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Life: The Science of Biology Volume I & BioPortal Access Card

Sadava, David E., Heller, H. Craig, Orians, Gordon H., Purves, William K.

Editore: W. H. Freeman, 2010
ISBN 10: 1429254262 / ISBN 13: 9781429254267
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Titolo: Life: The Science of Biology Volume I & ...

Casa editrice: W. H. Freeman

Data di pubblicazione: 2010

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Riassunto: THE NEXT GREAT CHAPTER IN THE STORY OF LIFE   The science of biology evolves. The science classroom and lab evolve. In this edition, as
always, Life: The Science of Biology evolves with them, in innovative, authoritative, and
captivating ways.
From the first edition to the present, Life has set the standard for being the most balanced experimentally-based introductory biology text. Life has always presented how we know (the process of science through experiments) as well as what we know (facts derived from these experiments). The new edition builds on this legacy, again teaching fundamental concepts and the latest developments by taking students step by step through the research that revealed them. To achieve this, all of the Ninth Edition?s innovations?new authorship, new and reororganized chapters, new experimental content, enhanced features, reinvisioned art, and new media tools?are focused on giving students and instructors the best tools for bringing the best of biological research and applications into the introductory majors biology course.
Also avalable, Volume Splits:?paperbound in full color! Volume I: The Cell and Heredity (Chapters 1-20)
Volume II: Evolution, Diversity and Ecology (Chapters 1, 21-33, 54-59)
Volume III: Plants and Animals (Chapters 1, 34-53)

A GREENER LIFE Another first, the new edition of Life is printed on paper earning the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) label, the ?gold standard? in green paper products. Life paper includes 10% pre-consumer waste, 10% post-consumer waste, and is manufactured from wood from well-managed sustainable forests. Additionally, Life?s green initiatives include:
? 5% soy based ink
? Covers printed on stock with 10% post-consumer waste
? 100% recycled paper coverboards
? Digitized work flow to reduce paper waste
All of which also earn us Courier Printing Company?s Green Edition designation for reducing our environmental footprint. The environmental savings we have achieved on the first printing alone are:
? Number of trees saved: 469
? Air emissions eliminated (GHG?s): 52,240 pounds
? Water saved: 171,250 gallons
? Solid waste eliminated: 28,335 pounds 

L'autore: DAVID SADAVA, Claremont Colleges, USA David is the Pritzker Family Foundation Professor of Biology, Emeritus, at the Keck Science Center of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps, three of The Claremont Colleges. In addition, he is Adjunct Professor of Cancer Cell Biology at the City of Hope Medical Center. Twice winner of the Huntoon Award for superior teaching, Dr. Sadava taught courses on introductory biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, plant biology, and cancer biology. In addition to "Life", he is the author or coauthor of books on cell biology and on plants, genes, and crop biotechnology. His research has resulted in many papers co-authored with undergraduates, on topics ranging from plant biochemistry to pharmacology of narcotic analgesics to human genetic diseases. For the past 15 years, he has investigated multi-drug resistance in human small-cell lung carcinoma cells with a view to understanding and overcoming this clinical challenge. At the City of Hope, his current work focuses on new anti-cancer agents from plants and fungi. DAVID HILLIS, University of Texas, USA David is the Alfred W. Roark Centennial Professor in Integrative Biology and the Director of the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also has directed the School of Biological Sciences. Dr. Hillis has taught courses in introductory biology, genetics, evolution, systematics, and biodiversity. He has been elected into the membership of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, awarded a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship, and has served as President of the Society for the Study of Evolution and of the Society of Systematic Biologists. His research interests span much of evolutionary biology, including experimental studies of evolving viruses, empirical studies of natural molecular evolution, applications of phylogenetics, analyses of biodiversity, and evolutionary modeling. He is particularly interested in teaching and research about the practical applications of evolutionary biology. H. CRAIG HELLER, Stanford University, USA Craig is the Lorry I. Lokey/Business Wire Professor in Biological Sciences and Human Biology at Stanford University. He earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Biology at Yale University in 1970. Dr. Heller has taught in the core biology courses at Stanford since 1972 and served as Director of the Program in Human Biology, Chairman of the Biological Sciences Department, and Associate Dean of Research. Dr. Heller is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a recipient of the Walter J. Gores Award for excellence in teaching. His research is on the neurobiology of sleep and circadian rhythms, mammalian hibernation, the regulation of body temperature, the physiology of human performance, and the neurobiology of learning. Dr. Heller has done research on a huge variety of animals and physiological problems ranging from sleeping kangaroo rats, diving seals, hibernating bears, photoperiodic hamsters, and exercising athletes. Some of his recent work on the effects of temperature on human performance is featured in the opener to Chapter 40. MAY BERENBAUM, University of Illinois, USA May is the Swanlund Professor and Head of the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has taught courses in introductory animal biology, entomology, insect ecology, and chemical ecology and has received awards at the regional and national level for distinguished teaching from the Entomological Society of America. A fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society, she served as President of the American Institute for Biological Sciences in 2009. Her research addresses insect-plant co-evolution from molecular mechanisms of detoxification to impacts of herbivory on community structure. Concerned with the practical application of ecological and evolutionary principles, she has examined impacts of genetic engineering, global climate change, and invasive species on natural and agricultural ecosystems. Devoted to fostering science literacy, she has published numerous articles and five books on insects for the general public.

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