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The only series for MYP 4 and 5 developed in cooperation with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Develop your skills to become an inquiring learner; ensure you navigate the MYP framework with confidence using a concept-driven and assessment-focused approach presented in global contexts. - Develop conceptual understanding with key MYP concepts and related concepts at the heart of each chapter. - Learn by asking questions with a statement of inquiry in each chapter. - Prepare for every aspect of assessment using support and tasks designed by experienced educators. - Understand how to extend your learning through research projects and interdisciplinary opportunities. This title is also available in two digital formats via Dynamic Learning. Find out more by clicking on the links at the top of the page.
The biological functions debate is a perennial topic in the philosophy of science. In the first full-length account of the nature and importance of biological functions for many years, Justin Garson presents an innovative new theory, the 'generalized selected effects theory of function', which seamlessly integrates evolutionary and developmental perspectives on biological functions. He develops the implications of the theory for contemporary debates in the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of medicine and psychiatry, the philosophy of biology, and biology itself, addressing issues ranging from the nature of mental representation to our understanding of the function of the human genome. Clear, jargon-free, and engagingly written, with accessible examples and explanatory diagrams to illustrate the discussion, his book will be highly valuable for readers across philosophical and scientific disciplines.
Grids are currently used in many sectors of life sciences, including basic sciences such as genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics. ""The Handbook of Research on Computational Grid Technologies for Life Sciences, Biomedicine, and Healthcare"" brings together state-of-the art methodologies and developments of grid technologies applied in different fields of life sciences. This ""Handbook of Research"" considers the use of grid technologies to support research and application of each information level where life science research takes place - a useful reference source for academicians, medical practitioners, and researchers involved in all areas of healthcare technologies. It includes: over 25 authoritative contributions by the world's leading experts in grid technologies for life sciences, biomedicine, and healthcare; comprehensive coverage of each specific topic, highlighting recent trends and describing the latest advances in the field; and, more than 1,000 references to existing literature and research on grid technologies for life sciences, biomedicine, and healthcare. A compendium of 230 key terms with detailed definitions, this book is organized by topic and indexed, making it a convenient method of reference for all IT/IS scholars and professionals. It features cross-referencing of key terms, figures, and information pertinent to grid technologies for life sciences, biomedicine, and healthcare.
This two-volume set very comprehensively covers the physical, chemical and biological properties of singlet oxygen, and also the increasingly important applications of this reactive oxygen species across chemical, environmental and biomedical areas. Meeting the desire for a comprehensive book that collects and curates the vast amount of knowledge gained in this field over recent years, the editors have invited contributions from experts from across the globe. The long and distinguished background of the editors and contributors in the field is evidenced within these pages that tackle such a broad topic. Chapters in the first volume cover properties, production, reactions of this species with biomolecules, and photosensitizers. The second volume explores detection methods, tools for understanding mechanisms and biology, and photodynamic therapy applications among other topics. The set provides an up to date reference resource for both the beginner and experienced researcher and crucially for those working across disciplines such as photochemistry, photobiology and photomedicine.
Extensively revised and updated, this fourth edition of Physiology at a Glance continues to provide a thorough introduction to human physiology, covering a wealth of topics in a comprehensive yet succinct manner. This concise guide breaks this often complex subject down into its core components, dealing with structures of the body from the cellular level to composite systems. New to this edition are three chapters on cell signalling, thermoregulation, and altitude and aerospace physiology, as well as a glossary of terms to aid medical, dental, health science and biomedical students at all levels of their training. Featuring clear, full-colour illustrations, memorable data tables, and easy-to-read text, Physiology at a Glance is ideal as both a revision guide and as a resource to assist basic understanding of key concepts.
A step-by-step guide to the topic with a mix of theory and practice in the fields of biology, chemistry and physics. Straightforward and well-structured, the first chapter introduces fundamental aspects of surface treatments, after which examples from nature are given. Subsequent chapters discuss various methods to surface modification, including chemical and physical approaches, followed by the characterization of the functionalized surfaces. Applications discussed include the lotus effect, diffusion barriers, enzyme immobilization and catalysis. Finally, the book concludes with a look at future technology advances. Throughout the text, tutorials and case studies are used for training purposes to grant a deeper understanding of the topic, resulting in an essential reference for students as well as for experienced engineers in R&D.
This text is comprehensive, user-friendly handbook that will guide students through the full range of written and spoken communication skills that are demanded by today's biosciences courses. The book also offers a valuable refresher for postgraduate students who wish to review or expand their proficiency in these areas. This book will provide the student with practical advice on how best to communicate scientific material to different audiences including their peers, their tutors and to non-scientists.
