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This volume offers a comprehensive and authoritative account of botanical knowledge in China from ancient times to the end of the seventeenth century. In this highly illustrated study, Georges Metailie explores the perception and use of a wealth of plants and vegetation in China before the introduction of modern botany. Drawing from a number of original Chinese texts, which have been translated for the first time, Metailie gives new insights into a variety of aspects of plant knowledge in ancient China. Chapters are devoted to traditional botany and sources of classification, aquatic plants, fungi, horticultural techniques, fruit production, grafting and the influences of ancient Chinese plant culture on Europe. This volume combines technical expertise in the identification of plants with historical and anthropological sensitivity to propose a new, non-teleological view of scientific knowledge about the botanical world in ancient China.
This book is a step-by-step guide to the fundamental skills of nutritional counseling strategies and protocol, complimented by action-based worksheets and practical case studies. The authors provide a solid foundation of counseling and education principles, opportunities to practice new skills, and knowledge of evaluation methodologies.
Exam Board: OCR Level: A-Level Subject: Biology First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: Summer 2016 Our Student Workbooks build students' understanding, developing the confidence and exam skills they need, whilst providing ready prepared lesson solutions. - Reinforce and apply topic understanding as classwork or extension tasks, or with revision - Prepare students to meet the demands of the new specification by practising exam technique - Create opportunities for independent learning and self-assessment with answers online - Supplement key resources such as textbooks - Time-saving and economical lesson solutions for both specialist and non-specialist teachers
Endorsed by WJEC/Eduqas , this brand new Study and Revision Guide supports the new Eduqas Year 1 and AS Level 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.
Exam Board: OCR Level: A-Level Subject: Biology First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: Summer 2016 Our Student Workbooks build students' understanding, developing the confidence and exam skills they need, whilst providing ready prepared lesson solutions. - Create opportunities for independent learning and self-assessment with answers online - Prepare students to meet the demands of the new specification by practising exam technique - Reinforce and apply topic understanding as classwork or extension tasks, or with revision - Supplement key resources such as textbooks - Time-saving and economical lesson solutions for both specialist and non-specialist teachers
Become a smarter consumers with PERSONAL NUTRITION, Ninth Edition. Engaging and accessible, Boyle provides a solid grounding in fundamental nutritional principles and how to apply them to make informed, healthy choices. The Ninth Edition is thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research, recommendations, and current trends and issues. It also features new and revised illustrations, photographs, examples, and learning objectives to make material even more timely, relevant, and compelling for today's learners. The text is also now supported by MindTap, the most engaging and customizable online solution in nutrition that combines readings, multimedia, assessments, activities, and access to Diet & Wellness Plus. Overall, Boyle offers meaningful context, real-world examples, and practical advice to help students make smart decisions regarding their own nutrition and health.
Endorsed by WJEC, this Study and Revision Guide supports the WJEC A2 Level 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.
"I have no dress except the one I wear every day. If you are going
to be kind enough to give me one, please let it be practical and
dark so that I can put it on afterwards to go to the laboratory,"
said Marie Curie about her wedding dress. According to her lecture
notes, Gertrude B. Elion is quoted a few decades later: "Don't be
afraid of hard work. Don't let others discourage you, or tell you
that you can't do it. In my day I was told women didn't go into
chemistry. I saw no reason why we couldn't."
"Essential Laboratory Skills for Biosciences" is an essential companion during laboratory sessions. It is designed to be simple and give clear step by step instructions on essential techniques, supported by relevant diagrams. The book includes the use of particular equipment and how to do simple calculations that students come across regularly in laboratory practicals.
Written by experienced lecturers this handy pocket book provides: Simple to follow laboratory techniquesClear use of diagrams and illustrations to explain techniques, procedures and equipmentStep by step worked out examples of calculations including concentrations, dilutions and molarity
Suitable for all first year university students, the techniques in the book will also be useful for postgraduate and final year project students and enhance the practical and theoretical knowledge of all those studying bioscience related subjects.
The brilliantly told and gripping story of the most familiar - yet, amazingly, still poorly understood - substance in the universe: Water. The extent to which water remains a scientific mystery is extraordinary, despite its prevalence and central importance on Earth. Whether one considers its role in biology, its place in the physical world (where it refuses to obey the usual rules of liquids) or its deceptively simple structure, there is still no complete answer to the question: what is water? Philip Ball's book explains what, exactly, we do and do not know about the strange character of this most essential and ubiquitous of substances. H20 begins by transporting its readers back to the Big Bang and the formation of galaxies to witness the birth of water's constituent elements: hydrogen and oxygen. It then explains how the primeval oceans were formed four billion years ago; where water is to be found on other planets; why ice floats when most solids sink; why, despite being highly corrosive, water is good for us; why there are at least fifteen kinds of ice and perhaps two kinds of liquid water; how scientists have consistently misunderstood water for centuries; and why wars have been waged over it. Philip Ball's gloriously offbeat and intelligent book conducts us on a journey through the history of science, folklore, the wilder scientific fringes, cutting-edge physics, biology and ecology, to give a fascinating new perspective on life and the substance that sustains it. After reading this book, drinking a glass of water will never be the same again.
