Prescott’s Microbiology 10th Edition
The author team of “Prescott’s Microbiology” continues the tradition of past editions by providing a balanced, comprehensive introduction to all major areas of microbiology. This balance makes Microbiology appropriate for microbiology majors and mixed majors courses. The authors have introduced a number of pedagogical elements designed to facilitate student learning. They also remain focused on readability, artwork, and the integration of several key themes (including evolution, ecology and diversity) throughout the text, making an already superior text even better.
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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.
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INTRODUCTION TO MARINE BIOLOGY sparks curiosity about the marine world and provides an understanding of the process of science. Taking an ecological approach and intended for non-science majors, the text provides succinct coverage of the content while the photos and art clearly illustrate key concepts. Studying is made easy with phonetic pronunciations, a running glossary of key terms, end-of-chapter questions, and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter. The open look and feel of INTRODUCTION TO MARINE BIOLOGY and the enhanced art program convey the beauty and awe of life in the ocean. Twenty spectacular photos open the chapters, piquing the motivation and attention of students, and over 60 photos and pieces of art are new or redesigned.
- The process of science and the way scientists work in the field is emphasized throughout ntroduction to Marine Biology.
- “In Perspective” tables found in each of the marine organism chapters (microorganisms, multicellular producers, sponges, molluscs, fishes, reptiles and birds, marine mammals), summarize key ecological, biological, and taxonomic data for each organism.
- Strong coverage of the physiology and ecology of major marine groups including microbes, viruses, plankton, multicellular algae, plants, and animals.
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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
This write-in workbook is an invaluable resource to help students’ improve their Maths and English skills and help prepare for Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills exams. The real-life questions are all written with a Childcare context to help students find essential Maths and English theory understandable, engaging and achievable. Written by Karen Coombes, lecturer with a wealth of experience in the Childcare industry, this workbook is an effective resource to support Maths and English learning in the classroom, at work and for personal study at home.