Discover Biology Book

Discover Biology

  • Author : Michael L. Cain
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2009-08-17
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0393179656

Discover Biology Excerpt :

Written from the ground up for nonmajors, Discover Biology is the only introductory biology textbook to present consistently applied features in each chapter that not only demonstrate biology's everyday relevance, but teach students how to move from simply understanding core biological concepts to actively applying those concepts to our rapidly changing world. Discover Biology helps students become biologically literate students--to progress from science to scientific literacy.

Discovery and Explanation in Biology and Medicine Book

Discovery and Explanation in Biology and Medicine

  • Author : Kenneth F. Schaffner
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 654
  • ISBN 10 : 0226735923

Discovery and Explanation in Biology and Medicine Excerpt :

Kenneth F. Schaffner compares the practice of biological and medical research and shows how traditional topics in philosophy of science—such as the nature of theories and of explanation—can illuminate the life sciences. While Schaffner pays some attention to the conceptual questions of evolutionary biology, his chief focus is on the examples that immunology, human genetics, neuroscience, and internal medicine provide for examinations of the way scientists develop, examine, test, and apply theories. Although traditional philosophy of science has regarded scientific discovery—the questions of creativity in science—as a subject for psychological rather than philosophical study, Schaffner argues that recent work in cognitive science and artificial intelligence enables researchers to rationally analyze the nature of discovery. As a philosopher of science who holds an M.D., he has examined biomedical work from the inside and uses detailed examples from the entire range of the life sciences to support the semantic approach to scientific theories, addressing whether there are "laws" in the life sciences as there are in the physical sciences. Schaffner's novel use of philosophical tools to deal with scientific research in all of its complexity provides a distinctive angle on basic questions of scientific evaluation and explanation.

Pattern Discovery in Bioinformatics Book

Pattern Discovery in Bioinformatics

  • Author : Laxmi Parida
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2007-07-04
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420010732

Pattern Discovery in Bioinformatics Excerpt :

The computational methods of bioinformatics are being used more and more to process the large volume of current biological data. Promoting an understanding of the underlying biology that produces this data, Pattern Discovery in Bioinformatics: Theory and Algorithms provides the tools to study regularities in biological data. Taking a systema

Discover Biology Book

Discover Biology

  • Author : Anu Singh-Cundy
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2017-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 550
  • ISBN 10 : 039364426X

Discover Biology Excerpt :

Developing scientific literacy through active learning--before, during, and after class.

The Biology Book Book

The Biology Book

  • Author : DK
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-06-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 715
  • ISBN 10 : 9780744050769

The Biology Book Excerpt :

Learn about the most important discoveries and theories of this science in The Biology Book. Part of the fascinating Big Ideas series, this book tackles tricky topics and themes in a simple and easy to follow format. Learn about Biology in this overview guide to the subject, great for novices looking to find out more and experts wishing to refresh their knowledge alike! The Biology Book brings a fresh and vibrant take on the topic through eye-catching graphics and diagrams to immerse yourself in. This captivating book will broaden your understanding of Biology, with: - More than 95 ideas and events key to the development of biology and the life sciences - Packed with facts, charts, timelines and graphs to help explain core concepts - A visual approach to big subjects with striking illustrations and graphics throughout - Easy to follow text makes topics accessible for people at any level of understanding The Biology Book is a captivating introduction to understanding the living world and explaining how its organisms work and interact - whether microbes, mushrooms, or mammals. Here you'll discover key areas of the life sciences, including ecology, zoology, and biotechnology, through exciting text and bold graphics. Your Biology Questions, Simply Explained This book will outline big biological ideas, like the mysteries of DNA and genetic inheritance; and how we learned to develop vaccines that control diseases. If you thought it was difficult to learn about the living world, The Biology Book presents key information in a clear layout. Here you'll learn about cloning, neuroscience, human evolution, and gene editing, and be introduced to the scientists who shaped these subjects, such as Carl Linnaeus, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Charles Darwin, and Gregor Mendel. The Big Ideas Series With millions of copies sold worldwide, The Biology Book is part of the award-winning Big Ideas series from DK. The series uses striking graphics along with engaging writing, making big topics ea

Plasmids Book


  • Author : Marcelo E. Tolmasky
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-07-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781555818982

Plasmids Excerpt :

Explore the remarkable discoveries in the rapidly expanding field of plasmid biology Plasmids are integral to biological research as models for innumerable mechanisms of living cells, as tools for creating the most diverse therapies, and as crucial helpers for understanding the dissemination of microbial populations. Their role in virulence and antibiotic resistance, together with the generalization of "omics" disciplines, has recently ignited a new wave of interest in plasmids. This comprehensive book contains a series of expertly written chapters focused on plasmid biology, mechanistic details of plasmid function, and the increased utilization of plasmids in biotechnology and pharmacology that has occurred in the past decade. Plasmids: Biology and Impact in Biotechnology and Discovery serves as an invaluable reference for researchers in the wide range of fields and disciplines that utilize plasmids and can also be used as a textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in biotechnology and molecular biology.

