Laboratory Manual for General Biology

ISBN-10: 0534380255
ISBN-13: 9780534380250
Edition: 5th 2007 (Revised)
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Description: One of the best ways for your students to succeed in their biology course is through hands-on lab experience. With its 46 lab exercises and hundreds of color photos and illustrations, the LABORATORY MANUAL FOR GENERAL BIOLOGY, Fifth Edition, is your  More...

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List price: $207.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 8/10/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 768
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.696

One of the best ways for your students to succeed in their biology course is through hands-on lab experience. With its 46 lab exercises and hundreds of color photos and illustrations, the LABORATORY MANUAL FOR GENERAL BIOLOGY, Fifth Edition, is your students' guide to a better understanding of biology. Most exercises can be completed within two hours, and answers to the exercises are included in the Instructor's Manual. The perfect companion to Starr and Taggart's BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, Eleventh Edition, as well as Starr's BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, Sixth Edition, and BIOLOGY: TODAY AND TOMORROW, this lab manual can also be used with any introductory biology text.

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 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.

Preface
To the Student
Laboratory Supplies and Procedures
The Scientific Method
Measurement
Microscopy
Homeostasis
Macromolecules and You: Food and Diet Analysis
Structure and Function of Living Cells
Diffusion, Osmosis, and the Functional Significance of Biological Membranes
Enzymes: Catalysts of Life
Photosynthesis: Capture of Light Energy
Respiration: Energy Conversion
Mitosis and Cytokinesis: Nuclear and Cytoplasmic Division
Meiosis: Basis of Sexual Reproduction
Heredity
Nucleic Acids: Blueprints for Life
Biotechnology: Bacterial Transformation
Evolutionary Agents
Evidences of Evolution
Taxonomy: Classifying and Naming Organisms
Bacteria and Protists I
Protists II
Fungi
Bryophytes--Liverworts and Mosses
Seedless Vascular Plants: Club Mosses and Ferns
Seed Plants I: Gymnosperms
Seed Plants II: Angiosperms
Sponges and Cnidarians
Flatworms and Rotifers
Segmented Worms and Mollusks
Roundworms and Joint-Legged Animals
Echinoderms and Invertebrate Chordates
Vertebrates
Plant Organization: Vegetative Organs of Flowering Plants
Animal Organization
Dissection of the Fetal Pig: Introduction, External Anatomy, and the Muscular System
Dissection of the Fetal Pig: Digestive, Respiratory, and Circulatory Systems
Dissection of the Fetal Pig: Urogenital and Nervous Systems
Human Sensations, Reflexes, and Reactions
Structure and Function of the Sensory Organs
Human Skeletal and Muscular Systems
Human Blood and Circulation
Human Respiration
Animal Development: Gametogenesis and Fertilization
Animal Development: Cleavage, Gastrulation, and Late Development
The Natural Arsenal: An Experimental Study of the Relationships Between Plants and Animals
Ecology: Living Organisms in Their Environment
Human Impact on the Environment: Stream Ecology
Animal Behavior
Measurement Conversions
Genetics Problems
Terms of Orientation in and Around the Animal Body
Illustrawtion references.

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