Exam Board: Edexcel Level: A-level Subject: Biology First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: June 2017 Written by experienced examiner Mary Jones, this Student Guide for Biology: -Identifies the key content you need to know with a concise summary of topics examined in the A-level specifications -Enables you to measure your understanding with exam tips and knowledge check questions, with answers at the end of the guide -Helps you to improve your exam technique with sample answers to exam-style questions -Develops your independent learning skills with content you can use for further study and research
Praise for the first edition: "...superb, beautifully written and organized work that takes an engineering approach to systems biology. Alon provides nicely written appendices to explain the basic mathematical and biological concepts clearly and succinctly without interfering with the main text. He starts with a mathematical description of transcriptional activation and then describes some basic transcription-network motifs (patterns) that can be combined to form larger networks." - Nature "[This text deserves] serious attention from any quantitative scientist who hopes to learn about modern biology... It assumes no prior knowledge of or even interest in biology... One final aspect that must be mentioned is the wonderful set of exercises that accompany each chapter. ... Alon's book should become a standard part of the training of graduate students." - Physics Today Written for students and researchers, the second edition of this best-selling textbook continues to offer a clear presentation of design principles that govern the structure and behavior of biological systems. It highlights simple, recurring circuit elements that make up the regulation of cells and tissues. Rigorously classroom-tested, this edition includes new chapters on exciting advances made in the last decade. Features: Includes seven new chapters The new edition has 189 exercises, the previous edition had 66 Offers new examples relevant to human physiology and disease
Exam Board: CCEA Level: A-level Subject: Biology First Teaching: September 2016 First Exam: June 2018 Reinforce students' understanding throughout their course; clear topic summaries with sample questions and answers will improve exam technique to achieve higher grades. Written by examiners and teachers, Student Guides: * Help students identify what they need to know with a concise summary of the topics examined in the AS and A-level specification * Consolidate understanding with exam tips and knowledge check questions * Provide opportunities to improve exam technique with sample graded answers to exam-style questions * Develop independent learning and research skills * Provide the content for generating individual revision notes
The second edition of Physics for the Life Sciences brings the beauty of physics to life. Taking an algebra-based approach with the selective use of calculus, the second edition provides a concise approach to basic physics concepts using a fresh layout, consistent and student-tested art program, extensive use of conceptual examples, analytical problems, and instructive and engaging case studies.
The OCR A level Lab Books support students in completing the A level Core Practical requirements. This lab book includes: all the instructions students need to perform the Core Practicals, consistent with our A level online teaching resources writing frames for students to record their results and reflect on their work CPAC Skills Checklists, so that students can track the practical skills they have learned, in preparation for their exams practical skills practice questions a full set of answers. This lab book is designed to help students to: structure their A level lab work to ensure that they cover the Core Practical assessment criteria track their progress in the development of A level practical skills create a record of all of the Core Practical work they will have completed, in preparation for revision.
A completely revised and updated edition that teaches the essentials of forensic biology, with increased coverage of molecular biological techniques and new information on wildlife forensics, wound analysis and the potential of microbiomes as forensic indicators This fully revised and updated introduction to forensic biology carefully guides the reader through the science of biology in legal investigations. Full-colour throughout, including many new images, it offers an accessible overview to the essentials of the subject, providing balanced coverage of the range of organisms used as evidence in forensic investigations, such as invertebrates, vertebrates, plants and microbes. The book provides an accessible overview of the decay process and discusses the role of forensic indicators like human fluids and tissues, including bloodstain pattern analysis, hair, teeth, bones and wounds. It also examines the study of forensic biology in cases of suspicious death. This third edition of Essential Forensic Biology expands its coverage of molecular techniques throughout, offering additional material on bioterrorism and wildlife forensics. The new chapter titled 'Wildlife Forensics' looks at welfare legislation, CITES and the use of forensic techniques to investigate criminal activity such as wildlife trafficking and dog fighting. The use of DNA and RNA for the identification of individuals and their personal characteristics is now covered as well, along with a discussion of the ethical issues associated with the maintenance of DNA databases. Fully revised and updated third edition of the successful student-friendly introduction to the essentials of Forensic Biology Covers a wide variety of legal investigations such as homicide, suspicious death, neglect, real and fraudulent claims for the sale of goods unfit for purpose, the illegal trade in protected species of plants and animals and bioterrorism Discusses the use of a wide variety of biological material for forensic evidence Supported by a website that includes numerous photographs, interactive MCQs, self-assessment quizzes and a series of questions and topics for further study to enhance student understanding Includes a range of important, key case studies in which the difficulties of evaluating biological evidence are highlighted Essential Forensic Biology, Third Edition is an excellent guide for undergraduates studying forensic science and forensic biology.
