- Fruits -- An angiosperm life cycle -- 28. Plant sensory and defense systems -- Nature's stimuli sensed by plants -- Plant hormones -- Fruit growth and ripening -- Types of plant defenses -- Plant defenses against herbivores -- Plant defenses against pathogens -- pt. VIII. Environment and ecology -- 29. Environments -- The Earth's environments -- Soil environments -- Water environments -- Ecosystems -- 30. Ecology -- How humans fit into Earth ecology -- Human activities and ecology -- How species interact -- Nutrients cycle through Earth's ecosystems -- Prey and predators -- Biodiversity -- Biodiversity and ecosystems -- Climate and biodiversity -- Deforestation and desertification -- 31. Biodiversity -- The world's biodiversity hotspots -- Endemism -- Ways of protecting biodiversity -- Threats to biodiversity -- The value of biodiversity -- Indicator species -- 32. Today's biology -- Different types of biology -- Molecular biology -- Genomics -- Proteomics -- Conservation biology -- 33. The new frontiers in disease fighting -- How new technologies are developed -- Biotechnology -- Today's new technologies in disease fighting -- Biologics -- Gene therapy -- Which diseases will new technologies target first? -- 34. How to understand biology in the news -- How scientists talk -- Knowing a little statistics can't hurt -- How to spot junk science -- Our perception of biology -- Glossary.The complete roadmap to understanding how the body works, its origins, development, components and ingredients. Unusual blend of science, theory and what it all means. Beginning with how the first cells emerged on Earth, this handy guide gives you clear insight into how organisms work, play, adapt and evolve. Meet DNA and proteins, genetics and inheritance, bacteria, algae, plants, animals, and lots more.
Subjects: Biology.;
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Principles of biology / by Crawford, Christina A.,1983-editor.;
Edition statement supplied by publisher.Includes bibliographical references and index.Activation energy -- Active transport -- Aging -- Amino acids -- Anatomy -- Animal kingdom -- Apes to hominids -- Artificial organs -- Asexual reproduction -- Biochemical engineering -- Biochemistry -- Bioengineering -- Biology -- Bionics and biomedical engineering -- Biophysics -- Bioprocess engineering -- Biosynthetics -- Birth -- Bone and cartilage -- Brain -- Cannibalism -- Cardiology -- Cell and tissue engineering -- Cell communication -- Cell organelles -- Cell specialization -- Cell types -- Cellular respiration -- Circulatory systems of vertebrates -- Cleavage, gastrulation, and neurulation -- Cloning -- Copulation -- CRISPR-cas9 -- Cryogenics -- Death and dying -- Defense mechanisms -- Demographics -- Dentistry -- Deoxyribose nucleic acid -- Dermatology and dermatopathology -- Diffusion -- Digestion -- Digestive tract -- Diseases -- DNA analysis -- DNA/RNA synthesis -- DNA/RNA transcription -- Egg production -- Embryology -- Emotions -- Endocrine systems of vertebrates -- Endocrinology -- Endocytosis and exocytosis -- Enzyme engineering -- Eukaryotes and prokaryotes -- Evolution: animal life -- Evolution: historical perspective -- Eyes -- Fertilization -- Forensic science -- Fur and hair -- Gametogenesis -- Gastroenterology -- Gene flow -- Genetics -- Geriatrics and gerontology -- Growth -- Hematology -- Histology -- Homeostasis -- Hominids -- Homo sapiens and human diversification -- Human evolution analysis -- Human genetic engineering -- Human-computer interaction -- Hydrophilic and hydrophobic -- HypnosisImmune system -- Immunology and vaccination -- Intelligence -- Kinesiology -- Lactation -- Lactic acid fermentation -- Life spans -- Metabolic engineering -- Multicellularity -- Mutations -- Natural selection -- Neanderthals -- Nephrology -- Neural engineering -- Neurology -- Noses -- Nutrient requirements -- Obstetrics and gynecology -- Optometry -- Orthopedics -- Osmoregulation -- Osmosis -- Parisitology -- Pathology -- Placental mammals -- Polymers and monomers -- Protein synthesis -- Proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids -- Pulmonary medicine -- Reproduction -- Reproductive science and engineering -- Reproductive system of female mammals -- Reproductive system of male mammals -- Respiration and low oxygen -- Respiratory system -- RNA/protein translation -- RNAase -- Sex differences: evolutionary origin -- Sexual development -- Skin -- Smell -- Stem cell research and technology -- The Hardy-Weinberg law of genetic equilibrium -- Thermoregulation -- Tool use -- Toxicology -- Tribology -- Urology -- Virology -- Vision -- Zoology -- Glossary -- The last twenty years of Nobel prize winners in biological studies -- Body systems.Provides students and researchers with an easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals of biology.
Subjects: Biology.;
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Life in the soil : a guide for naturalists and gardeners / by Nardi, James B.,1948-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-277) and index.
