Language : English
Published : 2017-07-101
Biology 4th International Edition
The previous three editions of BIOLOGY, written by Dr. Rob Brooker, Dr. Eric Widmaier, Dr. Linda Graham, and Dr. Peter Stiling, have reached thousands of students and provided them with an outstanding view of the biological world. Now, the fourth edition has gotten even better! The author team is dedicated to producing the most engaging and current text that is available for undergraduate students who are majoring in biology. The authors want students to be inspired by the field of biology and become critical thinkers. They understand the goal of a professor is to prepare students for future course work, lab experiences, and careers in the sciences. Building on the successes of the previous editions, the fourth edition reflects a focus on core competencies and provides a more learner-centered approach. The strength of an engaging and current text is improved with the addition of new pedagogical features that help develop and strengthen critical thinking skills.
1 An Introduction to Biology
Unit 1 Chemistry
2 The Chemical Basis of Life I: Atoms, Molecules, and Water
3 The Chemical Basis of Life II: Organic Molecules
Unit 2 Cell
4 General Features of Cells
5 Membrane Structure, Synthesis, and Transport
6 An Introduction to Energy, Enzymes, and Metabolism
7 Cellular Respiration, Fermentation, and Secondary Metabolism
9 Cell Communication
Unit 3 Genetics
11 Nucleic Acid Structure, DNA Replication, and Chromosome Structure
12 Gene Expression at the Molecular Level
13 Gene Regulation
14 Mutation, DNA Repair, and Cancer
15 The Eukaryotic Cell Cycle, Mitosis, and Meiosis
16 Simple Patterns of Inheritance
17 Complex Patterns of Inheritance
18 Genetics of Viruses and Bacteria
19 Developmental Genetics
20 Genetic Technology
21 Genomes, Proteomes, and Bioinformatics
Unit 4 Evolution
22 The Origin and History of Life
23 An Introduction to Evolution
24 Population Genetics
25 Origin of Species and Macroevolution
26 Taxonomy and Systematics
Unit 5 Diversity
27 Bacteria and Archaea
29 Plants and the Conquest of Land
30 The Evolution and Diversity of Modern Gymnosperms and Angiosperms
32 An Introduction to Animal Diversity
33 The Invertebrates
34 The Vertebrates
Unit 6 Plants
35 An Introduction to Flowering Plant Form and Function
36 Flowering Plants: Behavior
37 Flowering Plants: Nutrition
38 Flowering Plants: Transport
39 Flowering Plants: Reproduction
Unit 7 Animals
40 Introduction to Animal Form and Function
41 Neuroscience I: Cells of the Nervous System
42 Neuroscience II: Evolution and Function of the Brain and Nervous Systems
43 Neuroscience III: Sensory Systems
44 The Muscular-Skeletal System and Locomotion
45 Nutrition, Digestion, and Absorption
46 Control of Energy Balance, Metabolic Rate, and Body Temperature
47 Circulatory Systems
48 Respiratory Systems
49 Excretory Systems and Salt and Water Balance
50 Endocrine Systems
51 Animal Reproduction
52 Animal Development
53 Immune Systems
Unit 8 Ecology
54 An Introduction to Ecology and Biomes
55 Behavioral Ecology
56 Population Ecology
57 Species Interactions
58 Community Ecology
59 Ecosystems Ecology
60 Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
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Small Animal Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses is the first comprehensive resource on internal medicine written for the veterinary technician. Organized by body system, each chapter discusses pertinent diseases, from clinical signs, diagnostic testing, and prevalence to treatment options and nursing considerations. Published in association with the Academy of Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians, this book offers both a thorough grounding in the foundations of internal medicine for students and new veterinary technicians and detailed, advanced information suitable for experienced veterinary technicians.
Coverage includes an overview of neurological disorders and discussion of the surgical, emergency, and nursing considerations for each condition. This complete reference, which includes a companion website with quizzes, images, and video clips, is essential reading for veterinary technician students, practicing technicians, and those studying for the AIMVT specialty exam.
From the Back Cover
The first book of its kind, the Life Cycle Assessment Handbook: A Guide for Environmentally Sustainable Products will become an invaluable resource for environmentally progressive manufacturers and suppliers, product and process designers, executives and managers, and government officials who want to learn about this essential component of environmental sustainability.
As the last several decades have seen a dramatic rise in the application of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in decision making, the interest in the life cycle concept as an environmental management and sustainability tool continues to grow. The LCA Handbook offers a look at the role that life cycle information, in the hands of companies, governments, and consumers, may have in improving the environmental performance of products and technologies. It concisely and clearly presents the various aspects of LCA in order to help the reader better understand the subject.
