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ISBN-10: 0030225582

ISBN-13: 9780030225581

Edition: 2003

Authors: John H. Postlethwait, Janet L. Hopson

List price: $257.95
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This fresh approach to teaching introductory biology to non-science majors is based on two sets of beliefs. First, that nonscience majors absorb biology best when it is presented in the context of personal experience or human relevance. Second, that today's variety of media--video, CD-ROMs, and the Internet--offer unprecedented opportunities to bring people, imagery, biological processes, hands-on interactivity, and up-to-the-minute data into the study of biology. Authors John Postlethwait and Janet Hopson have created a topical, case-history approach to teaching life science fundamentals that fully integrates electronic media so that the student can explore relevant biology in ways suited…    
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Book details

List price: $257.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 7/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 10.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.586
Language: English

John H. Postlethwait is professor of Biology at the University of Oregon where he has taught general biology for 29 years, to both biology majors and non-majors, as well as upper division courses in embryology and genetics. His research on the genetic mechanisms of embryonic development and the origin of vertebrate genomes is supported by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. For three one-year periods, Dr. Postlethwait conducted research supported by Fullbright grants at the Institute f�r Molekular Biologie in Salzburg, Austria, the Laboratoire de Genetique Moleculaire des Eucaryotes in Strasbourg, France, and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in Oxford,…    

What Is Life (And Why Study It)? Case Study Search for Life on Mars
Cells, Genes And Life's Perpetuation
Cells and the Chemistry of Life. Case Study Hiv and Aids
How Cells Take in and Use Energy. Case Study Metabolism of Hummingbirds
The Cell Cycle
Case Study Cancer and the Cell Cycle
Patterns of Inheritance
Case Study Cystic Fibrosis
Dna and the Thread of Life
Case Study Dna Fingerprinting
Gene Function and Manipulation
Case Study Transgenic Goats
Reproduction and Development
Case Study In Vitro Fertilization
Evolution And Biodiversity
Mechanisms of Evolution
Case Study Antibiotic Resistance
Life's Origins and Biodiversity
Case Study Extreme Environments in Hawaii
Single-celled Life
Case Study Malaria (Plasmodium)
Fungi and Plants
Decomposers and Producers
Case Study Chile peppers
Animals. the Great Consumers
Case Study Dung Beetles
The Dynamic Body
Body Function, Survival and Steady State
Case Study Effects of Weightlessness in Outer Space
Circulation and Respiration
Case Study Blood Substitutes
Immune System
Case Study Battling the Common Cold/The Flu
Nutrition and Digestion
Case Study Koala Digestion
Messengers of Change
Case Study Stress Hormones in a College Student
Nervous System
Case Study Brain Mapping and Neural Activity in Deaf People
Muscles and Skeleton
The Body in Motion
Case Study Locomotion and Balance in Athletes vs. Older People
The Living Plant
Plant Life
Form and Function
Case Study Hemp Anatomy and Uses
How Plants Grow
Case Study Genetically Engineered Rice
The Dynamic Plant
Case Study Weeds and Super Weeds
The Living World
Ecology of Populations and Communities
Case Study Overfishing Off Cape Cod
Ecology of Ecosystems and Biosphere
Case Study Global Warming and Shifting Butterfly Ranges
Animal Behavior
Case Study Sex Lives of Bonobos and Chimps