Higher Education

Essentials Laboratory Exercises for General Biology, 5th Edition

  • James W. Perry University of Wisconsin - Fox Valley
  • David Morton Frostburg State University
  • Joy B. Perry University of Wisconsin - Fox Valley
  • ISBN-10: 0495310050  |  ISBN-13: 9780495310051
  • 408 Pages
  • © 2007 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.00



This is a 4 color briefer version of the top-selling intro biology lab manual that has been reworked to contain the most popular labs only. This is in inventory and containing just the top 23 labs.

Table of Contents

1. The Scientific Method
2. Measurement
3. Microscopy
4. Macromolecules and You: Food and Diet Analysis
5. Structure and Function of Living Cells
6. Diffusion, Osmosis, and the Functional Significance of Biological Membranes
7. Enzymes: Catalysts of Life
8. Photosynthesis: Capture of Light Energy
9. Respiration: Energy Conversion
10. Mitosis and Cytokinesis: Nuclear and Cytoplasmic Division
11. Meiosis: Basis of Sexual Reproduction
12. Heredity
13. Nucleic Acids: Blueprints for Life
14. Evidence of Evolution
15. Taxonomy: Classifying and Naming Organisms
16. Bacteria and Protists I
17. Protists II
18. Fungi
19. Seedless Vascular Plants: Club Mosses and Ferns
20. Seed Plants I: Gymnosperms
21. Seed Plants II: Angiosperms
22. Vertebrates
23. Plant Organization: Vegetative Organs of Flowering Plants

Meet the Author

Author Bio

James W. Perry

Jim Perry is Campus Executive Officer and Dean Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Fox Valley. Prior to his retirement in 2011, he also was Professor of Biological Sciences. Dr. Perry began his university education at Fox Valley's sister campus, U.W. Marathon County in Wausau, WI. He received his B.S. (Zoology and Secondary Education), M.S. (Botany and Zoology), and Ph.D. (Botany and Plant Pathology) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His Ph.D. thesis was an ultrastructural study of the infection process and disease progression of a major fungal disease of potatoes. From 1983 to 1993, he was a faculty member at Frostburg State University. Dr. Perry and his spouse Joy reside in rural Winnebago County, WI, and spend as much time as possible at their cabin in far northern Wisconsin, seven miles south of Lake Superior. He is an avid outdoors person, vintage car owner, and owns, wrenches, and drives a 1962 Volvo vintage road race car on some of the nation's finest road race circuits.

David Morton

David Morton emigrated to the United States from London, England, in his sophomore year of high school. Dr. Morton earned a B.S. degree cum laude from the State University of New York at New Paltz and his Ph.D. from Cornell University. His thesis involved iron metabolism in vampire bats, and he continued his general interest in the physiology and ecology of bats throughout his career. Before retiring in 2009, he held positions at Wright State University and Frostburg State University. He chaired FSU's biology department for 9 years. He continues to reside in the city of Frostburg, Maryland, with Beverly, his wife of 46 years. They have one son and four granddaughters.

Joy B. Perry

Joy Perry is Senior Lecturer of Biological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Fox Valley, Menasha, WI. Ms. Perry earned a B.S. in General Biology from Purdue University and an M.S. in Plant Pathology, with emphasis on Integrated Pest Management, from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She serves on the board of the international professional society, the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE). An avid gardener, she is active in local and statewide groups promoting community and school gardens, as well as expanded opportunities for producers and consumers of local food.