The content of the book was designed with a certain flow in mind. After a high-level overview to describe current views and state-of-the-practice of LCA, it presents chapters that address specific LCA methodological issues including creating life cycle inventory, life cycle impact assessment, and capturing eco-systems services. These are followed by example applications of LCA in the agri-food industry; sustainable supply chain management; solid waste management; mining and mineral extraction; forest products; buildings; product innovation; and sustainable chemistry and engineering.
The international success of the sustainability paradigm needs the participation of many stakeholders, including citizens, corporations, academia, and NGOs. The handbook links LCA and responsible decision making and how the life cycle concept is a critical element in environmental sustainability. It covers issues such as building capacity in developing countries and emerging economies so that they are more capable of harnessing the potential in LCA for sustainable development. Governments play a very important role with the leverage they have through procurement, regulation, international treaties, tax incentives, public outreach, and other policy tools. This compilation points to the clear trend for incorporating life cycle information into the design and development processes for products and policies, just as quality and safety concerns are now addressed throughout product design and development.
In this outstanding new handbook:
- A team of international experts leads you step by step through the entire LCA process
- You will learn how to improve the environmental profile of your company’s products and processes with life cycle, cradle-to-grave thinking
- Real-world examples and case studies illustrate how you can use LCA to make sound decisions that lead to more environmentally sustainable choices
- You will hear the experts discuss how holistic thinking can lead to better policymaking, product and process innovation, supplier selection, eco-labeling, and more
Engineers, managers, economists, government policymakers, and scientists throughout industry and economists and engineers working in sustainability, whether in industry or research.
About the Author
MARY ANN CURRAN, PhD, is an internationally recognized expert in the field of life cycle assessment and management. She began working on LCA methodology in 1990 at the U.S. EPA’s National Risk Management Research Laboratory in Cincinnati, Ohio. An author of numerous papers and book chapters on LCA, she has been instrumental in advancing LCA awareness worldwide and has presented her LCA-related research at technical meetings around the world. She serves on the editorial boards of multiple journals on LCA and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
An original account of willful ignorance and how this principle relates to modern probability and statistical methods
Through a series of colorful stories about great thinkers and the problems they chose to solve, the author traces the historical evolution of probability and explains how statistical methods have helped to propel scientific research. However, the past success of statistics has depended on vast, deliberate simplifications amounting to willful ignorance, and this very success now threatens future advances in medicine, the social sciences, and other fields. Limitations of existing methods result in frequent reversals of scientific findings and recommendations, to the consternation of both scientists and the lay public.
Willful Ignorance: The Mismeasure of Uncertainty exposes the fallacy of regarding probability as the full measure of our uncertainty. The book explains how statistical methodology, though enormously productive and influential over the past century, is approaching a crisis. The deep and troubling divide between qualitative and quantitative modes of research, and between research and practice, are reflections of this underlying problem. The author outlines a path toward the re-engineering of data analysis to help close these gaps and accelerate scientific discovery.
Willful Ignorance: The Mismeasure of Uncertainty presents essential information and novel ideas that should be of interest to anyone concerned about the future of scientific research. The book is especially pertinent for professionals in statistics and related fields, including practicing and research clinicians, biomedical and social science researchers, business leaders, and policy-makers.
Measurement is an essential activity in every branch of technology and science and as such forms part of degree, diploma and certificate courses in engineering and applied science.The fourth edition of this respected and successful text has been extensively extended and updated to include new developments in measurement devices and technology. It provides a coherent and integrated approach to the topic, covering main techniques and devices used, together with relevant theory and applications, for both mechanical and electronic systems.~It is divided into three parts, covering the general principles, followed by the typical elements of measurement systems, and then moving on to current and emerging specialised techniques which have important industrial applications. ~Key features:*New chapter on Intelligent Multivariable Measurement Systems *Incorporates increased coverage on solid state sensors*New material on structure, software and applications of microcontrollers*A completely revised chapter on Data Presentation*Additional problems have been added at a basic and introductory level*Solutions manual~This book is aimed at students taking modules in measurement and instrumentation as part of degree courses in instrumentation/control, mechanical, manufacturing, electrical, electronic, chemical engineering and applied physics as well as students on HNC/HND and foundation degree courses on measurement and instrumentation. This text is also suitable for professional and technical engineers working in the measurement and control discipline.~John P. Bentley is Emeritus Professor of Measurement Systems at the University of Teesside