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An Introduction To Scholarship offers a practical, skills-based approach to developing the basic academic and critical thinking skills required to succeed in the tertiary environment.
When Edwin Hubble looked into his telescope in the 1920s, he was shocked to find that nearly all of the galaxies he could see through it were flying away from one another. If these galaxies had always been travelling, he reasoned, then they must, at some point, have been on top of one another. This discovery transformed the debate about one of the most fundamental questions of human existence - how did the universe begin?
Every society has stories about the origin of the cosmos and its inhabitants, but now, with the power to peer into the early universe and deploy the knowledge gleaned from archaeology, geology, evolutionary biology and cosmology, we are closer than ever to understanding where it all came from. In The Origin of (almost) Everything, New Scientist explores the modern origin stories of everything from the Big Bang, meteorites and dark energy, to dinosaurs, civilisation, timekeeping, belly-button fluff and beyond.
From how complex life evolved on Earth, to the first written language, to how humans conquered space, The Origin of (almost) Everything offers a unique history of the past, present and future of our universe.
Your gut is astonishingly clever. It contains millions of neurons - as many as you would find in the brain of a cat - and is home to the microbiome, trillions of microbes that influence your mood, your immune system, and even your appetite.
In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Mosley takes us on a revelatory journey through the gut, showing how junk food and overuse of antibiotics have wiped out many good gut bacteria, leading to a modern plague of allergies, food intolerances, and obesity.
Drawing from the latest cutting-edge research, Dr. Mosley provides scientifically proven ways to control your cravings, boost your mood, and lose weight by encouraging a more diverse microbiome and increasing the good bacteria that keep you healthy.
Packed with delicious, healing recipes, meal plans, checklists, and tips, The Clever Guts Diet includes all the tools you need to transform your gut and your health, for life.
IB Prepared resources are developed directly with the IB to provide the most up-to-date, authentic and authoritative guidance on DP assessment. IB Prepared: Biology combines a concise review of course content with strategic guidance, past paper material and exam-style practice opportunities, allowing learners to consolidate the knowledge and skills that are essential to success.
Motivating learners to explore and investigate scientific concepts, this new core Course Book helps learners actively connect study with wider issues relevant to the world today. The most comprehensive match to the new syllabus first examined 2017 and the only DP Environmental Systems developed directly with the IB, the inquiry-based approach truly engages learners, strengthening achievement. Integrated links to the Big Questions support a holistic approach to teaching and learning, encouraging students to make links between topics and other subjects. Truly engage learners with scientific concepts - the inquiry-based approach drives active exploration, investigation and critical thought. Fully cover the new syllabus - the most comprehensive support for the new syllabus (first examination 2017), developed directly with the IB. Strengthen achievement - current case studies and activities accessibly connect learning with relevant global issues, driving motivation and achievement. Accurately implement the new requirements- written by DP Curriculum Developers and authors of the new syllabus. Support the new internal assessment - fresh ideas and new approaches to practicals from Gillian Williams help you tackle the changes. Build assessment potential - assessment support directly from the IB provides unrivalled exam preparation. The online Course Book will be available on Oxford Education Bookshelf until 2023. Access is facilitated via a unique code, which is sent in the mail. The code must be linked to an email address, creating a user account. Access may be transferred once to an additional user.
The only DP Biology resource developed with the IB to accurately
match the new 2014 syllabus for both SL and HL, this new Online
Course Book gives you unparallelled support for the new
concept-based approach to learning, the Nature of science.
Understanding, applications and skills are integrated in every
topic, alongside TOK links and real-world connections to drive
inquiry and independent learning. Assessment support directly from
the IB, includes practice questions and worked examples in each
topic, along with focused support for both the Internal Assessment
and Extended Essay. Truly aligned with the IB philosophy, this
Course Book gives unrivalled insight and support at every stage.
Created especially for the WJEC A2 Level Biology specification being taught in Wales from September 2015 and written by an experienced teacher and examiner, this student book is endorsed by WJEC. Designed to be motivating and student-friendly, this book will support you through every step of your course and help you thoroughly prepare for your exams. Changes to content within topics and levels of required knowledge for the new spec are clearly defined. / Thorough support for the assessment objectives is provided with clear explanations of the new assessment weightings. / 'Going further' and 'Study points' provide support and challenge for higher and lower ability students. / Exam support sections introduce students to exam-style practice questions, new assessment objectives and guide students on the skills they need for assessment. /Practical requirements for the exam are highlighted on a topic by topic basis, as well as extra support in a dedicated practical section within the book.
For CXC students who want to prepare fully for their exams, CXC Study Guides are a series of titles that provide students with additional support to pass the exam. CXC Study Guides are a unique product that have been written by experienced examiners at CXC and carry the board's exclusive branding.
A no-nonsense, quick review of biology for high school and college students CliffsNotes Biology Quick Review, 3rd Edition, provides a clear, concise, easy-to-use review of biology basics. Perfect for high school and college students, teacher candidates taking the Praxis Biology test, and anyone wanting to brush up on their biology knowledge. Whether you're new to elements, atoms, and molecules or just wanting to refresh your understanding of the subject, this guide can help. Aligned to NGSS, it includes topics such as cellular respiration, photosynthesis, mitosis and cell reproduction, genetics, DNA, and plant and animal structures and functions. The target audience is high school and college students: 96% of high school students take a biology course before graduating, and biology "101" is a staple at all colleges and universities.
The maths needed to succeed in A Level Science is harder now than ever before. Suitable for all awarding bodies, this practical handbook addresses all of the maths skills needed for A Level Biology specifications. Worked examples, practice questions, 'remember points' and 'stretch yourself' questions give students the key knowledge and then the opportunity to practise and build confidence.
