Higher Education

Introduction to Food Science, 1st Edition

  • Rick Parker, PhD. College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls
  • ISBN-10: 0766813142  |  ISBN-13: 9780766813144
  • 636 Pages
  • © 2003 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $157.50
  • Newer Edition Available



"Introduction to Food Science" provides an overview of the science of foods, from nutrition and digestion to processing and preservation. The material is based on a thorough, easy-to-follow outline that makes developing a lesson plan simple. Each chapter contains a list of learning objectives that help identify important concepts and key words that are essential to the understanding of the material. Tables, charts, graphs and illustrations are inserted throughout the text, providing quick and understandable access to information. The "student activities" section at the end of each chapter provide opportunities to directly apply material. The text also provides insight into career opportunities for those interested in working within food science industries.

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Features and Benefits

  • Chapters are divided into four comprehensive sections, allowing for a better understanding of the science of foods
  • Each chapter features a list of key words that build vocabulary and encourage use of the book's glossary
  • Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter identify important concepts and provide a "road map" for learning
  • "Student activities" sections at the end of each chapter provide opportunities to directly apply material
  • The comprehensive appendix provides tables of important conversion factors, guides, industry contacts, food composition and additional resources, including Internet URL's

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview of Food Science
Chapter 2: Review of Chemistry
Chapter 3: Chemistry of Foods
Chapter 4: Nutrition and Digestion
Chapter 5: Food Composition
Chapter 6: Quality Factors in Foods
Chapter 7: Unit Operations in Food Processing
Chapter 8: Food Deterioration
Chapter 9: Heat
Chapter 10: Cold
Chapter 11: Drying and Dehydration
Chapter 12: Radiant and Electrical Energy
Chapter 13: Fermentation, Microorganisms and Biotechnology
Chapter 14: Chemicals
Chapter 15: Packaging
Chapter 16: Milk
Chapter 17: Meat, Poultry, and Eggs
Chapter 18: Fish and Shellfish
Chapter 19: Cereal Grains, Legumes, and Oilseeds
Chapter 20: Fruits & Vegetables
Chapter 21: Fats and Oils
Chapter 22: Candies and Sweets
Chapter 23: Beverages
Chapter 24: Environmental Concerns and Processing
Chapter 25: Food Safety
Chapter 26: Regulations and Labeling
Chapter 27: World Food Needs
Chapter 28: Careers in Food Science


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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 0766813150 | ISBN-13: 9780766813151)

Classmaster CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 0766813169 | ISBN-13: 9780766813168)

The ClassMaster includes the following Components: Computerized Testbank: o Delmar's ClassMaster computerized testbank component is the most flexible solution for creating, administering, and grading exams, tutorials, and quizzes o Features a Quick Start Guide that will lead the instructor through the basic steps of creating a gradebook and exam for the corresponding subject and discipline Testbank capabilities: o Supports multiple choice, True/False, Matching, Fill-in-the-blank, and Essay question types o Enables the instructor to modify, rearrange or edit an existing exam, which can include graphics o Automatically grades objective questions and enters them into a grade book o Generates gradebook data in either raw scores or percentages o Provides a secure environment that provides a number of security features including student log-ins and password, question and answer versioning and encrypted test results o The instructor also has the option of reviewing each student's original test file Instructor's Guide o Provides unit objectives, competencies to be developed, unit glossaries and answers to all questions in the accompanying textbook Teacher's Resource Materials o Includes lesson plans and an average of 100 transparency masters per text Internet Access o Provides a direct link to our web site: www.Agriscience.delmar.com o This Web site is a resource center for instructors, students, and professionals alike in the field of agriscience. You will be able to access information on plant science, agribusiness, animal science, horticulture, veterinary studies, and much more. In addition you will have access to pre-and post publication information including sample chapters and online product demonstrations. All on One CD-ROM for your convenience! System Requirements: Windows 95 or higher, 486 processor or higher, 16MB of RAM, 30MB Hard Disk space, 2X CD-ROM drive

Agriscience: Fundamentals and Applications  (ISBN-10: 0766816648 | ISBN-13: 9780766816640)

This third edition of "Agriscience: Fundamentals & Applications," addresses the basic levels of modern agriscience concepts using language and examples designed to meet the needs of beginning students interested in natural science careers. The text integrates broadened principles of agriculture through all the major science areas, and adds many new applications of science, technology, math, agriculture, natural resources and the environment. New full-color photographs and illustrations have been added for visual enhancement, as well as internet icons to help students explore agriscience topics beyond the boundaries of the text. The unit profiles and student activities provide instructors with innovative ways to teach modern agriscience concepts, as this book contains invaluable resources for introductory agriscience curriculums.

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Student Supplements

Agriscience: Fundamentals and Applications  (ISBN-10: 0766816648 | ISBN-13: 9780766816640)

This third edition of "Agriscience: Fundamentals & Applications," is the agriscience textbook of tomorrow. This edition strengthens both science and technology components in agricultural education for the new millennium. It carefully takes students through all major science areas - from plant, animal sciences, to food science, and environmental technology, and adds many new applications for practical usage and understanding of the material. Scientific discoveries and internet icons enhance the full-color text, giving students of today the foundation they need to be the agriculturists, scientists, and innovators of tomorrow.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Rick Parker, PhD.

Rick Parker is President of the National Agricultural Institute and Director of the National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA). Formerly a division director and instructor at the College of Southern Idaho for two decades, he taught biology, food science, and animal science. He also worked as the Director for AgroKnowledge, the National Center for Agriscience and Technology Education, a project funded by the National Science Foundation. Currently, Dr. Parker is also the Editor for the peer-reviewed NACTA Journal, which focuses on of teaching and learning scholarship. An experienced author, Dr. Parker has published a number of Cengage Learning texts, including Aquaculture Science, Introduction to Plant Science, Fundamentals of Plant and Soil Science, Introduction to Food Science, and Equine Science. He also co-authored Fundamentals of Plant Science.