The full story of how our relationship with light shapes our health, productivity and mood.
'A sparkling and illuminating study, one of those rare books that could genuinely improve your life' Sunday Times
Since the dawn of time, humans have worshipped the sun. And with good reason. Our biology is set up to work in partnership with it. 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, from ancient solstice celebrations to modern sleep labs, and from the unexpected health benefits of sun exposure to what the Amish know about sleep that the rest of us don't.
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: WJEC, Eduqas 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 teacher Andy Clarke, 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 biodiversity and physiology of body systems. - 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 each question with confidence. - Enable students to target top grades with sample answers and commentary explaining exactly why marks have been awarded.
Integer linear programming (ILP) is a versatile modeling and optimization technique that is increasingly used in non-traditional ways in biology, with the potential to transform biological computation. However, few biologists know about it. This how-to and why-do text introduces ILP through the lens of computational and systems biology. It uses in-depth examples from genomics, phylogenetics, RNA, protein folding, network analysis, cancer, ecology, co-evolution, DNA sequencing, sequence analysis, pedigree and sibling inference, haplotyping, and more, to establish the power of ILP. This book aims to teach the logic of modeling and solving problems with ILP, and to teach the practical 'work flow' involved in using ILP in biology. Written for a wide audience, with no biological or computational prerequisites, this book is appropriate for entry-level and advanced courses aimed at biological and computational students, and as a source for specialists. Numerous exercises and accompanying software (in Python and Perl) demonstrate the concepts.
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
Score your highest in biostatistics Biostatistics is a required course for students of medicine, epidemiology, forestry, agriculture, bioinformatics, and public health. In years past this course has been mainly a graduate-level requirement; however its application is growing and course offerings at the undergraduate level are exploding. Biostatistics For Dummies is an excellent resource for those taking a course, as well as for those in need of a handy reference to this complex material. Biostatisticians analysts of biological data are charged with finding answers to some of the world's most pressing health questions: how safe or effective are drugs hitting the market today? What causes autism? What are the risk factors for cardiovascular disease? Are those risk factors different for men and women or different ethnic groups? Biostatistics For Dummies examines these and other questions associated with the study of biostatistics. * Provides plain-English explanations of techniques and clinical examples to help * Serves as an excellent course supplement for those struggling with the complexities of the biostatistics * Tracks to a typical, introductory biostatistics course Biostatistics For Dummies is an excellent resource for anyone looking to succeed in this difficult course.
As one of the most respected nutrition life cycle texts in the higher education market, NUTRITION THROUGH THE LIFE CYCLE, Fifth Edition uses current research to explain the nutritional foundations necessary for the growth, development, and normal functioning of individuals in each stage of the life span. Filled with resources to guide your study, the Fifth Edition brings clarity to key concepts as well as addresses new research on the roles played by healthful diets, nutrients, gene variants, and nutrient-gene interactions. This text is written by an expert author team, this text benefits from a broad range of normal and clinical nutrition expertise from registered dietitians and researchers, meant to help you understand all the major concepts. Available with InfoTrac (R) Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
Exam Board: Salters Nuffield Level: A level Subject: Science / Biology First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 An ActiveBook is included with every Student Book, giving your students easy online access to the content in the Student Book. They can make it their own with notes, highlights and links to their wider reading. Perfect for supporting revision activities. Student Book 1 supports a standalone AS course and provides the first year of a two-year A level course; Student Books 1and 2 together support the full A level course. A cumulative approach to learning constantly builds on what has previously been learnt. Each topic is introduced within a wider context. Concepts are revisited and developed in later topics. Integrated math sand stats support directs students to online maths resources. Thinking Bigger spreads require students to use knowledge in new contexts and think about connections and develop essential assessment skills throughout course. Real-life articles engage students with current biological writing and develop scientific literacy skills needed for A level and beyond. Checkpoints consolidate knowledge through summarizing tasks Practical activities provide opportunities for students to practise their skills and develop understanding of practical requirements. Material has been updated to reflect revisions, additions and deletions to changes in the subject content.
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