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This course companion specifically supports the core maths skills A Level and post-16 Biology students need for exam success. It has been mapped to the requirements of the new 2015 A Level specs with new material ensuring complete coverage of the new specs with extra content. Written by an experienced teacher and senior examiner, this full-colour course companion is designed to encourage you not to fear the maths in your Biology course and give you the confidence you need to take on questions with mathematical content. // It thoroughly explains each mathematical concept using plenty of relevant worked examples, with advice on how to avoid common misunderstandings when making calculations. // You are helped throughout the book with pointers, quickfire tests, worked examples and test questions from examinations. The answers and the glossary at the back of the book help you check your progress. // The book supports and is mapped to A Level Biology courses from AQA, Pearson, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, the International Baccalaureate and the Cambridge Pre-U.
Team leaders should be full of ideas for new research projects and inspire a research group to achieve great results. This practical guide for team leaders, and those who aspire to become team leader, offers a unique approach to help readers develop research and become a more independent and productive investigator. Readers can learn how to recruit and develop talented team members, how to negotiate contracts and manage projects, and how to create wider visibility and publicity for their science. From human resources and project finances, legal affairs and knowledge transfer to public engagement and media performance, the book provides guidance to enhance skills and combine them with those of support staff on the road to success. With numerous valuable tips, real-life stories and practical exercises, this must-read guide provides everything needed to take responsibility for leading research teams. This title is available as Open Access via Cambridge Core.
Exam Board: Edexcel Level: AS/A-level Subject: Biology First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: June 2016 Written by experienced examiner Mary Jones, this Student Guide for Biology: - Helps you identify what you need to know with a concise summary of the topics examined in the AS and A-level specifications - Consolidates understanding with tips and knowledge check questions - Provides opportunities to improve exam technique with sample answers to exam-style questions - Develops independent learning and research skills - Provides the content for generating individual revision notes
Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: Biology First Teaching: 2014, First Exam: 2015 Get ready for your CfE Higher Biology exam with these brand new practice papers that look just like the SQA exam - the best way to prepare for the big day! Get ready for your CfE Higher Biology exam with these brand new practice papers that look just like the SQA exam - the best way to prepare for the big day! * Give yourself the best chance to excel with these original and full practice papers * Build your confidence with the type and level of questions you can expect in your SQA exam * Detailed answers to all of the questions show you exactly how your exam will be marked * Hints and tips throughout explain how to approach different types of question * A topic index shows you where to find questions for any areas you'd like to practise specifically
This book provides a unique introduction to the study of relationships between gender and biology, a core part of the feminist science research tradition which emerged nearly half a century ago. Lynn Hankinson Nelson presents an accessible and balanced discussion of research questions, background assumptions, methods, and hypotheses about biology and gender with which feminist scientists and science scholars critically and constructively engage. Writing from the perspective of contemporary philosophy of science, she examines the evidence for and ethical implications of biological hypotheses about gender, and discusses relevant philosophical issues including understandings of scientific objectivity, the nature of scientific reasoning, and relationships between biological research and the scientific and social contexts in which it is pursued. Clear and comprehensive, this volume addresses the engagements of feminist scientists and science scholars with a range of disciplines, including developmental and evolutionary biology, medicine, neurobiology, and primatology.
This clear, concise Complete Revision & Practice book from CGP is a perfect way to prepare for the Edexcel A (Salters-Nuffield) AS-Level Biology exams (it also covers every Year 1 topic from the full Edexcel A A-Level Biology course). It's fully up-to-date for the new exam specifications for 2015 and beyond, with straightforward explanations, helpful examples and full-colour diagrams throughout. Practice questions and exam-style questions (with answers) are included for every topic, and the book is rounded off with a section of in-depth advice on Practical Skills. And finally, a free Online Edition of the whole book is included - just use the code printed inside the book to access it on your PC, Mac or tablet!