This textbook introduces readers to the modern light microscope. It can either be used alone or in conjunction with a practical course. The book begins with an account of how the light microscope works, and how to set up the instrument for optimum performance. The nature of light, and its influence on the function of the microscope, as well as practical advice on selecting the most suitable components, is explained to the reader. An account of the different types of currently-available light microscopy modes follows, together with a guide, borne out by the authors practical experience, on how to choose between transmitted or reflected light microscopes; wide-field, confocal, deconvolution or multi-photon microscopes. A description of specimen preparation is given, as well as advice upon cameras, image acquisition and post-processing of data. * Gives a didactic introduction to the light microscope * Explanation complemented with simple experiments where appropriate * Simple explanation (from teaching the subject) enables a self-taught student to start from scratch to set up and acquire high quality images * Leads the student on, should they wish, to use advanced fluorescence and confocal microscopes within a research institute or core microscopy facility * Well-illustrated in colour, the illustrations are selected (from long teaching experience) to support text * Workable practical protocols * Includes a chapter summary to introduce learning objectives Part of the Royal Microscopical Society co-publication book program
Since the dawn of time, humans have worshipped the sun. And with good reason. Our biology is set up to work in partnership with the sun. From our sleep cycles to our immune systems and our mental health, access to sunlight is crucial for living a happy and fulfilling life. New research suggests that our sun exposure over a lifetime - even before we were born - may shape our risk of developing a range of different illnesses, from depression to diabetes. Bursting with cutting-edge science and eye-opening advice, Chasing the Sun explores the extraordinary significance of sunlight. As more of us move into light-polluted cities, spending our days in dim offices and our evenings watching brightly lit screens, we are in danger of losing something vital: our connection to the star that gave us life. It's a loss that could have far-reaching consequences that we're only just beginning to grasp.
Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: Human Biology First Teaching: August 2018 First Exam: June 2019 Ensure that students are prepared for every aspect of Higher Human Biology with the new edition of this popular textbook from James Torrance and his renowned author team, completely updated for the 2018 changes to the SQA Higher Human Biology syllabus. - Suggested learning activities throughout help to develop students' knowledge and skills including all new case studies, research topics and investigations - 'Testing your knowledge' questions at the end of each chapter provide opportunities to continually assess Knowledge and Understanding, and are particularly useful for homework tasks - 'What you should know' summaries of key facts and concepts provide an excellent source of material for consolidation and revision prior to the SQA examination. - 'Applying Your Knowledge and Skills' sections at the end of each section have been substantially extended to give students extra practice in exam questions and foster the development of Skills of Scientific Experimentation, Investigation and Enquiry
Endorsed by WJEC Eduqas, this brand-new Study and Revision Guide supports the new Eduqas A Level Year 2 Biology specification. Written by an experienced teacher and examiner, it provides essential underpinning knowledge to recap and revise as well as supporting the development of skills you need to correctly interpret and answer the new exam questions. / An exam practice and technique section offers advice on how exam questions are set and marked. / Plenty of practice questions are included with teacher commentaries. / Grade boost tips help refine exam technique, improve grades and avoid common mistakes. / Numerous diagrams clearly explain each concept. / Pointers focus on understanding and using the underpinning knowledge. / Key terms are clearly defined on each page. / Quickfire questions check and reinforce your understanding.
Fully revised and updated content matching the Cambridge International AS & A Level Biology syllabus (9700). Endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations, the Fourth edition of the AS/A Level Biology Coursebook comprehensively covers all the knowledge and skills students need during the Biology 9700 course (first examination 2016). Written by renowned experts in Biology teaching, the text is written in an accessible style with international learners in mind. The Coursebook is easy to navigate with colour-coded sections to differentiate between AS and A Level content. Self-assessment questions allow learners to track their progression and exam-style questions help learners to prepare thoroughly for their examinations. Contemporary contexts are discussed throughout enhancing the relevance and interest for learners.
A revision guide tailored to the AS and A Level Biology syllabus (9700) for first examination in 2016. This Revision Guide offers support for students as they prepare for their AS and A Level Biology (9700) exams. Containing up-to-date material that matches the syllabus for examination from 2016, and packed full of guidance such as Worked Examples, Tips and Progress Check questions throughout to help students to hone their revision and exam technique and avoid common mistakes. These features have been specifically designed to help students apply their knowledge in exams. Written in a clear and straightforward tone, this Revision Guide is perfect for international learners.
The only textbook that completely covers the OxfordAQA International AS & A Level Biology specification (9610), for first teaching in September 2016. Written by experienced authors, the engaging, enquiry-based approach ensures a thorough understanding of complex concepts and provides exam-focused practice to build assessment confidence. Help students develop the scientific, mathematical and practical skills and knowledge needed for assessment success and the step up to university. Ensure students understand the bigger picture, and support their progression to further study, with synoptic links and a focus on how scientists and engineers apply their knowledge in real life. This pack includes one print textbook and one online textbook. The online textbook license can be accessed on a wide range of devices and is valid until 31st December 2026, for use by one student or teacher. Your first login will be sent to you in the mail on a printed access card.
Answering all your burning scientific questions, from what it means to be alive to why things explode, How Science Works explains science facts throughout amazing diagrams and infographics. Unlock the secrets of the universe, such as whether a robot takeover is possible, and marvel at the surprising simplicity of gravity. Dazzle your friends and family with answers to their everyday science questions such as; why do sirens change pitch as they pass by? How do planes stay in the air? Plus many more! Learn how to explain the mind-boggling concepts that eluded you at school, all the way through to more recent fascinating topics such as the discovery of the Higgs Boson- this really is science made simple.
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