Language : English
Published : 2016-07-07
Pages : 576
Practical Skills in Biomolecular Science 5th Edition
If you are studying the biomolecular sciences – including biochemistry, biomedical sciences, biotechnology, genetics, microbiology and molecular biology – then this book will be an indispensable companion throughout the whole of your degree programme. It provides effective explanation and support for the development of a wide range of laboratory and data analysis skills that you will use time and again during the practical aspects of your studies. This book also gives you a solid grounding in the broader transferable skills, which are increasingly necessary to achieve a high level of academic success.
About the Author
Rob Reed is Adjunct Professor (Education and Science) at Central Queensland University, Australia David Holmes is Associate Dean of the Keith B.Taylor Global Scholars Programme, St George’s University School of Medicine (Grenada), based at Northumbria University, UK. Jonathan Weyers is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Dundee, UK. Allan Jones is Chancellor’s Award Fellow in Ecology, Environmental Science and Zoology at the University of Dundee, UK.
This unique, practical, pocket-sized guide and reference provides every first year bioscience student with all they need to know to prepare reagents correctly and perform fundamental laboratory techniques. It also helps them to analyse their data and present their findings, in addition to directing the reader, via a comprehensive list of references, to relevant further reading All of the core bioscience laboratory techniques are covered including: basic calculations and the preparation of solutions; aseptic techniques; microscopy techniques; cell fractionation; spectrophotometry; chromatography of small and large molecules: electrophoresis of proteins and nucleic acids and data analysis. In addition the book includes clear, relevant diagrams and worked examples of calculations. In short, this is a ‘must-have’ for all first year bioscience students struggling to get to grips with this vitally important element of their course.
A squid with an eye the size of a basketball, a mammal that has venomous spurs; these are the bizarre and unexpected features of the animal world that have us glued to animal TV shows and movies and lining up to visit zoos each year. These are the types of awe-inspiring examples in Integrative Animal Biology that will bring students into a world of wonder. Taking an integrated, systems-based approach to animal biology (invertebrate/vertebrate) this book contains the unusual and surprising examples of biological structures and processes within an evolutionary context that is designed to capture student attention. You can embark on an unparalleled adventure and exploration into the animal world with Integrative Animal Biology.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Tales of Animals Chapter 2: Body Plans, Skeletons, and Development Chapter 3: The Phylogeny of Animal Groups Chapter 4: Evolutionary Processes Chapter 5: Larvae and Life Cycles Chapter 6: History of Animals: Fossils Chapter 7: Locomotion Chapter 8: Feeding Chapter 9: Digestion Chapter 10: Symbiosis and Parasitism Chapter 11: Gaseous Exchange Chapter 12: Circulation Chapter 13: Excretion Chapter 14: Reproduction Chapter 15: Neural Integration Chapter 16: Endocrine Integration Chapter 17: Behaviour Chapter 18: Interactions with Humans
The idea that life is a cosmic, rather than a purely terrestrial phenomenon, has progressed from scientific heresy to mainstream science within the short timespan of a few decades. The theory of cometary panspermia developed by Fred Hoyle and the present author in the 1970’s has been vindicated by a spate of new discoveries in astronomy and biology, and also with startling new evidence of microbial fossils in meteorites and micrometeorites. The recent Kepler Telescope searches for exoplanets have indicated the presence of over 100 billion habitable planets separated by only a few light years, thus making panspermia and the transfer of microbial life between such planets an inevitable fact. The book presents a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the Hoyle-Wickramasinghe theory of cometary panspermia in a manner accessible to a wide general readership.
The first and second editions of Biology, written by Dr. Rob Brooker, Dr. Eric Widmaier, Dr. Linda Graham, and Dr. Peter Stiling, has reached thousands of students and provided them with an outstanding view of the biological world. Now, the third 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 first and second editions, the third 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 direct the students’ learning goals and provide opportunities for assessment, to determine if students understand the concepts.