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Asking about Life

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ISBN-10: 053440653X

ISBN-13: 9780534406530

Edition: 3rd 2005

Authors: Allan J. Tobin, Jennie Dusheck

List price: $348.95
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Experiments are the plot that holds the story of biology together. ASKING ABOUT LIFE uses the process of experimentation to describe the scientific process and to illustrate the personal and professional motives that drive scientists to work so hard at asking and answering questions. In this important revision, the authors continue to use thought-provoking chapter-opening stories to engage students in the process of science. At the same time, they focus on making the text more accessible through streamlined coverage (100 fewer pages in this edition) and a refined organization and design. New features make it easier for students to remember the main ideas. For example, Key Questions begin…    
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Book details

List price: $348.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 2/11/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 960
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.884
Language: English

Allan Tobin's undergraduate degree from MIT is in literature and biology and his doctoral degree is in biophysics with an emphasis on physical biochemistry. For more than 35 years he has taught introductory courses in general biology, cell biology, molecular biology, developmental biology, and neuroscience. He is the recipient of the U.C. Los Angeles Faculty Teaching and Service Award and is regarded as an excellent and highly interactive teacher.

Jennie Dusheck has an undergraduate degree in zoology from U.C. Berkeley and her master's degree is also in zoology. She also holds a certificate in science writing from U.C. Santa Cruz. Dusheck has written for "Science News," "Science Magazine," and other publications. From 1985 to1993 she was the Principal Editor at U.C. Santa Cruz and has received several national awards including the Gold Medal for Best-in-Category from the National Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. As a biologist she has studied the effects of light intensity on bird song, social behavior in field mice, food preferences of deer, cattle and skipper butterflies as well as axis formation in Xenopus…    

Chemistry And Cell Biology
How Do Biologists Study Life?
The Chemical Foundations of Life
Biological Molecules Great and Small
Why Are All Organisms Made of Cells?
Directions and Rates of Biochemical Processes
How Do Organisms Supply Themselves with Energy?
Photosynthesis: How Do Organisms Get Energy from the Sun?
Genetics - The Continuity Of Life
Cell Reproduction
From Meiosis to Mendel
The Structure, Replication, and Repair of DNA
How Are Genes Expressed?
Viruses, Jumping Genes, and Other Unusual Genes
Genetic Engineering and Recombinant DNA
Human Genetics
What Is the Evidence for Evolution?
Microevolution: How Do Populations Evolve?
Macroevolution: How Do Species Evolve?
How Did the First Organisms Evolve?
Classification: What's in a Name?
Prokaryotes: How Does the Other Half live?
Classifying the Protists and Multicellular Fungi
How Did Plants Adapt to Dry Land?
Protostome Animals: Most Animals Form Mouth First
Deuterostome Animals: Echinoderms and Chordates
Ecosystem Dynamics
Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems
Communities: How Do Species Interact?
Populations: Extinctions and Explosions
The Ecology of Animal Behavior
Structural And Physiological Adaptations Of Flowering Plants
Structural and Chemical Adaptations of Plants
How Do Plants Move Water and Sugars?
Growth and Development of Flowering Plants
How Do Plants Respond to Their Environment?
Structural And Physiological Adaptations Of Animals
Form and Function in Animals
How Do Animals Move?
How Do Animals Obtain Nourishment from Food?
How Do Animals Coordinate the Actions of Cells and Organs?
How Do Animals Move Blood Through Their Bodies?
How Do Animals Breathe?
How Do Animals Manage Water, Sales, and Wastes?
Defense: Inflammation and Immunity
The Nervous System and the Sense Organs
The Cells of the Nervous System
Sexual Reproduction
How Do Organisms Become Complete?