Higher Education

Biology: The Dynamic Science, Volume 1 (Units 1 & 2), 3rd Edition

  • Peter J. Russell Reed College
  • Paul E. Hertz Barnard College
  • Beverly McMillan
  • ISBN-10: 113359204X  |  ISBN-13: 9781133592044
  • 528 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012
  • © 2014 | Published
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Overview

Help students think and engage like scientists! BIOLOGY: THE DYNAMIC SCIENCE, Third Edition, allows students to develop a deep understanding of the core concepts in Biology and builds a strong foundation for future courses. The authors explain complex ideas clearly and describe how biologists collect and interpret evidence to test hypotheses about the living world. Russell, Hertz, and McMillan spark students' curiosity about living systems instead of burying it under a mountain of disconnected facts. They engage students with what scientists know about the living world, how they know it, and what they still need to learn. By conveying the authors' passions for biological research, the text helps students cultivate the mental habits of scientists. The accompanying Aplia for Biology complements the book by enabling students to go beyond rote memorization and gain a true understanding of key concepts.

Features and Benefits

  • Straightforward explanations of fundamental concepts presented from the evolutionary perspective bind the biological sciences together and enable students to see the big picture. Clarity of presentation, thoughtful organization, a seamless flow of topics within chapters, and spectacularly useful illustrations are central to the approach.
  • "Why It Matters" sections motivate the study of the chapter topic and capture student interest by telling the story of how a researcher arrived at a key insight or how biological research solved a major societal problem, explaining a fundamental process, or elucidating a phenomenon.
  • "Insights from the Molecular Revolution" essays highlight how molecular technologies allow scientists to answer questions that they could not have even posed 20 or 30 years ago.
  • Research Figures (Research Method, Observational Research, and Experimental Research) provide more detailed information about how biologists formulate and test specific hypotheses by gathering and interpreting data.
  • "Unanswered Questions" by experts in the field identify important unresolved issues relating to the chapter topic and describe cutting-edge research that will advance our knowledge in the future. Accompanying "Think Like a Scientist" questions encourage students to analyze the topic further.
  • "Think Outside the Book" activities help students think analytically and critically as they explore the biological world. Students can engage in these activities either individually or in small groups.
  • "Interpret the Data" exercises at the end of each chapter, derived from published biological research, develop student skills in reading graphs or tables to understand the data.
  • Aplia for Biology helps students learn and understand key concepts via focused assignments and active learning opportunities that include randomized, automatically graded questions, exceptional text interaction, and immediate feedback.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Biological Concepts and Research.
UNIT I: MOLECULES AND CELLS.
2. Life, Chemistry, and Water.
3. Biological Molecules: The Carbon Compounds of Life.
4. Energy, Enzymes, and Biological Reactions.
5. The Cell: An Overview.
6. Membranes and Transport.
7. Cell Communication.
8. Harvesting Chemical Energy: Cellular Respiration.
9. Photosynthesis.
10. Cell Division and Mitosis.
UNIT II: 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.
19. Genomes and Proteomes.

What's New

  • NEW! "Think Like a Scientist" questions ask students to apply what they have just learned beyond the information presented in the text. They are incorporated into Experimental Research, Observational Research, and Closer Look figures as well as the Insights from the Molecular Revolution and Unanswered Questions boxes.
  • NEW! "Closer Look" figures integrate a major concept from the chapter into an important visual presentation, usually a complex or multistep diagram, and enables students to gain a better understanding of the concept. The key concept is stated briefly at the top and then illustrated in detail. The figures end with a Figure Summary and a Think Like a Scientist question.
  • NEW! Chapter 19 on Genomes and Proteomes develops an understanding of how the growing field of genomics contributes to fundamental biological knowledge and to human health.
  • NEW! Plant diversity coverage has been expanded from one chapter to two chapters and offers greater depth.
  • NEW! The text has been revised and updated throughout to reflect the latest developments in biology.

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Resource Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133954650 | ISBN-13: 9781133954651)

A great planning tool that includes chapter outlines, objectives, suggestions for presenting the material, classroom and laboratory enrichment ideas, possible answers to critical thinking questions and more. There will be a new Video Resource section, where Cengage BBC videos will be listed. Also included in Microsoft® Word format on the PowerLecture DVD.

Electronic Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1133954634 | ISBN-13: 9781133954637)

Test items ranked according to difficulty and Bloom's Taxonomy. Questions include multiple-choice (organized by chapter heading), matching, classification, selecting the exception, and labeling exercises. Also included in Microsoft® Word format on the PowerLecture DVD.

Biology: The Dynamic Science (AP® Edition), 3rd: PowerLecture DVD-ROM with ExamView Test Generator  (ISBN-10: 1133954669 | ISBN-13: 9781133954668)

PowerLecture provides all your lecture resources on a single DVD. Power Lecture allows you to edit the text and art slides to fit your needs. Included are all the art and photos from the book plus bonus photos for you to use. All the art is available with removable labels, and key pieces of art have been "stepped" so they can be presented one segment at a time. With one click you can launch animations and videos related to the chapter, without leaving PowerPoint. New 3-D animations help bring important concepts to life with topics such as DNA translation, Mitosis, and Photosynthesis. Brooks/Cole Video Library (Featuring BBC Motion Gallery Video Clips): The Brooks/Cole Video Library contains over 40 high-quality videos that can be used alongside the text. A wide range of video topics offer professors a great tool to engage students and help them connect the material to their lives outside of the classroom.

Online Correlation Guide  (ISBN-10: 1133954626 | ISBN-13: 9781133954620)

This guide correlates the 1e Transparencies (ISBN 9780534403317) and the 2e Transparencies (ISBN 9780538493680) to the current figure number and page number in the 3rd edition textbook.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Peter J. Russell

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

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.