Category: Biology

Biology and Anatomy & Physiology Helps: The Chemistry of Life

By Carolyn Miller

The Biology and Anatomy & body structure is helping sequence is designed to supply a evaluation of the targets and vocabulary coated through many teachers. This sequence is in note-like structure to complement any scholar examine consultant and offers a self try on the finish of every textual content to assist with fabric assessment of the subject lined. The Biology and A&P is helping sequence is meant as an reduction for learn initiatives, complex homeschoolers, AP highschool scholars and school scholars in nursing, pre-med, pre-vet, biology, zoology and biochemistry.

The books within the Biology and Anatomy & body structure is helping sequence are designed to behave as a lesson supplementations. those texts will not be meant to supply a complete assessment of the fabrics lined with no complete Biology or Anatomy & body structure curriculum to again it up.

The Biology and Anatomy & body structure is helping sequence additionally presents notice taking suggestions as an relief to additional enhance school room and research skills.

This quantity covers the Chemistry of Life
Table of Contents:
Preface
Note Taking Helps
Matter
Energy
Chemical Elements
Atomic Structure
Molecules, combinations and Compounds
Chemical Bonds
Properties of Water
Chemical Reactions
Acids and Bases
Properties of universal natural Compounds
Proteins
Enzymes
Nucleotides
ATP and Metabolism
Self Test
Answers
Resources and References
About the writer

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Understanding the Human Body

By QA international Collectif

With 6 trillion cells, 206 bones, and six hundred muscular tissues, the human physique is an awesome residing mechanism that's in extreme and relentless activity.

For all curious readers, the data publications open the door to a global of advanced and alluring phenomena.

Accurate, distinct visible details is all outlined in lay language to make it effortlessly available to the non-expert. Definitions to clinical phrases are given both within the clarification itself, or within the entire glossary.

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The Snoring Bird: My Family's Journey Through a Century of Biology

By Bernd Heinrich

Although Gerd Heinrich, a loyal naturalist, really expert in wasps, Bernd Heinrich attempted to distance himself from his "old-fashioned" father, changing into a hybrid: a contemporary, experimental biologist with a naturalist's sensibilities.

In this striking memoir, the award-winning writer stocks the ways that his dating together with his father, mixed together with his designated adolescence, molded him into the scientist, and guy, he's this day. From Gerd's days as a soldier in Europe and the family's bold break out from the purple military in 1945 to the country Maine farm they got here to name domestic, Heinrich relates all of it in his trademark kind, making technology obtainable and awe-inspiring.

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Biology: The Dynamic Science

By Peter J. Russell, Stephen L. Wolfe

Biology: The Dynamic technology is the 1st basic biology textual content with an experimental procedure that connects ancient learn, fresh advances accomplished with molecular instruments, and a glimpse of the longer term throughout the eyes of popular researchers engaged on key unanswered questions of the day. This entire framework doesn't come on the fee of crucial options. fairly, it offers a significant, lifelike context for studying the entire center fabric that scholars needs to grasp of their first direction. Written "from the floor up" with minimum jargon and crisp, common reasons of the present nation of organic wisdom, the textual content helps scholars as they research the clinical process-and the best way to imagine as scientists do.

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Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

By Philip V. Mladenov

The marine surroundings is the biggest, most crucial, and but such a lot mysterious habitat on our planet. It comprises greater than ninety nine% of the world's dwelling area, produces half its oxygen, performs a severe function in regulating its weather, and helps a remarkably different and exquisitely tailored array of lifestyles types, from microscopic viruses, micro organism, and plankton to the most important present animals. during this targeted Very brief creation, biologist Philip Mladenov presents a accomplished review of marine biology, supplying a journey of marine lifestyles and marine tactics that levels from the polar oceans to tropical coral reefs, and from coastline mollusks to deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Mladenov additionally seems to be at a couple of elements that pose an important hazard to the marine setting and to a lot of its existence forms-threats akin to overfishing, coastal improvement, plastic toxins, oil spills, nutrient toxins, the unfold of unique species, and the emission of weather altering greenhouse gases. through the ebook he effectively weaves round the rules of marine biology a dialogue of the human affects at the oceans and the threats those pose to our welfare.

About the Series:

Oxford's Very brief Introductions sequence bargains concise and unique introductions to a variety of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary thought to historical past, and Archaeology to the Bible. no longer easily a textbook of definitions, each one quantity during this sequence offers trenchant and provocative--yet continually balanced and complete--discussions of the primary matters in a given self-discipline or box. each Very brief advent supplies a readable evolution of the topic in query, demonstrating how the topic has constructed and the way it has encouraged society. finally, the sequence will surround each significant educational self-discipline, delivering all scholars an obtainable and ample reference library. regardless of the region of analysis that one deems very important or beautiful, regardless of the subject that fascinates the overall reader, the Very brief Introductions sequence has a convenient and reasonable consultant that might most likely end up indispensable.