Biology for Curious Kids Book

Biology for Curious Kids

  • Author : Laura Baker
  • Publisher : Curious Kids
  • Release Date : 2021-06
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 1839408243

Biology for Curious Kids Excerpt :

Structural Biology in Drug Discovery Book

Structural Biology in Drug Discovery

  • Author : Jean-Paul Renaud
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-01-09
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118900505

Structural Biology in Drug Discovery Excerpt :

With the most comprehensive and up-to-date overview of structure-based drug discovery covering both experimental and computational approaches, Structural Biology in Drug Discovery: Methods, Techniques, and Practices describes principles, methods, applications, and emerging paradigms of structural biology as a tool for more efficient drug development. Coverage includes successful examples, academic and industry insights, novel concepts, and advances in a rapidly evolving field. The combined chapters, by authors writing from the frontlines of structural biology and drug discovery, give readers a valuable reference and resource that: Presents the benefits, limitations, and potentiality of major techniques in the field such as X-ray crystallography, NMR, neutron crystallography, cryo-EM, mass spectrometry and other biophysical techniques, and computational structural biology Includes detailed chapters on druggability, allostery, complementary use of thermodynamic and kinetic information, and powerful approaches such as structural chemogenomics and fragment-based drug design Emphasizes the need for the in-depth biophysical characterization of protein targets as well as of therapeutic proteins, and for a thorough quality assessment of experimental structures Illustrates advances in the field of established therapeutic targets like kinases, serine proteinases, GPCRs, and epigenetic proteins, and of more challenging ones like protein-protein interactions and intrinsically disordered proteins

Discovering Biology in the Lab Book

Discovering Biology in the Lab

  • Author : Tara A. Scully
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2012-02-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 0393918173

Discovering Biology in the Lab Excerpt :

A lab manual that builds on the goals and themes in Discover Biology to make students more scientifically literate.

So  You Want to Work with Animals  Book

So You Want to Work with Animals

  • Author : J. M. Bedell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-04-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781582705965

So You Want to Work with Animals Excerpt :

In the tenth installment of the BE WHAT YOU WANT series, So, You Want to Work With Animals? introduces readers to the diverse fields that work hands-on with animals of all shapes, sizes, and species. From what classes to take in school to exploring what these jobs are really like--the fun stuff, the hard stuff, and even the gross stuff, this book reveals the steps it takes to pursue a childhood dream. Whether animals are big or small, domestic or wild, there are many careers that provide rewarding experiences such as: - Veterinarian - Zookeeper - Wildlife Photographer - K9 Officer - Marine Biologist - And more!

ABCs of Biology Book

ABCs of Biology

  • Author : Chris Ferrie
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2018-06-05
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492673767

ABCs of Biology Excerpt :

Fans of Chris Ferrie's ABCs of Science, ABCs of Space, and Rocket Science for Babies will love this introduction to biology for babies and toddlers! This alphabetical installment of the Baby University baby board book series is the perfect introduction to science for infants and toddlers. It makes a wonderful science baby gift for even the youngest biologist. Give the gift of learning to your little one at birthdays, baby showers, holidays, and beyond! A is for Anatomy B is for Bacteria C is for Cell From anatomy to zoology, the ABCs of Biology is a colorfully simple introduction to STEM for babies and toddlers to a new biology concept for every letter of the alphabet. Written by two experts, each page in this biology primer features multiple levels of text so the book grows along with your little biologist. If you're looking for the perfect science toys for babies, STEAM books for teachers, or a wonderful baby board book to add to a special baby gift basket, look no further! ABCs of Biology offers fun early learning for your little scientist!

Biology Book


  • Author : Melissa Landon
  • Publisher : Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • Release Date : 2014-07-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 97
  • ISBN 10 : 9781622754106

Biology Excerpt :

The study of living matter is an important part of biology. Being able to recognize living matter and differentiate it from nonliving matter is a key component of the science curriculum. This volume is a straightforward, comprehensive guide to the study of living matter: what it s composed of, how it reproduces, how it reacts to the environment around it, and how it evolves. Readers will enjoy the bright photos and engaging information while learning an important part of the study of biology."

Aminoglycoside Antibiotics Book

Aminoglycoside Antibiotics

  • Author : Dev P. Arya
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2007-06-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9780471743026

Aminoglycoside Antibiotics Excerpt :

Advances that open new avenues in developing aminoglycoside antibiotics During the last twenty years, there have been numerous advances in the understanding of the chemistry, biochemistry, and recognition of aminoglycosides. This has led to the development of novel antibiotics and opened up new therapeutic targets for intervention. This is the first book to provide a complete overview of recent advances in the field and explore their tremendous potential for drug discovery and rational drug design. With chapters written by one or more leading experts in their specialty areas, the book addresses the chemistry, biology, and toxicology of aminoglycosides. Aminoglycoside Antibiotics: From Chemical Biology to Drug Discovery is a great resource for academic and industrial researchers in drug design and mechanism studies and for researchers studying antibiotic resistance, antibiotic design and synthesis, and the discovery of novel pharmaceuticals. It is also a valuable reference for graduate students in pharmacy, pharmaceutical science, biophysics, medicinal chemistry, and chemical biology.

The Path to the Double Helix Book

The Path to the Double Helix

  • Author : Robert Olby
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2013-05-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486166599

The Path to the Double Helix Excerpt :

Written by a noted historian of science, this in-depth account traces how Watson and Crick achieved one of science's most dramatic feats: their 1953 discovery of the molecular structure of DNA.

Landmark Experiments in Molecular Biology Book

Landmark Experiments in Molecular Biology

  • Author : Michael Fry
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2016-06-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 570
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128021088

Landmark Experiments in Molecular Biology Excerpt :

Landmark Experiments in Molecular Biology critically considers breakthrough experiments that have constituted major turning points in the birth and evolution of molecular biology. These experiments laid the foundations to molecular biology by uncovering the major players in the machinery of inheritance and biological information handling such as DNA, RNA, ribosomes, and proteins. Landmark Experiments in Molecular Biology combines an historical survey of the development of ideas, theories, and profiles of leading scientists with detailed scientific and technical analysis. Includes detailed analysis of classically designed and executed experiments Incorporates technical and scientific analysis along with historical background for a robust understanding of molecular biology discoveries Provides critical analysis of the history of molecular biology to inform the future of scientific discovery Examines the machinery of inheritance and biological information handling