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Exam Board: OCR Level: AS/A-level Subject: Biology First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: Summer 2016 Reinforce students' understanding throughout their course with clear topic summaries and sample questions and answers to help your students target higher grades. Written by experienced examiner Richard Fosbery, our Student Guides are divided into two key sections, content guidance and sample questions and answers. Content guidance will: - Develop students' understanding of key concepts and terminology; this guide covers module 2: foundations in biology. - Consolidate students' knowledge with 'knowledge check questions' at the end of each topic and answers in the back of the book. Sample questions and answers will: - Build students' understanding of the different question types, so they can approach questions from module 2 with confidence. - Enable students to target top grades with sample answers and commentary explaining exactly why marks have been awarded.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Cutting-edge quantitative phase imaging techniques and their applicationsFilled with unique, full-color images taken by advanced quantitative phase imaging (QPI), Quantitative Phase Imaging of Cells and Tissues thoroughly explores this innovative technology and its biomedical applications. An introductory background on optical imaging and traditional optical microscopy is included to illustrate concept development. The book explains how various visualization modalities can be obtained by numerical calculations. This authoritative resource reveals how to take full advantage of the unprecedented capabilities of QPI, such as rendering scattering properties of minute subcellular structures and nanoscale fluctuations in live cells. Coverage includes: Groundwork Spatiotemporal field correlations Image characteristics Light microscopy Holography Point scanning QPI methods Principles of full-field QPI Off-axis full-field methods Phase-shifting techniques Common-path methods White light techniques Fourier transform light scattering (FTLS) Current trends in QPI
Revise smart and save! Designed for hassle-free classroom and independent study, our Revision Guides are designed to complement the Student Books with a range of specially designed features such as: One-topic-per-page format Worked examples with exemplar answers 'Now Try This' practice questions Knowledge checks and skills checks Includes FREE online edition! With a one-to-one page correspondence between this Revision Guide and the companion OCR AS/A level Biology Revision Workbook, the hugely popular REVISE series offers the best value available for A level students.
This clear, concise Complete Revision & Practice book from CGP is a perfect way to prepare for the Edexcel A A-Level Biology exams - it covers every topic from both years of the course. It's fully up-to-date for the new exam specifications for 2015 and beyond, with straightforward explanations, helpful examples and full-colour diagrams throughout. Practice questions and exam-style questions (with answers) are included for every topic, and the book is rounded off with a section of in-depth advice on Practical Skills. And finally, a free Online Edition of the whole book is included - just use the code printed inside the book to access it on your PC, Mac or tablet!
When it comes to Year 2 AQA A-Level Biology preparation, nothing beats this brilliant CGP Exam Practice Workbook. There are hundreds of realistic exam questions covering every topic students need to know, including a section of mixed (synoptic) questions. Plus we've added in exam tips throughout to help them score top marks. To round things off there are fully worked answers and mark schemes for every question. For study notes and even more practice don't miss the CGP Year 2 AQA A-Level Biology Complete Revision & Practice guide (9781789080261).
Exam Board: AQA Level & Subject: AS Biology First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2016 AQA approved Written by our expert authors for the 2015 AQA specification, this Student Book covers AS and A-level Year 1. It combines the most comprehensive explanations with features that build skills in practical work, maths and evaluation. With a clear path of progression, it will prepare you for the demands of A-level and beyond. This Student Book will: * prepare you for assessment with key ideas summaries and practice questions designed for the linear course * build your confidence in tackling the mathematical requirement with worked examples, targeted assignments and a dedicated Maths Skills chapter * strengthen your practical skills with comprehensive Required Practical sections featuring step-by-step instructions, and advice about how best to avoid common errors * deepen your understanding of biology and equip you for further study using comprehensive explanations, skills-focused assignments and inspiring real-life contexts * extend your knowledge and skills with specially designed Stretch and Challenge questions.
