The Basics of Biology, 1st Edition

  • Carol Leth Stone
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  • ISBN-10: 0313058202
  • ISBN-13: 9780313058202
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 280 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2004 | Published/Released September 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2004

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Introduction to the science of biology. Details the history of biology, as well as many of the field's basic theories and concepts for students. Demonstrates the modern tools and techniques that biologists use today. Presents the most noteworthy discoveries in biology. Provides easy experiments for students to replicate.


"...users attempting to understand debates over gene typing, stem cell research and genetically altered foods may find this a useful, up-to-date review of fundamental issues in biology." --Lawrence Looks at Books, November 2004

— Lawrence Looks at Books

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Biosphere.
Tools and Techniques: The Curator's Toolkit.
Application to Everyday Life Feature: Pros and Cons of Biological Control.
2: The Evolution of Life.
Tools: Radioactive Dating.
Application to Everyday Life Feature: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.
3: Cells and Genetics.
Application to Everyday Life Feature: Screening for a Genetic Disease.
Tools and Techniques: Genetic Engineering.
4: Organs and Systems.
Application to Everyday Life Feature: The Stem Cell Debate.
Tools and Techniques: New Images for Medical Diagnoses.
Color Insert.
5: A Survey of Organisms.
Tools: Statistics and Biology.
Application to Everyday Life Feature: Zoos, Pro and Con.
6: Humans in the Biosphere.
Application to Everyday Life Feature: Debating GMOs.
Tools: Global Views of Earth.
7: Investigations.
Investigating Biology on the Internet.
Units of Measurement: Metric System and English System.
Landmarks in Biology.
Selected Bibliography.
For Further Reading.
About the Author.