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Biological Science Plus MasteringBiology with eText -- Access Card Package (4th Edition)
Scott Freeman offers college and university students a motivating resource in his textbook Biological Science with MasteringBiologyÂ® (4th Edition), ISBN 9780321597960. The integration of the Socratic approach and a one-of-a-kind writing style, challenges readers to not only learn about biology but to think like a biologist. Student-centered learning is...
Scott Freeman offers college and university students a motivating resource in his textbook Biological Science with MasteringBiologyÂ® (4th Edition), ISBN 9780321597960. The integration of the Socratic approach and a one-of-a-kind writing style, challenges readers to not only learn about biology but to think like a biologist. Student-centered learning is the focus of this book with a myriad of features offering hands-on application and thorough support of concepts presented. The offered exercises in this book are crafted to progressively build in their level of difficulty as the student's capacity of the concepts increase accordingly. Scott Freeman, holding a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Washington, was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular Evolution at Princeton University. He has performed extensive research in various areas including his most current research focusing on the scholarship of teaching and learning on which he recently published two papers. Freeman organizes the concepts of Biological Science with MasteringBiologyÂ® (4th Edition) across nine extensive sections comprised of 55 chapters. An introductory chapter starts this book with a look at 'Biology and the Tree of Life' followed by section I diving into 'The Molecules of Life.' These chapters devote themselves to topics such as water and carbon, protein structure and function, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, lipids, membranes, and the first cells. Section II presents coverage of 'Cell Structure and Function' with chapters discussing cell interactions, cellular respiration and fermentation, photosynthesis, and the cell cycle. 'Gene Structure and Expression' is the topic of choice in section 3 with attention paid to meiosis, DNA, genes, RNA processing, gene expression in bacteria and eukaryotes, as well as genomics. Section IV delves into 'Developmental Biology' presenting introductions to animal and plant development. Part V investigates 'Evolutionary Processes and Patterns' with chapters devoted to natural selection, speciation, and phylogenies. 'The Diversification of Life' is the focus of section VI with chapters examining bacteria and archaea, protists, green algae and land plants, fungi, protosome and deuterostome animals, as well as viruses. Section VII presents information on 'How Plants Work' with the presentation of plant form and function, water and sugar transport, plant nutrition, plant sensory systems, signals, and responses, and plant reproduction. 'How Animals Work' is the focus of section VIII with the discussion of animal form and function, water and electrolyte balance, animal nutrition, gas exchange and circulation, animal reproduction, and the immune system. The final section of this book is found in part IX discussing 'Ecology.' These chapters devoted themselves to behavioral, population, and community ecology, as well as ecosystems and biodiversity and conservation.
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