The first textbook available for WJEC A2 Level Biology. Written by leading author and former Principal Examiner Gareth Rowlands, this student book reflects the experience of teaching and examining this course since its introduction in 2008. It provides detailed explanations and underpinning knowledge in clear uncomplicated language so that students can perform well in their exams. Numerous practice exam-style questions for each topic ensure plenty of exam practice and knowledge reinforcement. The vibrant colour design makes the information accessible and appealing. Features include: You should know provides specific learning objectives for the sub-topic ahead. / How Science Works helps students understand something about science itself, how scientists work, how scientific knowledge has been obtained and how reliable it is. / Study points help with understanding and using the knowledge content. / Examiner tips provide advice to help students with their studies and prepare them for the exam. / Links provide a reference to any parts of the course where sections relate to one another. They may suggest a recap of a topic before beginning to study the current topic./ Key term definitions both on the page and within the glossary at the end help students prepare for their correct use in the exams. / Knowledge check questions check understanding of the subject and help with applying the knowledge. Answers are provided at the end of the book. The textbook combines perfectly with Illuminate's Study & Revision Guide to give your students everything they need to support them through their studies and prepare them for their final exams.
This collective monograph aims at contributing to an improved understanding of the epistemic presumptions, sociocultural implications and historically backgrounds of the newly emerging and currently expanding approach of systems biology. In doing so, it offers empirically grounded, valuable and reflexive information about a paradigmatic shift in the biosciences for a wide range of scientists working in the interdisciplinary areas of systems biology, synthetic biology, molecular biology, biology, the philosophy of science, the sociology of science and scientific knowledge, science and technology studies, technology assessment and the like. The authors of this monograph share the theoretical methodological premise that science is a culturally and socially embedded practice which characterizes our culture as a scientific one and at the same time draws its innovative potential from its socio-cultural context. This dialectic relationship lies at the heart of the current development of systems biology which is conceived as a so-called successor of `-omics' research and triggered by high-throughput information technologies. At the same time a need for a holistic conceptualization of complex biological processes emerges. The title Contextualizing Systems Biology suggests that this book analyzes the development and advent of systems biology from different theoretical and methodological perspectives. We investigate a variety of contexts ranging from the analysis of cognitive contexts (such as basic theoretical concepts) to regulative contexts (policies) to the concrete application of a systems biology in the socio-scientific context of a European research project. In empirically analyzing these different and interrelated layers and dimensions of systems biology, the scope of the book goes beyond present attempts to investigate the advent of new approaches in the biological sciences as it frames and assesses systems biology from an interdisciplinary and integrated perspective.
All the material needed for a modern course in organic chemistry, designed to interconnect biology and chemistry and facilitate communication between the two disciplines. Adopting a novel approach, this textbook explains the structure and reactivity of organic molecules along with simple chemical reaction mechanisms pertinent to cell metabolism, with assignments and corresponding answers for self-study in every chapter. In addition, biologically relevant substances and enzymatic reactions are described, building a bridge to biology. As opposed to textbooks in biochemistry, this book considers both primary metabolites, including their prebiotic formation, as well as important nutrients. Alongside the detailed nomenclature and etymology of the scientific terms, examples of natural and artificial products provide an insight into the wide range of materials found in everyday life, whetting the readers` appetite for a deeper study of the chemistry of biological processes. Finally, the biographies of over one hundred famous scientists illustrate the major achievements of chemistry and biology in the 20th century.
Natural compounds, which have evolved their function over millions of years, are often more efficient than man-made compounds if a specific biological activity is needed, e.g. as an enzyme inhibitor or as a toxin to kill a cancer cell. This book comprising of sixteen technical chapters, highlights the chemical and biological aspects of potential natural products with an intention of unravelling their pharmaceutical applicability in modern drug discovery processes. Key features: * Covers the synthesis, semi-synthesis and also biosynthesis of potentially bioactive natural products * Features chemical and biological advances in naturally occurring organic compounds describing their chemical transformations, mode of actions, and structure-activity relationships *40 expert scientists from around the world report their latest findings and outline future opportunities for the development of novel and highly potent drugs based on natural products operating at the interface of chemistry and biology * Forward-looking: Addresses opportunities and cutting-edge developments rather than well-documented basic knowledge, pinpoints current trends and future directions in this rapidly-evolving field * Application-oriented: Throughout the book, the focus is on actual and potential applications in pharmacology and biotechnology This book is an essential resource for natural products chemists, medicinal chemists, biotechnologists, biochemists, pharmacologists, as well as the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries.