Subjects: Soil biology.;
© 2007., University of Chicago Press,
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Henderson's dictionary of biology / by Lawrence, Eleanor,1949-;
"With over 22,000 entries, Henderson's Dictionary of Biology continues to be an essential reference for students, teachers and researchers within any of the biological sciences. This fourteenth edition has updated and revised many existing definitions, and has included new terms from exciting areas such as bioinformatics, proteomics, and genomics"--Publisher's description.
Subjects: Biology; Biology.;
© 2011., Benjamin Cummings/Pearson,
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The greatest show on earth : the evidence for evolution / by Dawkins, Richard,1941-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [439]-454) and index.Only a theory? -- Dogs, cows, and cabbages -- The primrose path to macro-evolution -- Silence and slow time -- Before our very eyes -- Missing link? What do you mean, 'missing'? -- Missing persons? Missing no longer -- You did it yourself in nine months -- The ark of the continents -- The tree of cousinship -- History written all over us -- Arms races and 'evolutionary theodicy' -- There is grandeur in this view of life -- Appendix. The history-deniers.
Subjects: Evolution (Biology);
© 2010., Free Press,
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The fact of evolution / by Smith, Cameron McPherson,1967-;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Nullius in verba -- The fact of replication -- The fact of variation -- The fact of selection -- The fact of speciation -- The fact of evolution -- Evolution in action -- The mirror-house of evolution -- The grand illusion.Evolution is often described as a "theory." While this is certainly technically true, it is misleading to dismiss evolution as "just a theory" (an unfounded idea), as opponents of evolution like to do. In this work of popular science, the author, an anthropologist demonstrates that there are few more well-established facts in the scientific canon than that life evolved on Earth. The book presents an introduction to evolution, using examples from different species to show how replication, variation, and selection are the three factors needed for evolution, but emphasizing that the outcome of the process is not always predictable. The book also covers new discoveries, many of which have occurred in the last twenty years.
Subjects: Evolution (Biology);
© 2011., Prometheus Books,
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Marine biology : a very short introduction / by Mladenov, Philip V.,;
Includes bibliographical references and index.The marine environment -- Marine biological processes -- Life in the coastal ocean -- Polar marine biology -- Marine life in the tropics -- Deep-ocean biology -- Intertidal life -- Food from the oceans.The marine environment is the largest, most important, and yet most mysterious habitat on our planet. It contains more than 99% of the world's living space, produces half of its oxygen, plays a critical role in regulating its climate, and supports a remarkably diverse and exquisitely adapted array of life forms, from microscopic viruses, bacteria, and plankton to the largest existing animals. In this unique Very Short Introduction, biologist Philip Mladenov provides a comprehensive overview of marine biology, offering a tour of marine life and marine processes that ranges from the polar oceans to tropical coral reefs, and from shoreline mollusks to deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Mladenov also looks at a number of factors that pose a significant threat to the marine environment and to many of its life forms-threats such as overfishing, coastal development, plastic pollution, oil spills, nutrient pollution, the spread of exotic species, and the emission of climate changing greenhouse gases. Throughout the book he successfully weaves around the principles of marine biology a discussion of the human impacts on the oceans and the threats these pose to our welfare.
Subjects: Marine biology.;
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Why evolution is true / by Coyne, Jerry A.,1949-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-270) and index.Presents the many threads of modern work in genetics, paleontology, geology, molecular biology, and anatomy that demonstrate the indelible stamp of the evolutionary processes first proposed by Darwin.
Subjects: Evolution (Biology);
© 2009., Viking,
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Evolution : what everyone needs to know / by Dunbar, R. I. M.(Robin Ian MacDonald),1947-author.;
Evolution is one of the most important processes in life. It not only explains the detailed history of life on earth, but its scope also extends into many aspects of our own contemporary behavior-who we are and how we got to be here, our psychology, our cultures-and greatly impacts modern advancements in medicine and conservation biology. Perhaps its most important claim for science is its ability to provide an overarching framework that integrates the many life sciences into a single unified whole. Yet, evolution-evolutionary biology in particular-has been, and continues to be, regarded with suspicion by many. Understanding how and why evolution works, and what it can tell us, is perhaps the single most important contribution to the public perception of science.This book provides an overview of the basic theory and showcases how widely its consequences reverberate across the life sciences, the social sciences and even the humanities. In this book, Robin Dunbar uses examples drawn from plant life, animals and humans to illustrate these processes. Evolutionary science has important advantages. Most of science deals with the microscopic world that we cannot see and invariably have difficulty understanding, but evolution deals with the macro-world in which we live and move. That invariably makes it much easier for the lay audience to appreciate, understand and enjoy. Evolution: What Everyone Needs to Know® takes a broad approach to evolution, dealing both with the core theory itself and its impact on different aspects of the world we live in, from the iconic debates of the nineteenth century, to viruses and superbugs, to human evolution and behavior. -- provided by publisher.Description based on print version record.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Evolution (Biology);
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