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Understanding Biology

Understanding Biology

Grade Levels: 13
By Kenneth Mason and George Johnson and Jonathan Losos and Susan Singer
Copyright: 2015
Publication Date: January 6, 2014
MHID: 0073532290
ISBN 13: 9780073532295

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New Features

The Learning Path
Each chapter opens with a Learning Path that walks students through the main concepts of the chapter.

Concept Learning Objectives
Chapters are divided into sections for ease of use. Each section begins with Concept Learning Objectives that clearly state the skills or ideas students are to master.

Review of Concept Questions
At the end of each chapter concept, Review of Concept questions challenge students to check their understanding of that topic.

Scientific Thinking Figures
Thinking Scientific Illustrations walk the student through an experiment following the scientific method.

Inquiry and Analysis
Located at the end of each chapter, Inquiry and Analysis features provide students a deeper look into a scientific investigation, presenting experimental results and challenging them to interpret the data.

Connecting the Concepts
Located at the end of each Unit, Connecting the Concepts (Map) illustrates to students how seemingly isolated concepts in different chapters are actually connected by unifying concepts of biology.

Understand, Apply and Synthesize
Understand, Apply and Synthesize questions, located at the end of chapter, are organized according to the levels of Blooms - Understand questions assess base knowledge of concepts; Apply questions assess the student's ability to apply the information to different situations; and Synthesize questions assess the student's ability to think more critically about the topics covered in the chapter.

Understanding Biology

Part I The Molecular Basis of Life
1--The Science of Biology
2--The Nature of Moleculars and the Properties of Water
3--The Chemical Building Blocks of Life
Part II The Biology of the Cell
4--Cell Structure
5--Membranes
6--Energy and Metabolism
7--How Cells Harvest Energy
8--Photosynthesis
9--Cell Communication
10--How Cells Divide
Part III Genetic and Molecular Biology
11--Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis
12--Patterns of Inheritance
13--The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance
14--DNA: The Genetic Material
15--Genes and How They Work
16--Control of Gene Expression
17--Biotechnology
18--Genomics
Part IV Evolution
19--Genes Within Populations
20--The Evidence for Evolution
21--The Origin of Species
Part V The Diversity of Life
22--Systematics and Phylogeny
23--Prokaryotes and Viruses
24--Protists
25--Fungi
26--Plants
27--Animal Diversity
28--Vertebrates
Part VI Plant Form and Function
29--Plant Form
30--Plant Reproduction
31--The Living Plant
Part VII Animal Form and Function
32--The Animal Biology and How It Moves
33--The Nervous System
34--Fueling the Body's Metabolism
35--Maintaining Homeostasis
36--Reproduction and Development
Part VIII Ecology and Behavior
37--Behavioral Biology
38--Ecology of Populations
39--Community Ecology
40--The Living World

About the Author

Kenneth Mason

Kenneth A. Mason received his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Washington, worked at UC Berkeley, then pursued his PhD in Genetics at UC Davis. He has taught Gentics, Microbial Genetics, Microbiology, Advanced Molecular Genetics, Introductory Biology, and a Genetics Laboratory that he designed.

George Johnson

George B. Johnson, Ph.D., is a professor of biology at Washington University in St. Louis and a professor of genetics at the university's School of Medicine. He is a prolific author of life science texts and curriculum products in a variety of media. New to his list of works are the Explorations of Human Biology CD-ROM and the textbook Human Biology, both offered by Wm. C. Brown Publishers. Johnson is acknowledged as an authority on population genetics and evolution variability, and he has published more than 50 research papers dealing with these and related topics. Visitors to the St. Louis Zoo can appreciate Johnson's work in the Living World, the educational center of which he is the founding director.

Jonathan Losos

Jonathan Losos is a Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Curator of Herpetology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. Losos's research has focused on studying patterns of adaptive ratiation and evolutionary diversification in lizards. The recipient of several awards including hte prestigious Theodosius Dobzhansky and David Starr Jordan Prizes for outstanding young evolutionary biologists, Losos has published more than 100 scientific articles.

Susan Singer

Susan Singer is the Laurence McKinley Gould Professor of the Natural Sciences in teh dpartment of biology at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, where she has taught introductory biology, plant biology, genetics, plant development, and developmental genetics for 20 years. Her research interests are focused on the development and evolution of flowering plants. Singer has authored numberous scientific publications on plant development, contributed chapters to developmental biology texts, and is actively involved with teh education efforts of several professional societies. She received the American Society of Plant Biology's Excellence in Teaching Award, serves on teh National Academies Board on Science Education, and chaired the NRC study committee that produced America's Lab Report.