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. 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. Berkeley and her master's degree is also in zoology. She also holds a certificate in science writing from U. Dusheck has written for "Science News," "Science Magazine," and other publications. From to she was the Principal Editor at U.
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 laevis. Tobin , Jennie Dusheck. Experiments are the plot that holds the story of biology together. 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 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 each chapter, main headings are numbered to make it easier for students to locate previously read information, and Chapter Summaries are organized around Key Questions. All these features provide consistency throughout each chapter.
Student support is also a main focus. A student CD-ROM, BiologyNow, packaged FREE with each copy of the text includes questions created around the text's opening stories and uses diagnostic pre-tests to generate a personalized learning plan for each student.
Updated throughout, the Third Edition captures the terrific excitement of current 21st century science and is accompanied by powerful new learning tools that expand the text's themes. How Do Scientists Design and Analyze. The Chemical Foundations of Life. Why Do Some Atoms Decay? Biological Molecules Great and Small. The Biochemistry of Cholesterol.
Review and Thought Questions. Fish with Jaws and Cartilaginous. Summary with Key Terms. Measuring Carbon Dioxide Levels. Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems. How Does Acid Rain. The 9 2 Structure of Flagella. Directions and Rates of Biochemical Processes. How Can Glycolysis Continue. How Do Herbicides Kill Plants? From Meiosis to Mendel. Two Sets of Chromosomes. What Happens When Meiosis.
How Are Genes Expressed? Which Strand of the. Can Viruses Make You Well? How Can Researchers Design Drugs. The Evolution of Human Skin Color. What Is the Evidence for Evolution? How Do Populations Evolve? How Do Species Evolve? Did It Come from Outer Space? Modern Tropical Rain Forests Mass. What Is the Nature of Anthropological. How Did the First Organisms Evolve? Is There Life Elsewhere. How the Other Half Lives. Carl Woese and the Archaea.
Most Animals Form Mouth First. How Do Species Interact? Why Are Age Distributions of Males. The Ecology of Animal Behavior. Tit for Tat and Prisoners Dilemma.
Structural and Chemical Adaptations of Plants. Growth and Development of Flowering Plants. Why Is Arabidopsis thalianaWell Suited.
Form and Function in Animals. How Do Animals Move? Diabetes A Hormonal Disease. Should People Be Tested for Aortic. How Do Animals Breathe? How Does Tobacco Smoke Damage. The Nervous System and the Sense Organs.
The Cells of the Nervous System. What Is the Physical Basis of Drug. How Do Organisms Become Complex? Programmed Cell Death Contributes to Normal. Why Is Research on Human Stem. Asking about Life Allan J. How Do Biologists Study Life? Asking About Life Allan J.More...