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Crows: Encounters with the Wise Guys of the Avian World {10th anniversary edition}

This revised and extended variation of Candace Savage’s best-selling ebook approximately ravens and crows is stronger through extra work, drawings, and photographs, in addition to a desirable collection of first-person tales and poems approximately extraordinary encounters with crows. in a single tale, a pack of crows brilliantly thwarts an assault through a Golden Eagle; in one other, a mischievous crow rescues the writer from grief. And in a 3rd piece, after nursing a battered child crow again to overall healthiness till it flies off with different crows, Louise Erdrich hauntingly describes her altered knowledge as she listens for the “dark giggle” of crows whereas she works.

Based on 20 years of audacious study via scientists around the globe, the ebook additionally presents an unparalleled, evidence-based glimpse into corvids’ highbrow, social, and emotional lives. yet even if seen during the lens of technology, fantasy, or daily event, the result's continually a similar. those birds are so smart—and so mysterious—they take your breath away.

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The Origin of Humanness in the Biology of Love

The crucial main issue of this booklet is us people. The authors’ easy query is: ‘How is it that we will stay in mutual care, have moral matters, and whilst deny all that in the course of the rational justification of aggression?’ The authors resolution this easy query ultimately by means of supplying a glance into the fundaments of our organic structure, focusing on what they time period emotioning, that's the stream of feelings in way of life that courses the circulate of the systemic conservation of a fashion of residing. Maturana and Verden-Zöller declare that the basic emotion that gave upward push to people as sapient languaging beings was once love, and that this continues to be our fundament even if different feelings turn into socially generic.

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The Restless Clock: A History of the Centuries-Long Argument over What Makes Living Things Tick

By Jessica Riskin

Today, a systematic rationalization isn't intended to ascribe employer to ordinary phenomena: we might now not say a rock falls since it seeks the guts of the earth. Even for dwelling issues, within the usual sciences and sometimes within the social sciences, an analogous is correct. a contemporary botanist wouldn't say that vegetation pursue sun. This has no longer regularly been the case, nor, possibly, used to be it inevitable. because the 17th century, many thinkers have made business enterprise, in numerous kinds, critical to science.

The stressed Clock examines the background of this precept, banning enterprise, within the existence sciences. It additionally tells the tale of dissenters embracing the other proposal: that employer is key to nature. the tale starts off with the automata of early smooth Europe, as versions for the recent technology of residing issues, and lines questions of technological know-how and company via Descartes, Leibniz, Lamarck, and Darwin, between many others. Mechanist technological know-how, Jessica Riskin indicates, had an linked theology: the argument from layout, which stumbled on proof for a fashion designer within the mechanisms of nature. Rejecting such appeals to a supernatural God, the dissenters sought to naturalize employer instead of outsourcing it to a “divine engineer.” Their version solid dwelling issues now not as passive yet as active, self-making machines.

The clash among passive- and active-mechanist techniques continues a subterranean existence in present technology, shaping debates in fields comparable to evolutionary biology, cognitive technological know-how, and synthetic intelligence. This heritage offers not just to notify such debates, but in addition our experience of the probabilities for what it ability to interact in science—and even what it skill to be alive.

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Marine Mammals of the World: A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification

With insurance on the entire marine mammals of the realm, authors Jefferson, Webber, and Pitman have created a easy consultant to spot marine mammals alive in nature (at sea or at the beach), useless specimens “in hand”, and likewise to spot marine mammals according to positive aspects of the cranium. this useful consultant offers marine biologists and lay individuals with specified descriptions of diagnostic gains, illustrations of exterior visual appeal, appealing pictures, dichotomous keys, and extra. complete colour illustrations and vibrant pictures of each dwelling marine mammal species are included, in addition to comprehendible maps displaying a variety of info. For readers who hope additional session, authors have integrated an inventory of literature references on the finish of every species account. For an stronger knowing of habitation, this consultant additionally comprises recognizable geographic kinds defined individually with colourful work and pictures. All of those crucial instruments supplied make Marine Mammals of the area the main targeted and authoritative consultant on hand!

* comprises outstanding images of each species of marine mammal for exact id
* Authors’ collective event provides as much as eighty years, and feature noticeable the vast majority of the species and certain geographic types defined within the consultant
* presents the main distinctive and anatomically actual illustrations presently to be had
* unique emphasis is put on the id of species in “problem groups,” equivalent to the beaked whales, long-beaked oceanic dolphin, and southern fur seals
* incorporates a unique checklist of resources for additional information behind the booklet.

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