Biology: The Dynamic Science 4th Edition

Peter J. Russell | Paul E. Hertz | Beverly McMillan

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BIOLOGY: THE DYNAMIC SCIENCE, 4th Edition, and MindTap® empower instructors to teach Biology the way scientists practice it by emphasizing and applying science as a process. Students not only learn what scientists know, but also how they know it, and what they still need to learn. Throughout, this product engages students, develops quantitative analysis and mathematical reasoning skills, and builds conceptual understanding.

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Peter J. Russell, Reed College

Peter J. Russell received a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Sussex, England, in 1968 and a Ph.D. in Genetics from Cornell University in 1972. He has been a member of the Biology faculty of Reed College since 1972; he is currently a Professor of Biology. He teaches a section of the introductory biology course, a genetics course, an advanced molecular genetics course, and a research literature course on molecular virology. In 1987, he received the Burlington Northern Faculty Achievement Award from Reed College in recognition of his excellence in teaching. Since 1986, he has been the author of a successful genetics textbook; current editions are "iGenetics: A Mendelian Approach, iGenetics: A Molecular Approach," and "Essential iGenetics". He wrote nine of the BioCoach Activities for The Biology Place. Peter Russell's research is in the area of molecular genetics, with a specific interest in characterizing the role of host genes in pathogenic RNA plant virus gene expression; yeast is used as the model host. His research has been funded by agencies including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the American Cancer Society. He has published his research results in a variety of journals, including "Genetics, Journal of Bacteriology, Molecular and General Genetics, Nucleic Acids Research, Plasmid, and Molecular and Cellular Biology." He has a long history of encouraging faculty research involving undergraduates, including co-founding the biology division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) in l985. He was Principal Investigator/Program Director of an NSF Award for the Integration of Research and Education (AIRE) to Reed College, 1998-2002.

Paul E. Hertz, Barnard College

Paul E. Hertz was born and raised in New York City. He received a bachelor's degree in Biology at Stanford University in 1972, a master's degree in Biology at Harvard University in 1973, and a doctorate in Biology at Harvard University in 1977. While completing field research for the doctorate, he served on the Biology faculty of the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras. After spending 2 years as an Isaac Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellow at Dalhousie University, Hertz accepted a teaching position at Barnard College, where he has taught since 1979. He was named Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Biology in 2000, and he received The Barnard Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2007. In addition to serving on numerous college committees, Professor Hertz chaired Barnard's Biology Department for 8 years. He is also the Program Director of the Hughes Science Pipeline Project at Barnard, an undergraduate curriculum and research program funded continuously by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 1992. The Pipeline Project includes the Intercollegiate Partnership, a program for local community college students that facilitates their transfer to 4-year colleges and universities. He teaches one semester of the introductory sequence for Biology majors and preprofessional students, lecture and laboratory course in vertebrate zoology and ecology, and a year-long seminar that introduces first-year students to scientific research. Professor Hertz is an animal physiological ecologist with a specific research interest in the thermal biology of lizards. He has conducted fieldwork in the West Indies since the mid-1970s, most recently focusing on the lizards of Cuba. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, and he has published his research in such prestigious journals as "The American Naturalist, Ecology, Nature, Oecologia," and "Proceedings of the Royal Society."

Beverly McMillan,

Beverly McMillan has been a science writer for more than 25 years and is coauthor of a college text in human biology, now in its eighth edition. She was worked extensively in educational and commercial publishing, including 8 years in editorial management positions in the college divisions of Random House and McGraw-Hill. In a multifaceted freelance career, Bev also has written or coauthored 10 trade books, as well as story panels for exhibitions at the Science Museum of Virginia and the San Francisco Exploratorium. She has worked as a radio producer and speechwriter for the University of California system and as science writer and media relations advisor for the Virginia Institute of Marine Science of the College of William and Mary. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.

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  • SCIENCE AS A PROCESS: "Think Like a Scientist" questions encourage students to analyze and apply concepts. "Interpret the Data" exercises develop quantitative analysis and mathematical reasoning skills. A wealth of research figures demonstrate how biologists formulate and test specific hypotheses by gathering and interpreting data.
  • STUDENT ENGAGEMENT: "Why It Matters" engages students at the start of each chapter and “Unanswered Questions” demonstrate the dynamic nature of Biology with current research. Active learning opportunities include “Think Outside the Book,” “Design an Experiment,” “Discuss the Concepts,” and “Apply Evolutionary Thinking.”
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  • CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING: Clear explanations of concepts presented from the evolutionary perspective bind the biological sciences together and enable students to see the big picture. “Closer Look” figures visually summarize major concepts. MindTap enables students to go beyond rote memorization with conceptual activities.

Table of Contents

Biology: The Dynamic Science

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Introduction to Biological Concepts and Research.
UNIT ONE: MOLECULES AND CELLS.
2. Life, Chemistry, and Water.
3. Biological Molecules: The Carbon Compounds of Life.
4. Cells
5. Membranes and Transport.
6. Energy, Enzymes, and Biological Reactions.
7. Cellular Respiration: Harvesting Chemical Energy.
8. Photosynthesis.
9. Cell Communication.
10. Cell Division and Mitosis.
UNIT TWO: GENETICS.
11. Meiosis: The Cellular Basis of Sexual Reproduction.
12. Mendel, Genes, and Inheritance.
13. Genes, Chromosomes, and Human Genetics.
14. DNA Structure, Replication, and Organization.
15. From DNA to Protein.
16. Regulation of Gene Expression.
17. Bacterial and Viral Genetics.
18. DNA Technologies: Making and Using Genetically Altered Organisms, and Other Applications.
19. Genomes and Proteomes.
UNIT THREE: EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY.
20. The Development of Evolutionary Thought.
21. Microevolution: Genetic Changes within Populations.
22. Speciation.
23. Paleobiology and Macroevolution.
24. Systematic Biology: Phylogeny and Classification.
UNIT FOUR: BIODIVERSITY.
25. The Origin of Life.
26. Prokaryotes and Viruses.
27. Protists.
28. Seedless Plants.
29. Seed Plants.
30. Fungi.
31. Animal Phylogeny, Acoelomates, and Protostomes.
32. Deuterostomes: Vertebrates and Their Closest Relatives.
UNIT FIVE: PLANT STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION.
33. The Plant Body.
34. Transport in Plants.
35. Plant Nutrition.
36. Reproduction and Development in Flowering Plants.
37. Plant Signals and Responses to the Environment.
UNIT SIX: ANIMAL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION.
38. Introduction to Animal Organization and Physiology.
39. Information Flow and the Neuron.
40. Nervous Systems.
41. Sensory Systems.
42. The Endocrine System.
43. Muscles, Bones, and Body Movements
44. The Circulatory System.
45. Defenses against Disease.
46. Gas Exchange: The Respiratory System.
47. Animal Nutrition.
48. Regulating the Internal Environment.
49. Animal Reproduction.
50. Animal Development.
UNIT SEVEN: ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR.
51. Ecology and the Biosphere.
52. Population Ecology.
53. Population Interactions and Community Ecology.
54. Ecosystems.
55. Biodiversity and Conservation Biology.
56. Animal Behavior.
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