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Biological Science

Biological Science

Exploring the Science of Life

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Biological Science:: Exploring the Science of Life responds to the key needs of lecturers and their students by placing a clear central narrative, carefully-structured active learning, and confidence with quantitative concepts and scientific enquiry central to its approach. Written by a team of dedicated and passionate academics, and shaped by feedback from over 55 institutions, its straightforward narrative, reinforced by key concept overview videos for every chapter, communicate key ideas clearly:: the right information is provided at the right time, and at the right depth. Its pause and think features, self-check quizzes, and graded end of chapter questions, augmented by flashcards of key terms, directly support active learning. The combination of narrative text and learning features promote a rich, active learning experience:: read, watch, and do. Its combination of Quantitative Toolkits, Scientific Process panels, and the Life and its Exploration chapters provide more insight and support than any other general biology text; they prepare students to engage with this quantitative and experimental discipline with confidence, and set them on a path for success throughout their future studies. With coverage that spans the full scale of biological science - from molecule to ecosystem - and with an approach that fully supports flexible, self-paced learning, Biological Science:: Exploring the Science of Life will set you on a path towards a deeper understanding of the key concepts in biology, and a greater appreciation of biology as a dynamic experimental science. Digital formats and resources Biological Science:: Exploring the Science of Life is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats. The enhanced digital version is enriched with features that offer extra learning support:: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk - Key concepts videos support students from the start of every chapter and as they make their way through every Module. - Self-check questions at the end of each chapter section give students quick and formative feedback, building their confidence and comprehension as they study and revise. - Quantitative skills video screencasts help students to master the foundational skills required by this discipline. - Interactive figures give students the control they need to step through, and gain mastery over, key concepts. - Per-chapter flashcard glossaries help students to recall the key terms and concepts on which further study can be built.
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  • Life and its Exploration:: Foundational Principles; Topic 1:: Exploring the science of life; Topic 2:: The emergence of life on Earth; Topic 3:: Defining Life; Topic 4:: Evolutionary processes; Topic 5:: The diversity, organisation, and classification of life; Quantitative Toolkits; Quantitative Toolkit 1:: Understanding data; Quantitative Toolkit 2:: Size and scale; Quantitative Toolkit 3:: Describing data; Quantitative Toolkit 4:: Ratio and proportion; Quantitative Toolkit 5:: Understanding samples; Quantitative Toolkit 6:: Designing experiments; Quantitative Toolkit 7:: Assessing patterns; Quantitative Toolkit 8:: Formulae and equations; Quantitative Toolkit 9:: Rates of change; Module 1 LIFE AT THE MOLECULAR LEVEL; Building blocks:: molecules and macromolecules; Energy:: powering biochemical processes; Information:: genes and genomes; Mendelian genetics; Reading the genome:: gene expression and protein synthesis; Proteins and proteomes; Metabolism:: energy capture and release from food; Molecular tools and techniques; Module 2 LIFE AT THE CELLULAR LEVEL; Characteristics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells; Cell division in prokaryotes and eukaryotes; Microbial diversity; The growth, measurement, and visualisation of cells; Microbes in life:: harnessing their power; Microbes as agents of infectious disease; Viruses; Module 3 THE HUMAN ORGANISM:: TISSUES, ORGANS, AND SYSTEMS; Physiology overview; Communication and control 1:: introducing the nervous and endocrine systems; Communication and control 2:: sensory systems; Communication and control 3:: controlling organ systems; Muscle and movement; Cardiovascular system; Respiratory system; Exercise physiology; Renal system; Digestive system; Reproductive system; Immune system; Module 4 ORGANISMAL DIVERSITY:: STRUCTURE, ADAPTATION, AND SURVIVAL; The structure of living organisms; Body plans; Interaction with the external environment; Movement, locomotion, and migration; Defence against predation and invasion; Reproduction and development; Module 5 ORGANISMS IN THEIR ENVIRONMENTS; Fundamental concepts:: ecology, evolution, species, and speciation; Genes:: evolutionary change in alleles, genotypes, and phenotypes; Populations:: quantifying demographics and modelling change; Communities:: species interactions and biodiversity metrics; Ecosystems:: abiotic interactions and environmental processes; Challenges:: key threats to ecosystems; Solutions:: managing, conserving, and restoring ecosystems;
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