Biology of Life Book

Biology of Life


  • Author : Laurence A. Cole
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2016-07-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128096864

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Biology of Life: Biochemistry, Physiology and Philosophy provides foundational coverage of the field of biochemistry for a different angle to the traditional biochemistry text by focusing on human biochemistry and incorporating related elements of evolution to help further contextualize this dynamic space. This unique approach includes sections on early human development, what constitutes human life, and what makes it special. Additional coverage on the differences between the biochemistry of prokaryotes and eukaryotes is also included. The center of life in prokaryotes is considered to be photosynthesis and sugar generation, while the center of life in eukaryotes is sugar use and oxidative phosphorylation. This unique reference will inform specialized biochemistry courses and researchers in their understanding of the role biochemistry has in human life. Contextualizes the field of biochemistry and its role in human life Includes dedicated sections on human reproduction and human brain development Provides extensive coverage on biochemical energetics, oxidative phosphorylation, photosynthesis, and carbon monoxide-acetate pathways

Biology of Life Book

Biology of Life


  • Author : Laurence Cole
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2016-07-25
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 0128096853

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"Biology of Life: Biochemistry, Physiology and Philosophy" provides foundational coverage of the field of biochemistry for a different angle to the traditional biochemistry text by focusing on human biochemistry and incorporating related elements of evolution to help further contextualize this dynamic space. This unique approach includes sections on early human development, what constitutes human life, and what makes it special. Additional coverage on the differences between the biochemistry of prokaryotes and eukaryotes is also included. The center of life in prokaryotes is considered to be photosynthesis and sugar generation, while the center of life in eukaryotes is sugar use and oxidative phosphorylation. This unique reference will inform specialized biochemistry courses and researchers in their understanding of the role biochemistry has in human life. Contextualizes the field of biochemistry and its role in human lifeIncludes dedicated sections on human reproduction and human brain developmentProvides extensive coverage on biochemical energetics, oxidative phosphorylation, photosynthesis, and carbon monoxide-acetate pathways

Life  the Science of Biology Book

Life the Science of Biology


  • Author : William Kirkwood Purves
  • Publisher : W H Freeman & Company
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 1044
  • ISBN 10 : 0716738759

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Biology for Life Book

Biology for Life


  • Author : M. B. V. Roberts
  • Publisher : Nelson Thornes
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN 10 : 0174480962

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Biology for Life is the leading text for 14-16 year olds in Caribbean schools. This flexible, attractive text is clear and easy to read, providing material for a wide range of abilities. Biology for life contains practical investigations which give clear instructions, and allow students to work independently of the teacher.

Life  An Introduction to Complex Systems Biology Book

Life An Introduction to Complex Systems Biology


  • Author : Kunihiko Kaneko
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2006-09-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN 10 : 9783540326670

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This book examines life not from the reductionist point of view, but rather asks the questions: what are the universal properties of living systems, and how can one construct from there a phenomenological theory of life that leads naturally to complex processes such as reproductive cellular systems, evolution and differentiation? The presentation is relatively non-technical to appeal to a broad spectrum of students and researchers.

What is Life  Book
Score: 3.5
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What is Life


  • Author : Edward Regis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195383416

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This book provides an introduction to the work of the scientists who were attempting literally to create life from scratch, starting with molecular components that they hope to assemble into the world's first synthetic living cell. The book also examines how scientists have unlocked the "three secrets of life," describes the key role played by ATP ("the ultimate driving force of all life"), and outlines the many attempts to explain how life first arose on earth, a puzzle that has given birth to a wide range of theories.

What Is Life  Book

What Is Life


  • Author : Sir Paul Nurse
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-11
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 1922310263

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Life is all around us, abundant and diverse. It is truly a marvel. But what does it actually mean to be alive, and how do we decide what is living and what is not? After a lifetime of studying life, Nobel Prize-winner Sir Paul Nurse, one of the world's leading scientists, has taken on the challenge of defining it. Written with great personality and charm, his accessible guide takes readers on a journey to discover biology's five great building blocks, demonstrates how biology has changed and is changing the world, and reveals where research is headed next. To survive all the challenges that face the human race today - population growth, pandemics, food shortages, climate change - it is vital that we first understand what life is. Never before has the question 'What is life?' been answered with such insight, clarity, and humanity, and never at a time more urgent than now. 'Paul Nurse is about as distinguished a scientist as there could be. He is also a great communicator. This book explains, in a way that is both clear and elegant, how the processes of life unfold, and does as much as science can to answer the question posed by the title. It's also profoundly important, at a time when the world is connected so closely that any new illness can sweep from nation to nation with immense speed, that all of us - including politicians - should be as well-informed as possible. This book provides the sort of clarity and understanding that could save many thousands of lives. I learned a great deal, and I enjoyed the process enormously.' -Sir Philip Pullman 'A nearly perfect guide to the wonder and complexity of existence.' -Bill Bryson 'Nurse provides a concise, lucid response to an age-old question. His writing is not just informed by long experience, but also wise, visionary, and personal. I read the book in one sitting, and felt exhilarated by the end, as though I'd run for miles - from the author's own garden into the interior of the cell, back in time to humankind's most

What is Life  Book
Score: 3
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What is Life