This comprehensive CGP student book covers both years AQA A-Level Biology! It contains in-depth, accessible notes explaining every topic, supported by clear diagrams, photographs, tips and worked examples. To test students' knowledge and understanding, there are practice questions and exam-style questions throughout the book - with complete answers included. There's also detailed guidance on Maths Skills, Practical Investigations and indispensable advice for success in the final exams. An access-code for a free Online Edition is also included, allowing you to read the entire book on a PC, Mac or tablet. If you prefer, separate CGP student books are available for Year 1 (9781782943198) and Year 2 (9781782943242) of AQA A-Level Biology.
Forensic Microbiology focuses on newly emerging areas of microbiology relevant to medicolegal and criminal investigations: postmortem changes, establishing cause of death, estimating postmortem interval, and trace evidence analysis. Recent developments in sequencing technology allow researchers, and potentially practitioners, to examine microbial communities at unprecedented resolution and in multidisciplinary contexts. This detailed study of microbes facilitates the development of new forensic tools that use the structure and function of microbial communities as physical evidence. Chapters cover: Experiment design Data analysis Sample preservation The influence of microbes on results from autopsy, toxicology, and histology Decomposition ecology Trace evidence This diverse, rapidly evolving field of study has the potential to provide high quality microbial evidence which can be replicated across laboratories, providing spatial and temporal evidence which could be crucial in a broad range of investigative contexts. This book is intended as a resource for students, microbiologists, investigators, pathologists, and other forensic science professionals.
The search for extra-terrestrial intelligence (SETI) has for sixty years attempted to solve Fermi's paradox: if intelligent life is relatively common in the universe, where is everybody? Examining SETI through this lens, this volume summarises current thinking on the prevalence of intelligent life in the universe, and discusses sixty-six distinct solutions to the so-called paradox. It describes the methodology of SETI, and how many disciplines feed into the debate, from physics and biology, to philosophy and anthropology. The presented solutions are organised into three key groups: rare-Earth solutions, suggesting planetary habitability, life and intelligence are uncommon; catastrophist solutions, arguing civilisations do not survive long enough to make contact; and non-empirical solutions, those that take theoretical approaches, such as that our methodology is flawed. This comprehensive introduction to SETI concludes by looking at the future of the field and speculating on humanity's potential fate.
This book presents innovative approaches from database researchers supporting the challenging process of knowledge discovery in biomedicine. Ranging from how to effectively store and organize biomedical data via data quality and case studies to sophisticated data mining methods, this book provides the state-of-the-art of database technology for life sciences and medicine.
A valuable source of information for experts in life sciences who want to be updated about the possibilities of database technology in their field, this volume will also be inspiring for students and researchers in informatics who are keen to contribute to this emerging field of interdisciplinary research.
Recent years have witnessed an explosion in the volume and variety of data collected in all scientific disciplines and industrial settings. Such massive data sets present a number of challenges to researchers in statistics and machine learning. This book provides a self-contained introduction to the area of high-dimensional statistics, aimed at the first-year graduate level. It includes chapters that are focused on core methodology and theory - including tail bounds, concentration inequalities, uniform laws and empirical process, and random matrices - as well as chapters devoted to in-depth exploration of particular model classes - including sparse linear models, matrix models with rank constraints, graphical models, and various types of non-parametric models. With hundreds of worked examples and exercises, this text is intended both for courses and for self-study by graduate students and researchers in statistics, machine learning, and related fields who must understand, apply, and adapt modern statistical methods suited to large-scale data.
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