Higher Education

Animal Science Biology and Technology, 3rd Edition

  • Dr. Robert Mikesell North Carolina State University
  • MeeCee Baker
  • ISBN-10: 1435486374  |  ISBN-13: 9781435486379
  • 360 Pages
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $107.75
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About

Overview

Animal Science Biology and Technology, 3rd edition is a book designed for students studying animal science that will take readers from the basics of physiology through production and on to evaluation, while delivering a contemporary industry overview. You will find the opportunities for experiential learning found throughout this book will be especially helpful in planning supervised agricultural experience projects and FFA career development events. In addition, the career focus sections present opportunities in a story format that will pique students' interest and the accompanying laboratory manual and student activities will provide hands on engagement. . Animal Science Biology and Technology, 3rd edition was written by nationally renowned educators who also own and operate a beef cattle farm. MeeCee Baker and Robert Mikesell bring academia into the pasture to combine the empirical and the practical in a text suitable for students of all ages and stages.

Features and Benefits

  • Includes experiential learning opportunities that enable learners to plan relevant supervised agricultural experience programs.
  • Contains career focus sections written in story form prose to make learners aware of career opportunities that match student interests.
  • Includes Meat and Livestock Judging Sections so instructors can assist in preparing students for judging competitions.
  • Accompanied by a lab manual with a science emphasis that provides increased academic rigor.
  • Includes ancillary lesson plans, instructor slides and test banks to assist in easing preparation time for the teacher.

Table of Contents

Unit 1 - Physiology
1. Cellular Biology and Animal Taxonomy.
2. Biology of Growth and Development.
3. Muscle and Meat Biology.
4. Biology of Digestion.
5. Biology of Reproduction.
6. Genetics.
7. Ethology: Animal Behavior and Welfare.
Unit II – Application.
8. Swine Management and the Swine Industry.
9. Beef Cattle Management and the Beef Industry.
10. Dairy Cattle Management and the Dairy Industry.
11. Sheep Management and the Sheep Industry.
12. Horse Management and the Horse Industry.
Unit III – Evaluation.
13. Judging Contests.
14. Performance Data.
15. Meats Judging.
16. Livestock Judging.
17. Dairy Cattle Judging.

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Online Adobe PDF eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111035342 | ISBN-13: 9781111035341)

PDF version of Animal Science Biology and Technology, 3rd edition, on the Web. Available as a bundle with the core text only.

List Price = $69.25  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $69.25

Instructor's Guide  (ISBN-10: 1435486382 | ISBN-13: 9781435486386)

The lab manual instructors' guide is designed to help the instructor provide answers and direction for the laboratory activities which support the technical material found in the text. It includes the Answer key to the Analysis; a description of the application of the activity, and an additional activity for students.

Instructor's Guide  (ISBN-10: 1111130957 | ISBN-13: 9781111130954)

The Instructors' Guide is written in lesson plan format beginning with a discussion of strategies. It also includes the chapter objectives, a motivator to provide hands-on approaches to learners, an introduction to the chapter, the answer key to end of chapter questions, an enrichment and remediation activity, and ends with a brief summary of the chapter.

Laboratory Manual  (ISBN-10: 1435486390 | ISBN-13: 9781435486393)

The Laboratory Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your lab experience. Lab activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, and review questions are commonly found in a Lab Manual.

List Price = $108.95  | CengageBrain Price = $108.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.75

ClassMaster  (ISBN-10: 1435486404 | ISBN-13: 9781435486409)

The Electronic Classroom Manager CD-ROM is an instructor resource which commonly includes PowerPoint presentations for each core textbook chapter, computerized test bank, Instructor's Manual, and other text-specific resources.

Student Supplements

Online Adobe PDF eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111035342 | ISBN-13: 9781111035341)

PDF version of Animal Science Biology and Technology, 3rd edition, on the Web. Available as a bundle with the core text only.

List Price = $69.25  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $69.25

Laboratory Manual  (ISBN-10: 1435486390 | ISBN-13: 9781435486393)

The Laboratory Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your lab experience. Lab activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, and review questions are commonly found in a Lab Manual.

List Price = $108.95  | CengageBrain Price = $108.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Dr. Robert Mikesell

Dr. MeeCee Baker is currently a partner in a lobbying firm that focuses on agricultural issues and is also an adjunct professor at North Carolina State University. Dr. Baker spent over twenty years teaching before she accepted an appointment to serve in the Executive Office of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Dr. Baker was the first female to be elected president of the National Agricultural Teachers' Association and is the co-author of two books used in classrooms across the country.

MeeCee Baker

MeeCee Baker, Ph.D., spent over 20 years teaching high school agriculture and supervising student teachers before accepting an appointment to serve in the executive office of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Dr. Baker was the first female to be elected president of the National Association of Agricultural Educators (formerly known as NVATA), and she was also named Penn State Alumni Fellow. Currently, Baker owns and operates Versant Strategies, an agricultural government relations firm, and lives on a working farm in Central Pennsylvania. She earned her B.S. and Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University, and her M.S. from University of Delaware.