  • Author : Addy Pross
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199641017

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In his famous 1944 text "What is Life?" Erwin Schrödinger pointed out how strange living systems appeared to be when viewed from a strictly physical standpoint. All living systems are highly organized and the emergence of these organized systems would seem to contradict the most basic tenets of physics and chemistry, which say that systems tend toward chaos and disorder. What is even more remarkable is that despite dramatic developments in molecular biology in the half century since Schrödinger's remarks, we still don't understand what life is or how it relates to the inanimate world. In addressing Schrodinger's classic question, renowned scientist Addy Pross offers a radically new approach to these fundamental questions of biology--what is life and how did it emerge. Pross examines these issues from a chemical perspective, providing a new understanding of how the sciences of chemistry and biology relate to one another. Pross shows that recent developments in a new area of chemistry called "systems chemistry" now allow researchers to outline the chemistry-biology connection, shedding light on how and why some prebiotic chemical systems are able to make the magical transformation from inanimate to animate. Through the application of these simple chemical concepts, this book reveals the essence of the animate-inanimate connection, explains the strange properties of living systems in chemical terms, and offers profound new insights into classical biological issues, such the mechanism and driving force for evolution and the origin of altruism. Pross reveals that the emergence of life on earth and classical Darwinian theory are intimately related--that Darwinian theory is just the biological expression of a more general chemical principle, one that Darwin himself predicted would likely be uncovered in time.

Deep Life Book
Score: 3
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Deep Life


  • Author : Tullis C. Onstott
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 506
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691096445

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APPENDIX A: Chronology of the Exploration of Subsurface Life -- APPENDIX B: Chronology of the Meeting of the U.S. DOE's SSP Meetings -- NOTES -- REFERENCES -- INDEX

Concepts of Biology Book
Score: 1
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Concepts of Biology


  • Author : Samantha Fowler
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-01-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 618
  • ISBN 10 : 9888407457

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Concepts of Biology is designed for the single-semester introduction to biology course for non-science majors, which for many students is their only college-level science course. As such, this course represents an important opportunity for students to develop the necessary knowledge, tools, and skills to make informed decisions as they continue with their lives. Rather than being mired down with facts and vocabulary, the typical non-science major student needs information presented in a way that is easy to read and understand. Even more importantly, the content should be meaningful. Students do much better when they understand why biology is relevant to their everyday lives. For these reasons, Concepts of Biology is grounded on an evolutionary basis and includes exciting features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand.We also strive to show the interconnectedness of topics within this extremely broad discipline. In order to meet the needs of today's instructors and students, we maintain the overall organization and coverage found in most syllabi for this course. A strength of Concepts of Biology is that instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Concepts of Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand--and apply--key concepts.

Biology Book

Biology


  • Author : Sandra Alters
  • Publisher : William C. Brown
  • Release Date : 1998-01-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0815112106

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The Music of Life Book
Score: 4
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The Music of Life


  • Author : Denis Noble
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2008-02-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 0191578800

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What is Life? Decades of research have resulted in the full mapping of the human genome - three billion pairs of code whose functions are only now being understood. The gene's eye view of life, advocated by evolutionary biology, sees living bodies as mere vehicles for the replication of the genetic codes. But for a physiologist, working with the living organism, the view is a very different one. Denis Noble is a world renowned physiologist, and sets out an alternative view to the question - one that becomes deeply significant in terms of the living, breathing organism. The genome is not life itself. Noble argues that far from genes building organisms, they should be seen as prisoners of the organism. The view of life presented in this little, modern, post-genome project reflection on the nature of life, is that of the systems biologist: to understand what life is, we must view it at a variety of different levels, all interacting with each other in a complex web. It is that emergent web, full of feedback between levels, from the gene to the wider environment, that is life. It is a kind of music. Including stories from Noble's own research experience, his work on the heartbeat, musical metaphors, and elements of linguistics and Chinese culture, this very personal and at times deeply lyrical book sets out the systems biology view of life.

Cosmic Biology Book

Cosmic Biology


  • Author : Louis Neal Irwin
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-12-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441916471

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In Cosmic Biology, Louis Irwin and Dirk Schulze-Makuch guide readers through the range of planetary habitats found in our Solar System and those likely to be found throughout the universe. Based on our current knowledge of chemistry, energy, and evolutionary tendencies, the authors envision a variety of possible life forms. These range from the familiar species found on Earth to increasingly exotic examples possible under the different conditions of other planets and their satellites. Discussions of the great variety of life forms that could evolve in these diverse environments have become particularly relevant in recent years with the discovery of around 300 exoplanets in orbit around other stars and the possibilities for the existence of life in these planetary systems. The book also posits a taxonomic classification of the various forms of life that might be found, including speculation on the relative abundance of different forms and the generic fate of living systems. The fate and future of life on Earth will also be considered. The closing passages address the Fermi Paradox, and conclude with philosophical reflections on the possible place of Homo sapiens in the potentially vast stream of life across the galaxies.

A Woman s Book of Life Book
Score: 3
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A Woman s Book of Life


  • Author : Joan Borysenko
  • Publisher : Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 1573220434

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Using recent hormonal and neurological research, the author shows how women can use mood swings and life changes to achieve greater health and well being