Key Features: Highly accessible, confidence-building, student-friendly guideProvides comprehensive coverage of the complete range of presentation skills needed by studentsCovers essay writing, practical reports, dissertations, projects and presenting in individual, group and poster presentation settingsOffers advice on how to avoid common errors including plagiarism using 'what not to do' boxes throughout the textIncludes practical advice on how best to communicate scientific material to different audiences e.g. undergraduates, tutors and non-scientists
Exam Board: Edexcel Level: AS/A-level Subject: Biology First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: June 2016 Endorsed for Edexcel Supports Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Biology B (9BI0) specification. Build investigative skills, test understanding and apply biological theory to topical examples with this Edexcel Year 2 Student Book. - Supports all 16 required practicals with activities and questions to help students explain procedures, analyse data and evaluate results - Provides clear definitions, as well as explanations, of the meanings of all technical vocabulary needed for the new specification - Helps bring students up to speed with a summary of prior knowledge and diagnostic questions at the start of each chapter - Offers assessment guidance with Exam Practice Questions at the end of each chapter, graded by difficulty to support progression, along with Challenge Questions to stretch more able students - Mathematical skills throughout and a dedicated 'Maths in Biology' chapter explaining key concepts and methods - Develops understanding with free online access to Test yourself Answers and an Extended Glossary.
This book uses modern biological knowledge to tackle the question of what distinguishes living organisms from the non-living world. The authors first draw on recent advances in cell and molecular biology to develop an account of the living state that applies to all organisms (and only to organisms). This account is then used to explore questions about evolution, the origin of life, and the possibility of extraterrestrial life. The novel approach taken by this book to issues in biology will interest and be accessible to both the general reader as well as students and specialists in the field.
The OCR A Level Biology A Revision Guide is fully revised and updated for the new 2015 specification. Exactly matched to the specification, the Revision Guide provides comprehensive, specification-linked content, so you can be sure you are covering everything you need to know for the exams. It is packed with engaging revision and practice material to keep you focused and contains a wealth of exam-style questions to test your knowledge and skills to help you fully prepare for the exams.
Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab (TM) & Mastering (TM) does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase boththe physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 0134082311 / 9780134082318 Campbell Biology Plus MasteringBiology with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134093410 / 9780134093413 Campbell Biology 0134472942 / 9780134472942 MasteringBiology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Campbell Biology The World's Most Successful Majors Biology Text and Media Program are Better than Ever The Eleventh Edition of the best-selling Campbell BIOLOGY sets students on the path to success in biology through its clear and engaging narrative, superior skills instruction, innovative use of art and photos, and fully integrated media resources to enhance teaching and learning. To engage learners in developing a deeper understanding of biology, the Eleventh Edition challenges them to apply their knowledge and skills to a variety of new hands-on activities and exercises in the text and online. Content updates throughout the text reflect rapidly evolving research, and new learning tools include Problem-Solving Exercises, Visualizing Figures, Visual Skills Questions, and more. Also Available with MasteringBiology (TM) MasteringBiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Features in the text are supported and integrated with MasteringBiology assignments, including new Figure Walkthroughs, Galapagos Evolution Video Activities, Get Ready for This Chapter questions, Visualizing Figure Tutorials, Problem-Solving Exercises, and more.
"Systematics: A Course of Lectures" is designed for use in an advanced undergraduate or introductory graduate level course in systematics and is meant to present core systematic concepts and literature. The book covers topics such as the history of systematic thinking and fundamental concepts in the field including species concepts, homology, and hypothesis testing. Analytical methods are covered in detail with chapters devoted to sequence alignment, optimality criteria, and methods such as distance, parsimony, maximum likelihood and Bayesian approaches. Trees and tree searching, consensus and super-tree methods, support measures, and other relevant topics are each covered in their own sections.
The work is not a bleeding-edge statement or in-depth review of the entirety of systematics, but covers the basics as broadly as could be handled in a one semester course. Most chapters are designed to be a single 1.5 hour class, with those on parsimony, likelihood, posterior probability, and tree searching two classes (2 x 1.5 hours).
Please note this title is suitable for any student studying: Exam Board: OCR Level: A Level Subject: Biology A First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 The OCR A Level Biology A Revision Guide is fully revised and updated for the new 2015 specification. Exactly matched to the specification, the Revision Guide provides comprehensive, specification-linked content, so you can be sure you are covering everything you need to know for the exams. It is packed with engaging revision and practice material to keep you focused and contains a wealth of exam-style questions to test your knowledge and skills to help you fully prepare for the exams.
This volume of the "Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences" covers recent and new developments in all fields of neuroendocrinology, including neuroendocrine control of reproduction, stress, growth and metabolism, and hypothalamic neuropeptidergic systems. Special attention will be paid to the comparative aspects of neuroendocrinology, from invertebrates to mammals including humans. The volume stems from the 7th International Congress of Neuroendocrinology, held by the International Neuroendocrine Federation from July 11-15th, 2010, at the Law Faculty, Rouen, France.
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For all mainstream AS and A Level specifications. No matter which specification you choose to follow, Advanced Biology provides comprehensive coverage of all the content you need to know; this revised and updated second edition will remain relevant even when specifications change. This indispensable guide takes a thorough and engaging approach to AS and A Level Biology.
Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations, Third Edition, covers all the areas of scientific communication that a scientist needs to know and master in order to successfully promote his or her research and career. This unique "all-in-one" handbook begins with a discussion of the basic principles of scientific writing style and composition and then applies these principles to writing research papers, review articles, grant proposals, research statements, and r sum s, as well as to preparing academic presentations and posters. FEATURES A practical presentation carefully introduces basic writing mechanics before moving into manuscript planning and organizational strategies. Extensive hands-on guidance for composing scientific documents and presentations then follows. Relevant and multidisciplinary examples selected from real research papers and grant proposals by writers ranging from students to Nobel Laureates illustrate clear technical writing and common mistakes that one should avoid. Annotated text passages bring the writing principles and guidelines to life by applying them to real-world, relevant, and multidisciplinary examples. Extensive end-of-chapter exercise sets provide the opportunity to review style and composition principles and encourage readers to apply them to their own writing. Writing guidelines and revision checklists warn scientists against common pitfalls and equip them with the most successful techniques to revise a scientific paper, review article, or grant proposal. The book's clear, easy-to-follow writing style appeals to both native and non-native English speakers; special ESL features also point out difficulties experienced primarily by non-native speakers. Tables and lists of sample sentences and phrases aid in composing different sections of a scientific paper, review article, or grant proposal. Thorough attention to research articles advises readers on composing successful manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals from initial drafting to the response to reviewers. Comprehensive coverage of grant writing guides scientists through the entire process of applying for a grant, from the initial letter of inquiry to proposal revision and submission.
Half a century ago, before the discovery of DNA, the Austrian physicist and philosopher Erwin Schrodinger inspired a generation of scientists by rephrasing the fascinating philosophical question: What is life? Using their expansive understanding of recent science to wonderful effect, acclaimed authors Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan revisit this timeless question in a fast-moving, wide-ranging narrative that combines rigorous science with philosophy, history, and poetry. The authors move deftly across a dazzling array of topics--from the dynamics of the bacterial realm, to the connection between sex and death, to theories of spirit and matter. They delve into the origins of life, offering the startling suggestion that life--not just human life--is free to act and has played an unexpectedly large part in its own evolution. Transcending the various formal concepts of life, this captivating book offers a unique overview of life's history, essences, and future. Supplementing the text are stunning illustrations that range from the smallest known organism (Mycoplasma bacteria) to the largest (the biosphere itself). Creatures both strange and familiar enhance the pages of What Is Life? Their existence prompts readers to reconsider preconceptions not only about life but also about their own part in it.
The fair allocation and wise use of fresh water presents significant challenges across the world. To avoid unresolvable crises in the future, judiciously managing water resources in the twenty-first century is fundamentally important. Integrating the underlying science of hydrology with real-world usage scenarios, Water Resources offers a nuanced, modern treatment of contemporary water resource management issues. In this ground-breaking new text, renowned environmental scientist and educator George M. Hornberger and award-winning environmental engineer Debra Perrone examine the role of water resources in natural, social, and human-built systems, helping students understand and evaluate the complex tradeoffs required to achieve sustainable water management. Providing a much-needed educational tool that looks at freshwater resources within the context of the crucial water-energy-food nexus, the text * includes a primer on the elements of physical hydrology necessary to understand resource availability; * covers rivers, lakes, groundwater, and soil water;* relates water to agriculture, energy, urbanization, and the environment* highlights connections between water quantity and quality; * explains the economic and legal constraints around water resources; * considers the impacts of climate change and population growth; and* proposes paths forward for the sustainable use of water. Teaching basic methods used to make informed water management decisions, the book includes illustrative quantitative calculations, qualitative think-pieces, and case studies. An appendix provides a review of units, dimensions, and conversions useful for addressing each chapter's example problems. Online answer keys are also available. Positioned to become the foremost text on water resource issues, this companion to Hornberger's widely regarded Elements of Physical Hydrology reveals the enormity of the water crisis facing the planet while offering realistic hope.
Being human while trying to scientifically study human nature confronts us with our most vexing problem. Efforts to explicate the human mind are thwarted by our cultural biases and entrenched infirmities; our first-person experiences as practical agents convince us that we have capacities beyond the reach of scientific explanation. What we need to move forward in our understanding of human agency, Paul Sheldon Davies argues, is a reform in the way we study ourselves and a long overdue break with traditional humanist thinking. Davies locates a model for change in the rhetorical strategies employed by Charles Darwin in On the Origin of Species. Darwin worked hard to anticipate and diminish the anxieties and biases that his radically historical view of life was bound to provoke. Likewise, Davies draws from the history of science and contemporary psychology and neuroscience to build a framework for the study of human agency that identifies and diminishes outdated and limiting biases. The result is a heady, philosophically wide-ranging argument in favor of recognizing that humans are, like everything else, subjects of the natural world - an acknowledgement that may free us to see the world the way it actually is.
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